Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup, Founder & CEO, Expat Money
ROI Podcast Episode 250

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Mikkel Thorup is the founder and CEO of Expat Money, and is the world’s most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high-net-worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments including international real estate, timber plantations, agricultural land and other hard-money tangible assets.

Mikkel is the Founder and CEO at Expat Money™, a private consulting firm started in 2017. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, the Expat Money Show, and wrote the definitive #1-Best Selling book Expat Secrets – How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money.

A world traveller since his teens, Mikkel Thorup has learned his craft in three unique and unconventional ways; first, by living it himself, continuously pushing the boundaries testing new ideas around the globe; next, from diligent and intense study consuming over 2000 books and courses on the subject; and finally, by apprenticing and learning directly from the world’s top legal experts in the field. Mikkel has dedicated himself for over two decades to building this mountain of knowledge, one that is not constrained by languages, cultures, or borders. He now works one-on-one with private clients utilizing this combination of hard-won experience and in-depth knowledge and has helped hundreds of people to build their dream lives abroad.

As an autodidact, Mikkel stopped attending school at 12 years old before officially dropping out at the age of 15. Both his own experiences growing up, and those of his children as expats in an increasingly remote world, have inspired Mikkel to innovate in the field of education. In 2021 he co-founded the Expat International School of Freedom & Entrepreneurship. This revolutionary online learning program focuses on encouraging children and teenagers to develop their skills and abilities in a purpose-driven and responsible way and how to apply them in the real world.

Since leaving Canada as a teenager, Mikkel has been an avid traveller. He has circumnavigated the globe over 400 times, visiting more than 100 countries and has called 9 different countries home in his 20+ years of non-stop continual travel around the world.

Mikkel Thorup has inspired countless individuals through his podcast, books, and appearances on hundreds of radio and podcast interviews. A respected and sought-after keynote speaker has seen him invited to present at events in China, the UAE, Belize, Costa Rica, the USA, Panama, Liberland, Ukraine and many more. He speaks on immigration, maximizing international investments and how to move offshore for more freedom, privacy and protection. He is a powerful speaker with a rich and inspiring story.

Mikkel Thorup is the Free Cities Ambassador with The Free Cities Foundation. And sits on the Board of Directors for multiple construction and community development companies that are focused on freedom and self-sustainably in Latin America. 

As a passionate philanthropist, Mikkel Thorup sits on the Board of Directors for 10 Eighteen Uganda, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for teen mothers in the Namuwongo slums of Uganda.

Mikkel Thorup is a dedicated husband and father of two. When not helping clients or growing his 7-figure consulting firm, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife and children.

To learn more about Mikkel Thorup, you can join his daily email correspondence, EMS Pulse – an invaluable resource for planning your new life abroad that is currently enjoyed by over 37,000 expats and expat hopefuls worldwide.


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