Karina Perez for NPR
Andy Puddicombe is not your typical entrepreneur – in his early twenties, he gave away everything he owned to train as a Buddhist monk.
But after ten years, he decided he wanted to bring the benefits of his meditation techniques to more people.
While running a meditation clinic in London, Andy met Rich Pierson, who had burned out on his job at a high-powered London ad agency. Together, they founded Headspace in 2010.
Nine years later, Headspace’s guided meditation app has users in 190 countries and an annual revenue of over $100 million.
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