Darren Hardy was born in the year 1971. Hardy is a former CEO of SUCCESS magazine, an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher. He is the author of numerous books, including The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever, and The Compound Effect. Hardy started his first business at age 18. His career in the successful media business spans over 25 years. In 2007, he became publisher of SUCCESS magazine and Success Media. Hardy has been awarded the NSA's 'Master of Influence' designation for his contributions to the profession.