Sol Orwell

Sol Orwell is an entrepreneur known for co-founding Examine.com, the largest database on nutrition and supplement research.

Sol’s been building gaming-related websites and making money online for almost 20 years, since attending high school in Canada.

After finishing studying computer engineering at the University of Toronto, Sol sold several websites which made him able to “retire” and became a digital nomad, travelling the world for five years.

He returned to Toronto and bought the domain Examine.com for around $40.000 and started developing it. He also bought and sold several other domains and websites, such as Beat.com, BusinessLoan.org, and Webmaster.org, but claims he “was never good at [domains],” which is why he focused on business development.

In 2014, Sol was recognized as a Game Changer by Men’s Fitness and profiled by Forbes as a seven-figure entrepreneur.

Now, Sol stepped back from Examine.com, describes himself as “semi-retired” (travelling around one quarter of the year), organizes events for charity, and writes about personal development on his blog.

Do read our interview with Sol Orwell from March 2018, where he talks about his favorite books and reading habits!

Books recommended by Sol Orwell:

All the Pieces Matte...

by Jonathan Abrams

Never Eat Alone: And...

by Keith Ferrazzi

The Storytelling Edg...

by Shane Snow, Joe Lazauskas

Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Networking Is Not Wo...

by Derek Coburn

Mastermind Dinners: ...

by Jayson Gaignard

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

Anything You Want: 4...

by Derek Sivers

The Count of Monte C...

by Alexandre Dumas

Deep Work: Rules for...

by Cal Newport

1984

by George Orwell