Jay Shetty Went From Monk to New Media Mogul With His Message of Mindfulness

The Young Influentials cover star is changing people's perspectives, but remaining humble

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Jay Shetty is not your typical celebrity. Sure, he looks like a laid-back model with his crystalline green eyes and perfectly coiffed hair. He shifts effortlessly in his seat as he locks in with the camera lens.

“Somehow I knew you’d be easy to shoot,” our cover photographer says. To prepare for the shoot, she’s watched Shetty’s snackable, wisdom-laden content, as have millions captivated by his presence and purposeful message.

Mackenzie Stroh for Adweek

Shetty’s a storyteller, life coach and friendly face all wrapped up in one—a younger, hipper, more mainstream Deepak Chopra.



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This story first appeared in the Nov. 18, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.