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A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 47-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, motivational speaker, husband, father of 4 and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living.

In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself (Crown Archetype). Taking up where the book leaves off, in 2013 Rich launched the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, which persistently sits atop the iTunes top-10 lists.

In May 2010, Rich and his ultra-colleague Jason Lester accomplished an unprecedented feat of staggering endurance many said was not possible. Something they call the EPIC5 CHALLENGE – a odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. Commencing on Kauai, they travelled to Oahu, Molokai and Maui before finishing on the Big Island, following the course of the Ironman World Championships on the Kona coast.

In addition, Rich has been a top finisher at the 2008 and 2009 Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. Considered by many to be one of world’s most daunting and grueling endurance races on the planet, Ultraman is a 3-day / 320 mile double-ironman distance triathlon that circumnavigates the entire Big Island. Limited to only 35 carefully selected invitation-only participants from all over the world, Day 1 involves a 6.2 mile ocean swim immediately followed by a 90 mile cross-country cycling race. Day 2 is a 170 mile cycling race. And the event culminates on Day 3 with a 52 mile double marathon run on the searing hot lava fields of the Kona coast.

But what makes Rich truly remarkable is that less than two years prior to his first Ultraman, he didn’t even own a bike, let alone race one.

Although he competed as a butterfly swimmer at Stanford University in the late 80’s, Rich’s career was cut short by struggles with drugs and alcohol — an addiction that led him astray for the next decade, alienating friends, colleagues and family, landing him in jails, institutions and ultimately rehab at age 31. Although sober, Rich soon found himself 50 pounds overweight; the furthest thing from fit. Everything came to head on the eve of his 40th birthday. Defeated by a mere flight of stairs that left him buckled over in pain, he foresaw the almost certain heart attack looming in his near future.

It was time for a major life change.

The day immediately following his staircase epiphany, Rich overhauled his diet, became a dedicated vegan, put on his running shoes and jumped back into the pool. It wasn’t long before ambition took hold and his quest to participate in Ultraman slowly began. Two years later, 50 pounds lighter, and fueled by nothing but plants, he surprised the triathlon & ultra communities by not only becoming the first vegan to complete the 320-mile über-endurance event, but by finishing in the top 10 males (3rd fastest American) with the 2nd fastest swim split — all despite having never previously completed even a half-ironman distance triathlon.

In 2009, Rich returned to Ultraman twice the athlete he was the year prior. Despite a stacked field, he took home first day honors with a blistering 2:21 swim victory (6th fastest of all time) and a third fastest bike leg to win the day with a 10 minute lead on the field. On Day 2 Richard suffered a serious bike crash but managed to salvage the day in 6th place overall. With an injured knee and shoulder Richard nonetheless went on to a 7:51 Day 3 double-marathon to hold onto 6th place overall.

Rich’s plant-fueled feats of boundary-pushing athleticism have been featured on CNN and in the pages of the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The Huffington Post, Stanford Magazine, Men’s Health Living, VegNews, Triathlete, Outside, 3/GO Magazine and Men’s Fitness Magazine, which named Rich as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World.”

Along with his wife, four children and golden retriever Bodhi, Rich resides Malibu Canyon outside of Los Angeles.

When he isn’t writing, podcasting or spending time with his family, you can find him lost on the remote trails of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Books
The Plantpower Way: Italia: Delicious Vegan Recipes from the Italian Countryside

The Plantpower Way: Italia: Delicious Vegan Recipes from the Italian Countryside

The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

Speaking Topics
  • Unlocking Your Best Self Through Plant-Based Nutrition

    “I want to eat and feel better, but I just don’t know how to do it!” We all know the refrain. The United States is the most prosperous nation on the planet, and yet we’ve never been more sick. Heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer are modern day plagues, killing us by the millions. Swimming in escalating health care costs, families and corporate America are desperate to find a sustainable solution to improve individual and workforce health. But how? The truth is, the solution has been staring us in the face all along. Over the course of this 70-minute keynote, Rich will inspire you with his personal story of redemptive health, educate you with the science behind good nutrition, and leave you with the tips, tools and strategies to follow in his footsteps.

