Business 100 – 2017

Benny Lewis/Fluent in 3 Months

Benny Lewis is the founder of Fluent in 3 Months, the world’s most popular language learning blog. He has also launched an internationally best-selling book by the same title, as well as multiple language courses. Fluent in 3 Months encourages adults to learn new languages, no matter their background, age, or natural ability.

Born in County Cavan, Benny also has roots from County Monaghan on his mother’s side and the U.K. on his father’s. His grandfather founded the street he grew up on and ran a successful hatchery business there. His first job was as a FTSE100 stock investor for a local businessman. The task required software familiarity and 13-year-old Benny was among the only locals up to the job. Benny graduated from University College Dublin with a bachelor’s in electronic engineering.

Today, Benny regularly lectures at universities all over the country and has spoken at TedX talks. He speaks professionally in his current hometown of New York, where he lives with his wife, Lauren.