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Jay Shetty            

"Huffpost LIVE Show" Host; Motivational & Lifestyle Vlogger; Former Monk Turned Media Influencer

Jay Shetty is a former monk who is now an award winning host, storyteller and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Shetty's viral wisdom videos have garnered over 4 billion views and gained over 20 million followers globally. This makes him one of the most viewed people on the internet internationally.

Shetty graduated with honors from Cass Business School in London, but knew he wanted to make a difference in the world outside of what he could do with his degree so he packed his bags at the age of 22 and went to live as a monk in India. For the next three years, he helped build sustainable villages and food programs which distributed over one million meals per day.

Upon return, he continued to use his invaluable experience to help those around him by sharing what he learned in universities and the world’s largest corporations including EY and Nasdaq. Shetty simultaneously became Accenture's Social Media coach for executives online branding & digital strategy and has been invited to keynote at leading companies including Google, Microsoft and HSBC about finding purpose, harnessing collaboration and driving change.

After placing 3rd in the Guardian Rising Star Award in 2015, he won the ITV Asian Media Award for Best Video Blog in 2016. Shetty launched his Facebook channel in that same year. His viral wisdom videos have garnered over 200 million views and gained him over one million followers globally. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of media.



Jay Shetty shares 3 ways to relax during self-isolation

Jay Shetty, a former monk who now lives in Los Angeles, walked TODAY co- anchor Hoda Kotb through some ways to make self-quarantine easier.

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