Marius Forte was born and raised in Vienna, Austria , but attended an American school. As a young man he traveled throughout Africa, eventually starting a cement business in Nigeria. After three successful years there, he moved to Saudi Arabia and continued his business ventures in cement and construction.He traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, the far East, South America and, of course, throughout Europe, East and West, exploring in depth those areas’ diverse religions, cultures and political systems. Having been raised in a country practically encircled by Communist countries, with the Iron Curtain only 35 miles from his birthplace, he can draw a direct contrast between the freedom he experienced in the West and the enslavement policies at work in the East. His exposure to this tremendous, tragic dichotomy engendered in Marius a life-long quest to find the answers to life’s greatest questions. That, he discovered, was his calling.For the past twenty years Marius has lived in New York. He is uniquely endowed to debate on almost any topic intelligently, effortlessly, and with a grounded historical perspective, not from hearsay, but from the greatest teacher of all: life itself.