David Thomas suffered a very challenging childhood at the hands of his alcoholic mother and brutal aged stepfather. He went off the rails at 16, leaving school with almost no qualifications and did not attend college. He became an operational fire-fighter at the age of 20. He kept failing his promotion exams so at the age of 27 bought a book on how to improve his memory. He discovered he had a gift. 8 months later he went to the 1996 World Memory Championships coming 4th. He has since gone on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history.
- US Memory Champion
- International Grandmaster of Memory
- GuinnessÒ memory record breaker – reciting Pi to 22,500 digits
- World Memory Championships medallist
- World memory record holder – 100 packs of playing cards
- US memory record breaker – 160 digits in 5 minutes
Essential Lifeskills: Improving Your Memory – Dorling Kindersley
Published in 16 countries with total sales of 150,000 copies.
Tell Me Why, Mummy – Harper Collins
Sunday Times #1 bestseller with total worldwide sales of 350,000 copies to date.
Over 500 media interviews including BBC World Service, Wall Street Journal and going on The Oprah Winfrey Show that went out to 250 million people wordwide.
- Spoken for 20 years in 21 countries to date. Will be 30 countries by the end of 2018.
- Biggest audience was 5000.
- Venues have included Caesars Palace, Las Vegas and Tower of London.
- Awarded Speaker Hall of Fame by the Academy for Chief Executives.