  • Living Your Authentic Life

    “I feel stuck in a life I didn’t consciously choose – how can I change?” Too many of us are living lives of quiet desperation. Locked in a habitrail life without the keys to escape. But freedom isn’t just possible, it’s our mandate. In this compelling talk that merges Rich’s personal journey with tangible and powerful tips and takeaways, Audiences will be left inspired to delve deep within; and empowered to embark on a journey of self-discovery with the tools to unlock and unleash the best, most authentic version of ourselves.

  • The Plantpower Revolution Is Now

    Talking about food is personal. Right up there with religion and politics. And with so many fad diets and conflicting information about nutrition at our fingertips, it’s enough to cause vertigo in even the most discerning consumer. But what we put in our mouths has ramifications that extend well beyond personal preference. We are in the midst of a health care crisis of unprecedented proportions that has our economy stalled. Meanwhile, our planet is dying, teetering on ecological disaster. The biggest contributor to these problematic times? Our industrialized system of animal agriculture — indisputably the single largest contributor to every known environmental ill known to human kind including water scarcity, deforestation, land use, species extinction, the destabilization of communities and world hunger. The world’s obsession with an animal-centric diet is not only killing us, it’s an environmental disaster that is polluting our atmosphere and oceans, depleting our resources, obliterating species and destroying the Earth at an alarming rate of speed. But there is a solution. And it’s simple. Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is the optimal solution to be healthy, stay healthy and raise healthy, conscious children while simultaneously fulfilling our collective responsibility as consumers, parents and stewards of the planet.

  • The Plantpower Athlete

    Collective wisdom is that “vegan” and “athlete” cannot co-exist. But this is pure nonsense. In this illuminating talk, Rich reveals the truth behind nutrition, the tactics used by conglomerate food manufacturers to dupe and confuse consumers and sets the record straight – not only can you succeed athletically on a plant-based diet, it is the optimal protocol for maximum performance.

  • Investing In the Journey

    The most popular meme of the decade just might be the hack. Hack your diet, hack your fitness, hack your job, hack your wife. But when did a term so historically pejorative suddenly become aspirational. In this short 15-minute, TED Talk-type discourse, Rich launches a plea to forget short-cuts and our insatiable drive for instant gratification. An appeal to not only slow down, but to invest in the journey. An inspirational and illuminating look at the insanity that drives us away from the goals, success and life satisfaction we so desperately seek.

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    Booking fees for Rich Roll, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rich Roll, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rich Roll for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rich Roll for your next private or corporate function.
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Rich Roll

Athlete; Wellness Advocate; Motivational Speaker; Addiction Survivor, Author

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Rich Roll Biography

A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 47-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, motivational speaker, husband, father of 4 and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living.

In 2012, Rich became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself (Crown Archetype). Taking up where the book leaves off, in 2013 Rich launched the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, which persistently sits atop the iTunes top-10 lists.

In May 2010, Rich and his ultra-colleague Jason Lester accomplished an unprecedented feat of staggering endurance many said was not possible. Something they call the EPIC5 CHALLENGE – a odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. Commencing on Kauai, they travelled to Oahu, Molokai and Maui before finishing on the Big Island, following the course of the Ironman World Championships on the Kona coast.

In addition, Rich has been a top finisher at the 2008 and 2009 Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. Considered by many to be one of world’s most daunting and grueling endurance races on the planet, Ultraman is a 3-day / 320 mile double-ironman distance triathlon that circumnavigates the entire Big Island. Limited to only 35 carefully selected invitation-only participants from all over the world, Day 1 involves a 6.2 mile ocean swim immediately followed by a 90 mile cross-country cycling race. Day 2 is a 170 mile cycling race. And the event culminates on Day 3 with a 52 mile double marathon run on the searing hot lava fields of the Kona coast.

But what makes Rich truly remarkable is that less than two years prior to his first Ultraman, he didn’t even own a bike, let alone race one.

Although he competed as a butterfly swimmer at Stanford University in the late 80’s, Rich’s career was cut short by struggles with drugs and alcohol — an addiction that led him astray for the next decade, alienating friends, colleagues and family, landing him in jails, institutions and ultimately rehab at age 31. Although sober, Rich soon found himself 50 pounds overweight; the furthest thing from fit. Everything came to head on the eve of his 40th birthday. Defeated by a mere flight of stairs that left him buckled over in pain, he foresaw the almost certain heart attack looming in his near future.

It was time for a major life change.

