New York City
|Occupation||investor, author, radio host|
|Notable work(s)||The Day After the Dollar Crashes|
Damon Vickers is a Seattle-based investor. He is also a periodic commentator on investments and social and economic trends in the general and financial press, maintains an investment-oriented channel on YouTube, and is the author of the New York Times business best-seller, The Day After the Dollar Crashes.
Damon Vickers was born in 1964 in New York City, and grew up in Kew Gardens, Queens, New Haven, and later in Sonoma County. After his parent's divorce, Vickers went to live with his father, who had been a floor trader for Goldman Sachs.
Damon’s father eventually discovered the teachings of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche and the Nyingma Institute, and the pair moved to Northern California to help build the newly-founded Odiyan Monastery. Vickers spent several years living at the monastery, where he was jointly influenced by the “extremely liberal” influence of his father and the disciplined regimen of the monastery, as well as rigorous training in meditation. At the age of 13, Damon was initiated by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in the Nyingma lineage, and participated in the Black Crown Ceremony with Karmapa.
At the age of 18 Vickers became a top synthesizer salesman at Manny’s Music in New York, where he sold equipment to individuals such as Will Smith, Pauly Shore, Russell Simmons, Annie Lenox, George Benson, and Iggy Pop, among others.
Currently, Vickers periodically reports on companies and trends he finds interesting in both a daily commentary blog and his Twitter page.
From 2001 to 2004 Damon Vickers was the host of The Damon Vickers Show, a nationally syndicated five-day-a-week financial radio program that broadcast from Seattle and Tampa. Prior to his own show he was a periodic guest on the Business Talk Radio network, Bill Bresnan, and The Dolans.
- The Day After the Dollar Crashes
His 2011 book The Day After the Dollar Crashes appeared on The New York Times business best-seller list, and reached number 5 among business books at Amazon.com. Martin D. Weiss called the book "A must read," with Michael W. Covel commenting “Damon Vickers wants you prepared for an unpredictable future. Are you? If not, time to wake up.”
Much of Damon Vickers' family were involved in business, investment, and finance. His father, John Vickers, was a floor trader for Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers. His grandfather Jack Vickers worked for Kidder Peabody and was a broker during the crash of 1929. Damon’s great grandmother, Katharine Angell, cofounded the Culinary Institute of America, and his great grandfather, James Rowland Angell, was head of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1920 and president of Yale University between 1921 and 1937.
- Official website
- Damon Vickers on Twitter
- Damon Vickers on Facebook
- Damon Vickers on YouTube
- Day After Dollar Crashes Survival on Amazon.com
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