MIKKEL THORUP

FOUNDER & CEO – EXPAT MONEY®

Mikkel Thorup 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.

ABOUT MIKKEL

Mikkel Thorup 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 is a multiple #1-Best Selling author, including the definitive expat book: Expat Secrets – How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money, and his second book: Expats Guide On Moving To Mexico.

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 and 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 his 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 secure their new lives abroad.


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 is a multiple #1-Best Selling author, including the definitive expat book: Expat Secrets – How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money, and his second book: Expats Guide On Moving To Mexico.

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 and 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 his 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 secure their new lives abroad.

Mikkel Thorup, Dock in Panama City, Panama

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 110 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, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Mexico, 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.

Since leaving Canada as a teenager, Mikkel has been an avid traveller. He has circumnavigated the globe over 400 times, visiting more than 110 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, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Mexico, 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.

EXPAT'S GUIDE

For you to have the best expat experience

Expat Money®

We are a company aimed not only at providing information, solutions and ideas to aspiring expatriates, but also at helping you live a freer life.

Expat Internacional School

We educate your child through interactive peer learning that leads to high-level academic skill development.

Expat Money Show

Every week we talk about freedom, investing offshore, immigration, citizenship, wealth protection, homeschooling and much more.

EXPAT MONEY®

We are a company intended to not only provide information, solutions, and ideas for would-be expats, but to bring people together who share the same values and ideas to network and grow together.

This community is for people who want to make connections with those who are into living a more international life. Whether that be expat living, digital nomadism, flag theory, or you just love travel, this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn and be inspired.

EXPAT MONEY®

Every week we talk about second passports, offshore gold vaults, wealth protection, foreign real estate, private international banking, digital privacy & protection, alternative assets and other things from the offshore space you will not find anywhere else!

The Expat Money Show is a top-rated international podcast hosted by Mikkel Thorup. We talk about freedom, investing offshore, immigration, citizenship, wealth protection, homeschooling and much more.

EXPAT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Expat International School is a virtual school for students ages 8-19 years old. We educate your child through interactive peer learning that leads to high-level academic skill development. Our program is personalized to support your child’s pursuit of their distinctive genius. We are warm, purpose-driven, and effective. Our students are intellectual, creative, and entrepreneurial. We specialize in working with international families to tackle the unique challenges that face expats.

EXPAT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Expat International School is a virtual school for students ages 8-19 years old. We educate your child through interactive peer learning that leads to high-level academic skill development. Our program is personalized to support your child’s pursuit of their distinctive genius. We are warm, purpose-driven, and effective. Our students are intellectual, creative, and entrepreneurial. We specialize in working with international families to tackle the unique challenges that face expats.

THE EXPAT MONEY SHOW

Every week we talk about second passports, offshore gold vaults, wealth protection, foreign real estate, private international banking, digital privacy & protection, alternative assets and other things from the offshore space you will not find anywhere else!

The Expat Money Show is a top-rated international podcast hosted by Mikkel Thorup. We talk about freedom, investing offshore, immigration, citizenship, wealth protection, homeschooling and much more.

THE EXPAT MONEY SHOW

Every week we talk about second passports, offshore gold vaults, wealth protection, foreign real estate, private international banking, digital privacy & protection, alternative assets and other things from the offshore space you will not find anywhere else!

The Expat Money Show is a top-rated international podcast hosted by Mikkel Thorup. We talk about freedom, investing offshore, immigration, citizenship, wealth protection, homeschooling and much more.

DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

The #1 Resource for anyone who works remotely and earns their income from their computer. Digital Nomad Visas will explain in detail what you can expect from being a Digital Nomad in today’s day and age and how you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of.

DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

The #1 Resource for anyone who works remotely and earns their income from their computer. Digital Nomad Visas will explain in detail what you can expect from being a Digital Nomad in today’s day and age and how you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of.

EXPATS GUIDE ON MOVING TO
MEXICO

This is the only book you will need on moving to Mexico. In his 23 years as an expat, Mikkel Thorup has travelled to more than 110 countries, living in 9 of them. He lives what he teaches, which is why the EXPATS GUIDE ON MOVING TO MEXICO is the only guide you will ever need.

If you’re new to the expat life, you’ll learn everything required to leave your country of birth and move to Mexico.

EXPAT SECRETS

This book will save you years of trial and error and will give you a comprehensive blueprint to planting flags around the globe. If Secret Vaults in Asia, Offshore Bank Accounts in Belize, Hardwood Plantations in Central America, Real Estate in China and Business Class Travel around the world excite you then this is the book for you.

EXPAT SECRETS

This book will save you years of trial and error and will give you a comprehensive blueprint to planting flags around the globe. If Secret Vaults in Asia, Offshore Bank Accounts in Belize, Hardwood Plantations in Central America, Real Estate in China and Business Class Travel around the world excite you then this is the book for you.

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“…as far as I’m concerned, Mikkel is among, if not the most knowledgeable and ethical player in this particular space. So, I recommend that people consult with him. There’s no way to replace the amount of knowledge that a specialist can get in doing something for years. So, you want a specialist, and Mikkel is your guy.”

Doug Casey

Legendary Investor & Best-Selling Author

MORE TESTIMONIALS

“Without Mikkel’s expertise and connections in the offshore community I surely would have missed the deadline for the expiring Friendly Nations Visa in Panama. Mikkel knew the quickest and easiest steps to navigate through the red tape saving me hundreds of thousands of dollars had I not been approved in time. I can’t thank him enough.”

Rob

“Mikkel has done a super job of helping my wife and I create a clear plan for expatriate success! With his network of professionals in real estate, investments, CPA’s, residency process, etc, it has been both a huge time saver and created peace of mind, working with a trusted team! Thank you my friend.”

Keith J.

“The guy is straight-up, vastly knowledgeable, experienced, and actually listens. I have had experiences with other companies in the same offshore space to only find that they were to pushy and very car salesmen-like. Mikkel listened and made suggestions that would best serve my interests.”

Travis M.

“I know some of my followers are interested in expat issues, residencies, citizenship, investment, the expat lifestyle, etc., and I can’t recommend anyone better to follow for stuff like that than the great Mikkel Thorup.”

Tom Woods

Having spent the last day listening to these podcasts, let me tell you I’m hooked. Informative, interesting with a great host and well thought out guests. It has answered some questions I was too afraid to ask and I feel better informed on the subject. I especially like the Podcast on Bitcoin which is very relevant right now. Thanks Mikkel, I really enjoyed them.

Mark Lacey

“From the moment you start working with Mikkel, you will experience what full service really means. He will take the time to make sure you understand fully your options and remain by your side at moment’s notice if you encounter anything unexpected. Expect honest, actionable advice without any sugarcoating or fluff to quickly make progress towards your end goals.”

Michael Quigley

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