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Wealthy Gorilla was founded in 2014 by Dan Western, as a website to help motivate and inspire others to improve their own lives, and live life on their own terms.

Isn’t that what we all want to achieve?

Since then, Wealthy Gorilla has grown over the years, and become one of the leading self-improvement blogs on the web. We’re currently receiving over 2 million views every single month, and have over 200K social media followers, and 200+ authors have been able to share their content on our platform.

If you’re just joining us, then stick around! We’re prone to making big changes on a regular basis!


About Dan Western

About Dan Western

Yo, what’s up guys?

Dan Western here, taking over the about page!

I created Wealthy Gorilla back in 2014, for a lot of different reasons.

When I was younger, I had trouble fitting in. I didn’t have the confidence to get my voice heard in groups, and as a result struggled to make friends. I was scared of trying new things in case I made mistakes and embarrassed myself, and I ultimately lived well inside my comfort zone. (Not a good thing).

Before creating this site, I ended a relationship with my first serious girlfriend, and felt a little lost as to what I was supposed to be doing with all my time.

…That’s when I found self-development.

Since then, I’ve been travelling the world, exploring new cultures, meeting new people, improving my health, and above all else, living life on my own terms. I’ve been to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, among many other countries, and still have a lot more on my list to visit!

I’ve even lived in a few of them.

The point of this story, and my journey as a whole, is to enlighten people to just how much the world really has to offer. The possibilities for life are endless, and far too often, they are never explored because of fear, or disbelief.

So here I am, trying to grow Wealthy Gorilla into a worldwide platform that does exactly that. A platform that inspires millions of people around the world, not to give up on their dreams.

Who knows, maybe we’ll cross paths along the way…

“Let me tell you something – There’s so much more out there to experience! I want to be better. I want you to be better. We want to live, not just exist.”


Why Should You Follow Wealthy Gorilla?

Wealthy Gorilla was created to help people improve their lives, whether they want to start a business, adopt positive and powerful habits, better control their emotions, build a strong mindset, or are even on the verge of giving up on their dreams.

The aim with Wealthy Gorilla is to help and inspire as many people as possible to live a life you love, achieve your dreams, and to fulfill your true potential.

Here’s a small checklist of some of the amazing content you can expect to find here:

  • Self-Improvement Articles – Designed to help you adopt good habits, become more productive, get out of your comfort zone, and generally improve your life.
  • Success Articles – Designed to help you succeed in life and in your career, whatever your definition of success may be.
  • Motivation – Compilations of the best motivational videos, articles, images and more.
  • Entrepreneurship – If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, and are in need of advice that’ll help you on the way, we’ve got that covered too.
  • Quotes – You won’t find extensive quote collections like this anywhere else on the web. We’ve published over 170 quote collections on WG, and that number is growing everyday.

Hopefully if you do decide to follow Wealthy Gorilla, you’ll enjoy reading content that inspires and motivates you to push yourself in life and create one that you desire, rather than living the average life you’re not completely happy about.


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If you want to stay up to date with what we’re sharing then you could just type our URL into your browser everyday… but where’s the fun in that? To make sure you see and hear everything…

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Email Queries

PLEASE NOTE: The number of emails I receive these days is in the hundreds every week, and there may be a delay in my reply. So to make things simpler, please read the below information fully.

First of all, if you are looking to become a contributor to Wealthy Gorilla, please read this page to learn more about what we’re looking for and how you can apply:

The email to send Guest Articles to is:

Please do not send emails pitching yourself as a writer, these will be ignored. We judge based on the article that is produced, so this can be sent to us directly.

However, if you are interested in the following:

  • Advertising
  • Collaboration
  • Blogging Coaching (I love helping others build and grow their audience!)
  • Press enquiries

The email to contact me directly is:


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Let’s Wrap This Up!

Once again, thank you for visiting Wealthy Gorilla, and being a part of our community.

Don’t forget to bookmark the site, and view our latest articles before you leave.

Stay strong, be positive and share your voice with the world!

All the best,

Dan Western

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Wealthy Gorilla is one of the fastest growing self-development websites worldwide; with articles and stories covering everything from quotes, net worths, richest lists, self-development lessons, and more. We have reached over 40 million views in the past 5 years, and amassed over 200,000 followers on social media. We are continuing on our mission to inspire and motivate people around the world. Welcome to our community, and we are so grateful to have you here with us. You can click on any of the buttons below to follow us on our social media channels; or to get in touch with the founder, Dan Western, head over to the 'contact' page.

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