Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
1926 – He was the tenth of the twelve children of John Silas and Lila Ziglar, and was born on the 6th day of November in Coffee County, Alabama. He went to college in Jackson, Mississippi, and later to the University of South Carolina
1932 – His father died of a stroke (and his younger sister died two days later), leaving his mother to raise the remaining eleven children alone. He served in the Navy
1946 – After his discharge from the US Navy, he attended the University of South Carolina, and worked as a salesman in a succession of companies, during which time his sales skills improved and his interest in motivational speaking grew.
1968 – He became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance Company, and moved to Dallas, Texas.
1970 – He went into the business of motivational speaking full-time.
2006 – As of this year his latest book is ´Better than Good”.