The day immediately following his staircase epiphany, Rich overhauled his diet, became a dedicated vegan, put on his running shoes and jumped back into the pool. It wasn’t long before ambition took hold and his quest to participate in Ultraman slowly began. Two years later, 50 pounds lighter, and fueled by nothing but plants, he surprised the triathlon & ultra communities by not only becoming the first vegan to complete the 320-mile über-endurance event, but by finishing in the top 10 males (3rd fastest American) with the 2nd fastest swim split — all despite having never previously completed even a half-ironman distance triathlon.

In 2009, Rich returned to Ultraman twice the athlete he was the year prior. Despite a stacked field, he took home first day honors with a blistering 2:21 swim victory (6th fastest of all time) and a third fastest bike leg to win the day with a 10 minute lead on the field. On Day 2 Richard suffered a serious bike crash but managed to salvage the day in 6th place overall. With an injured knee and shoulder Richard nonetheless went on to a 7:51 Day 3 double-marathon to hold onto 6th place overall.

Rich’s plant-fueled feats of boundary-pushing athleticism have been featured on CNN and in the pages of the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The Huffington Post, Stanford Magazine, Men’s Health Living, VegNews, Triathlete, Outside, 3/GO Magazine and Men’s Fitness Magazine, which named Rich as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World.”

Along with his wife, four children and golden retriever Bodhi, Rich resides Malibu Canyon outside of Los Angeles.

When he isn’t writing, podcasting or spending time with his family, you can find him lost on the remote trails of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Rich Roll Videos

  • Rich Roll | Revitalize | Why You Shouldn't Hack Your Life - YouTube
  • Rich Roll on Self-Transformation, Environmental Impact of Food ...
  • VEGAN ON $25 - YouTube

Rich Roll Books

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Rich Roll Speaking Topics

  • Unlocking Your Best Self Through Plant-Based Nutrition

    “I want to eat and feel better, but I just don’t know how to do it!” We all know the refrain. The United States is the most prosperous nation on the planet, and yet we’ve never been more sick. Heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer are modern day plagues, killing us by the millions. Swimming in escalating health care costs, families and corporate America are desperate to find a sustainable solution to improve individual and workforce health. But how? The truth is, the solution has been staring us in the face all along. Over the course of this 70-minute keynote, Rich will inspire you with his personal story of redemptive health, educate you with the science behind good nutrition, and leave you with the tips, tools and strategies to follow in his footsteps.

  • Living Your Authentic Life

    “I feel stuck in a life I didn’t consciously choose – how can I change?” Too many of us are living lives of quiet desperation. Locked in a habitrail life without the keys to escape. But freedom isn’t just possible, it’s our mandate. In this compelling talk that merges Rich’s personal journey with tangible and powerful tips and takeaways, Audiences will be left inspired to delve deep within; and empowered to embark on a journey of self-discovery with the tools to unlock and unleash the best, most authentic version of ourselves.

  • The Plantpower Revolution Is Now

    Talking about food is personal. Right up there with religion and politics. And with so many fad diets and conflicting information about nutrition at our fingertips, it’s enough to cause vertigo in even the most discerning consumer. But what we put in our mouths has ramifications that extend well beyond personal preference. We are in the midst of a health care crisis of unprecedented proportions that has our economy stalled. Meanwhile, our planet is dying, teetering on ecological disaster. The biggest contributor to these problematic times? Our industrialized system of animal agriculture — indisputably the single largest contributor to every known environmental ill known to human kind including water scarcity, deforestation, land use, species extinction, the destabilization of communities and world hunger. The world’s obsession with an animal-centric diet is not only killing us, it’s an environmental disaster that is polluting our atmosphere and oceans, depleting our resources, obliterating species and destroying the Earth at an alarming rate of speed. But there is a solution. And it’s simple. Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is the optimal solution to be healthy, stay healthy and raise healthy, conscious children while simultaneously fulfilling our collective responsibility as consumers, parents and stewards of the planet.

  • The Plantpower Athlete

    Collective wisdom is that “vegan” and “athlete” cannot co-exist. But this is pure nonsense. In this illuminating talk, Rich reveals the truth behind nutrition, the tactics used by conglomerate food manufacturers to dupe and confuse consumers and sets the record straight – not only can you succeed athletically on a plant-based diet, it is the optimal protocol for maximum performance.

