Og Mandino (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Og Mandino

Augustine “Og” Mandino II was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages. He was the president of Success Unlimited magazine until 1976 and was inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame.

Born: Augustine Mandino II, December 12, 1923, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1996 (aged 72), Antrim, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation: author
Website: [ogmandino.com]

About Og Mandino

Though best known for his 1986 bestseller The Greatest Salesman in the World, this popular author also penned such works as The Greatest Secret in the World, Spellbinder’s Gift, and Secrets for Success and Happiness.

Before Fame

During the World War II years, he was an officer in the United States Army Air Corps. He subsequently worked as an insurance salesman, but began his career as a motivational writer and speaker after reading numerous self-help books that aided him in overcoming alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts.


In the Greatest Salesman in the World, Mandino outlines a series of ten “scrolls” (guidelines for success) that readers can use to overcome negative thought patterns.

Family Life

Born Augustine Mandino II, he grew up in the towns of Natick and Framington, Massachusetts, as the child of Margaret and Silvio Mandino.


He was greatly influenced by the work of Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill.

Information related to Og Mandino

  • Natick High School alumni
  • American self-help writers
  • Writers from Massachusetts
  • United States Army Air Forces pilots of World War II
  • United States Army Air Forces officers

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Latest information about Og Mandino updated on September 02, 2020.

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