"I want to be just like Ryan Blair when I grow up.... It's in his destiny to be one of the greatest businessmen of all times." - Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea
Ryan Blair is the CEO of ViSalus, #1 New York Times best selling author, and serial entrepreneur who came from nothing to lose, and had everything to gain. At the age of 21 years old, Blair had already founded his first business, 24/7 Tech, and has since created and sold numerous other companies for hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career. Ryan was named 2012's Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
In August 2011, Blair published the New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (now available in Paperback, also a #1 New York Times bestseller), an uncensored personal account of overcoming a life of adversity and a road map for entrepreneurial success through the process of reinvention, while simultaneously facing the biggest professional challenge of his career: rescuing his company, ViSalus.
Shortly after the 2008 recession and just one month from having to declare bankruptcy, Blair and his business partners personally invested in a new business model that would later revolutionize the direct selling industry. In less than three years, Ryan Blair took ViSalus from $600 million in revenue to surpassing $1 billion in total sales in March 2013. Ryan documented his path to success in his book, step by step, proving that any obstacle in business, and in life, can be overcome using survival skills and a nothing to lose mindset. Ryan has also released a behind-the-scenes account through his NOTHING TO LOSE Documentary which can be viewed online at www.NothingToLose.com.
Blair regularly appears as a business expert on national television networks such as CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox. He has also been featured in major publications including Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012, Blair was named one of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year in the category for consumer products. Blair is also a contributor for the Financial Times and Forbes.com, and took a turn in movie production serving as Executive Producer of Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story, an award winning documentary about the legendary LSU Basketball Coach.
Blair currently resides in Los Angeles with his son, Reagan.