  • Investing In the Journey

    The most popular meme of the decade just might be the hack. Hack your diet, hack your fitness, hack your job, hack your wife. But when did a term so historically pejorative suddenly become aspirational. In this short 15-minute, TED Talk-type discourse, Rich launches a plea to forget short-cuts and our insatiable drive for instant gratification. An appeal to not only slow down, but to invest in the journey. An inspirational and illuminating look at the insanity that drives us away from the goals, success and life satisfaction we so desperately seek.

FAQs on booking Rich Roll

  • How to book Rich Roll?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rich Roll for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rich Roll, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rich Roll or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rich Roll?

    Booking fees for Rich Roll, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rich Roll, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rich Roll?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rich Roll for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rich Roll for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rich Roll or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rich Roll or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rich Roll is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rich Roll for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Rich Roll generally travels from Malibu, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Herren, Jodie Sweetin, Jason Wahler, Thomas Henderson and Steve Ford. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rich Roll for an upcoming event.

Rich Roll Speaker Videos

  • Rich Roll | Revitalize | Why You Shouldn't Hack Your Life - YouTube
    Rich Roll on Self-Transformation, Environmental Impact of Food ...
  • VEGAN ON $25 - YouTube
    Rich Roll Part I - ManEvolving Sessions Interivew - YouTube
  • Rich Roll: Story of Redemption, Personal Triumph and Ultra-Fitness ...
    Ultra Endurance Athlete Rich Roll Powered by Plant Based Diet ...

Rich Roll Speaking Topics

  • Unlocking Your Best Self Through Plant-Based Nutrition

    “I want to eat and feel better, but I just don’t know how to do it!” We all know the refrain. The United States is the most prosperous nation on the planet, and yet we’ve never been more sick. Heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer are modern day plagues, killing us by the millions. Swimming in escalating health care costs, families and corporate America are desperate to find a sustainable solution to improve individual and workforce health. But how? The truth is, the solution has been staring us in the face all along. Over the course of this 70-minute keynote, Rich will inspire you with his personal story of redemptive health, educate you with the science behind good nutrition, and leave you with the tips, tools and strategies to follow in his footsteps.

  • Living Your Authentic Life

    “I feel stuck in a life I didn’t consciously choose – how can I change?” Too many of us are living lives of quiet desperation. Locked in a habitrail life without the keys to escape. But freedom isn’t just possible, it’s our mandate. In this compelling talk that merges Rich’s personal journey with tangible and powerful tips and takeaways, Audiences will be left inspired to delve deep within; and empowered to embark on a journey of self-discovery with the tools to unlock and unleash the best, most authentic version of ourselves.

  • The Plantpower Revolution Is Now

    Talking about food is personal. Right up there with religion and politics. And with so many fad diets and conflicting information about nutrition at our fingertips, it’s enough to cause vertigo in even the most discerning consumer. But what we put in our mouths has ramifications that extend well beyond personal preference. We are in the midst of a health care crisis of unprecedented proportions that has our economy stalled. Meanwhile, our planet is dying, teetering on ecological disaster. The biggest contributor to these problematic times? Our industrialized system of animal agriculture — indisputably the single largest contributor to every known environmental ill known to human kind including water scarcity, deforestation, land use, species extinction, the destabilization of communities and world hunger. The world’s obsession with an animal-centric diet is not only killing us, it’s an environmental disaster that is polluting our atmosphere and oceans, depleting our resources, obliterating species and destroying the Earth at an alarming rate of speed. But there is a solution. And it’s simple. Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is the optimal solution to be healthy, stay healthy and raise healthy, conscious children while simultaneously fulfilling our collective responsibility as consumers, parents and stewards of the planet.

  • The Plantpower Athlete

    Collective wisdom is that “vegan” and “athlete” cannot co-exist. But this is pure nonsense. In this illuminating talk, Rich reveals the truth behind nutrition, the tactics used by conglomerate food manufacturers to dupe and confuse consumers and sets the record straight – not only can you succeed athletically on a plant-based diet, it is the optimal protocol for maximum performance.

  • Investing In the Journey

    The most popular meme of the decade just might be the hack. Hack your diet, hack your fitness, hack your job, hack your wife. But when did a term so historically pejorative suddenly become aspirational. In this short 15-minute, TED Talk-type discourse, Rich launches a plea to forget short-cuts and our insatiable drive for instant gratification. An appeal to not only slow down, but to invest in the journey. An inspirational and illuminating look at the insanity that drives us away from the goals, success and life satisfaction we so desperately seek.

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