Meet Ben Nemtin


Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Inc., FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has presented his '5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible' to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Viacom, Verizon, Levi's, Harvard, and more.

In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams.


MTV,  The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Inc., FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Viacom, Verizon, Levi's, Harvard

I think what you’re doing is truly so inspiring.
— Oprah Winfrey
Perfect alignment with our corporate values, authentic and inspiring.
— Robert Cameron, VP of Global Marketing, Levi Strauss & Co.
Having Ben as a guest speaker at Headspace was nothing short of sublime. Not only is his own story and incredible inspiration, he also stands for creating the culture where others can inhabit a life they love.
— Brydon Gerus, Creative Director, Headspace
If you want a lesson in boldness, and to cross things off your bucket list, there is no better teacher than Ben Nemtin.
— Tim Ferriss, Host of the Time Ferris Podcast, Speaker