Marie Kondo Biography
Birthday: October 9, 1984 (Libra)
Born In: Tokyo, Japan
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing expert who has authored several books and presented various shows on utilizing space. She is also a business consultant who is renowned for inventing the KonMari method. The KonMari method emphasizes the need for decluttering and keeping only those things, which “spark joy”. Kondo’s obsession with organizing and tidying up spaces started at a young age. When she turned 19, she started her own consulting company that focused on organizing other people’s homes and offices. Soon enough, the word spread, and her business grew popular. With the release of her first book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’, she became a national celebrity in Japan. The book’s translation to English attracted more people, and her fanbase grew. Soon, her book topped the New York Times bestseller list and people started adopting the KonMari method in their everyday lives. She was subsequently named among the 100 most influential people in 2015 by TIME magazine. Since achieving this, Kondo has featured in a successful Netflix series and several other TV shows, which have established her as a cultural phenomenon across the globe. She currently leads her company, KonMari LLC., and gives lectures on the KonMari method.