John C. Maxwell Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Books

John C. Maxwell Biography

John C. Maxwell is an accomplished American author, professional speaker and pastor who was previously identified as the most popular leadership expert in 2014. Likewise, he is the originator of The John Maxwell Team, ISS, and EQUIP.

How old is John C. Maxwell? – Age

Maxwell is 76 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 20, 1947, in Garden city, Michigan, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is John C. Maxwell? – Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) tall.

John C. Maxwell’s Mother, Father – Family

John was born and raised by his loving and supportive parents, Melvin Maxwell and Laura Maxwell. His father, Melvin, was a minister while his mother was an clergywoman who died on February 3, 1921. What’s more, he grew up alongside his brother, Larry Maxwell.

John C. Maxwell’s Education

Maxwell enrolled at Ohio Christian University where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in 1969. Similarly, he acquired a Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a holder of five honorary doctorates of Divinity.

Is John C. Maxwell Married? – Wife

John has been married to his lovely wife, Margaret Porter, since 1969. Together the couple has been blessed with two wonderful children named, Joel Porter Maxwell and Sarah Elizabeth Miller.

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John C. Maxwell’s Photo

John C. Maxwell’s Career

Maxwell is best known as the institutor of The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a firm that has enlightened more than 5 million leaders in various countries. In 2007, he was instated into Omicron Delta Kappa at Concordia University Irvine. Likewise, due to his influence on Wesleyan Church, the Maxwell Centre for Business and Leadership was established in his honour.

Previously, in 2010, he addressed several times at the NAA Leadership Conference. It is known that he was the public speaker at the Symmetry Financial Group National Conference in 2018. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Golden Gavel awarded to him by Toastmasters International in 2012.

Moreover, three of his books, Cultivating the Leader Within You, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, have grossed over a million copies. In the 1970s, he directed churches in California, Florida, and Indiana. In addition, after 14 years as a pastor at Skyline Church, he opted to live in 1995.

Furthermore, he served as a teaching pastor for Christ Fellowship congregational ministry in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He began serving as a guest pastor at Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California in 2008. During this time, he preached several times and his sermons were aired live on the TV programme Hour of Power.

Net Worth

John has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.


  • There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics
  • Today Matters
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • Winning With People
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership
  • Your Road Map for Success
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • Put Your Dream to the Test
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
  • Developing the Leaders Around You
  • The 360° Leader, Thomas Nelson, January 2006 – One of Executive Book Summaries 30
  • Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters
  • 25 Ways to win with People
  • Developing the Leader Within You 2.0
  • Thinking For a Change
  • Be a People Person
  • Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
  • Developing the Leader Within You
  • How Successful People Think
  • Be All You Can Be
  • Make Today Count


You can find and follow Maxwell on Twitter using the account name: @JohnCMaxwell

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