About Me

Michael Ellsberg

I’m the author of The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful (Penguin, 2011,) and the co-author of The Last Safe Investment: Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever (Penguin, 2016.) I’m also the author of The Power of Eye Contact (HarperCollins, 2010.)

I was born in San Francisco in 1977, grew up in Berkeley, and graduated from Brown in 1999 with a degree–that I’ve never used–in International Relations. I now live back in Berkeley.

Here is my: Facebook Profile, Twitter, MediumYouTube, Instagram, Facebook PageGoogle+, Pinterest, Vimeo, Yelp reviews I’ve written, and Soundcloud.


  • I’m the artist manager (and #1 fan) of independent singer-songwriter-pianist Adey Bell. Her first studio album, released March 2018, is Silver Wheel. Listen and weep.
  • I’m the creator of the “Consent Pledge,” for men who have sex with women.
    (This initiative was recently covered in the New York Times.)
  • I edit and maintain my father’s website Ellsberg.Net

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