Born as Anthony J. Mahavoric, Tony Robbins entered this world on February 29, 1960, in North Hollywood, California. As the oldest sibling in a family of three children, Tony learned from a young age to demonstrate leadership and solve problems on his own rather than seeking higher authority. Tony's leadership was tested when he was only seven after his parents divorced. With Tony's mother being forced to work long hours, she was unable to care for the children as they needed. Tony filled this position while his mother was at work.