James Arthur Ray “Spirit Warrior” Misled Public About His Wealth?

February 20, 2010

“Many participants have said Ray chided them for wanting to leave, even as people were vomiting, getting burned by hot rocks and lying unconscious on the ground.”

— by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Writer

James Arthur Ray in 2008

  • Tells Fortune magazine that his goal is $21 million a year
  • Claims to be “not aware” of any limits to his financial success

James Arthur Ray in 2009

  • Claims an estimated $10 million in revenue
  • $1,000,000+ advance for book, “Harmonic Wealth” a New York Times Bestseller, May 2008

James Arthur Ray in 2010

  • Held on $5 million dollar bond for manslaughter charges for the deaths of three people in a “Spirit Warrior” sweat lodge therapy session
  • Faces 12 1/2 years for  each death
  • Has a net worth of negative $4.2 million
  • Has liabilities of more than $8.5 million — and you have to love this —
  • “much of which was unexplained in a statement of net worth.”


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