Ep 205. Erik Bergman: Making Money and Giving It All Away


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What would you do if you just made 15 million dollars? Our guest Erik Bergman did just that.

Two years ago, his first company went public. He made 15 million dollars, in one day, on his 28th birthday.

Erik Bergman is now 31, lives and works in Malta. Born and raised in Sweden, he comes from an ordinary family. His parents managed to send him to a fancy private school. Unfortunately, he always felt like “the poor kid” in a place where he didn’t belong. That experience that had a big impact on his self-esteem and gave him the drive to make money, a lot of it.

In this episode, Erik talks to us about:

  • How he was able to make 15 million dollars and how it impacted his behaviors towards personal and professional life

  • Why he started Great.com (and how much he paid for this crazy rare domain)

  • His origin stories growing up in Sweden

  • His philanthropic endeavors and where he has contributed his money and time

  • How you can make the most of your money and effort working for nonprofit

  • And an unrelated note - sex and relationship

After Erik made his fortune, he helped build a school in Ghana (in western Africa). After that trip, he started to plan his future and figure out the best way to contribute. So he started engaging in various projects and he started reading up on things.

Erik knows deep down and there’s something he does best which is making money. His new plan and possibly a project of a lifetime is to make money, and give everything away. This is the story of Great.com, a controversial charity about making money, and giving it away.

Beside money, making the world a better place, Erik also has researched and read quite a bit about sex and relationship. He shared his own stories and a list of incredible resources. People don’t talk about sex, not even in private relationships. Erik felt that he had a lot to learn.

It comes down to one simple thing: How can we learn to truly love and respect ourselves?

Please join Erik Bergman and me on the Feisworld Podcast today. And hope you’ll share this conversation with one more person.

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