|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Nov 18, 1965|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Height:||5 feet (155cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Professor, Author, Podcaster|
|Last Updated:||October, 2021|
The American Casandra Brene Brown is a professor, social worker, public speaker, author, podcast host and lecturer based in Houston, Texas, the United States of America (USA). Primarily known for her book “The Gifts of Imperfection” and “Dare to Lead”, she has successfully published in five number one New York Times Bestsellers. The celebrated American author’s net worth is estimated to be around 5 million USD as of 2021.
How Did Brene Brown Become Rich?
Casandra Brene Brown’s date of birth is 18th November 1965. Her birthplace is located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Her father’s name happens to be Charles Arthur Brown, and Casandra Deanne Rogers Brown is her mother’s name. She shares the same first name with her mother. She was baptized in the Episcopal Church by her father and mother. She is the first of her parent’s 4 children. Her siblings include Ashley Guillen and Barrett Guillen. The latter is the director of Brene Brown Education and Research Group based in Houston, Texas, USA and also works as the Chief of Staff to her eldest sister.
Brene Brown prefers to go by her middle and last name because she shares the same first name with her mother. Her family chose to move to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Her parents opted to raise her under the Catholic denomination of the Christian Church. However, after two decades, she abandoned the Catholic Church and embraced the Episcopal community again along with her family that includes a husband, a son and a daughter.
Brene Brown earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of Texas in 1995. In 1996, Brene quickly followed that degree from the same university in Master of Social Work. Later, in 2002, she pursued and achieved her hard-earned PhD degree from the University of Houston, Texas, USA in social work. Her thesis was titled: “Acompañar: A Grounded Theory of Developing, Maintaining and Assessing Relevance in Professional Helping.”
In the meantime, in 1987, Steve Alley and Brene Brown became acquainted when they opted to work in a swimming pool as lifeguards. The couple had a relationship for seven long years before they chose to tie the knot in 1994. Five years into their marriage, i.e. in 1999, the couple were blessed with a daughter who was named Ellen Alley. Later, in 2005, their son, Charlie Allie was born.
Initially, Brene Brown was an avid drinker and smoker. But, she quit both habits after she attended her first meeting with the Alcoholics’ Anonymous on 12th May 1996. It was the day after the graduation program for her master’s degree.
Brene Brown has spent most of her time researching and studying topics such as vulnerability, courage, empathy and shame. These were superseded by the publications of 5 No.1 New York Times Bestsellers by her. The first number one bestseller she wrote was titled “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are”, which was published in 2010 by Simon & Schuster. A couple of years later, her second number one bestseller titled “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead” was published in 2012 by the Penguin group.
Soaring high with two bestsellers, she followed that up with her third number one bestseller titled “Rising Strong: The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution” published in 2015 by Spiegel & Grau. Her fourth and fifth number one bestseller titled “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” and “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts” respectively. Both of these best sellers were published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and 2018 correspondingly.
She also has other books to her credit, such as “I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power” and the tenth-anniversary edition of her first number one bestseller, which was published in 2007 and 2020 respectively.
In 2019, the celebrated author and professor’s lecture film “Brene Brown: The Call to Courage” was launched on Netflix.
What Is Brene Brown Net Worth?
At the University of Houston, Brene Brown is a professor, who frequently researches topics related to social work. She is also a podcast host of Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead and a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin in their McCombs School of Business. Apart from being a revered professor, author, and lecturer, she has a chair in her name in the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the same university where she teachers.
Furthermore, she is also the founder and CEO of Brene Brown Education and Research Group since 2016. As such, her income includes salary, royalties, and remuneration from various guest speaking gigs. Brene Brown net worth is estimated to be around 5 million USD.
How Brene Brown Spends Her Money?
Although she is very vocal and expressive in the field of social work, Brene Brown is a very private person. Therefore, not much is known about her or her family’s spending habits, assets, etc.
- In 2009, Houston Woman Magazine named Brene as one of the city’s most influential women.
- Number-one New York Times bestsellers of Brene Brown’s tally is five.
- The University of Houston’s Huffington Foundation promised to give 2 million USD to bestow a research chair in her name in honour of her extraordinary achievement in social works.
- Fast Co awarded her second number one bestseller business books in 2012.
- The University of Houston awarded her the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.
- INC Magazine named her third bestseller as one of the top ten motivational books in 2015.
- To date, she has eleven publications to her name.
- Books of Benne brown have been translated into more than thirty languages.
- Her TED Talk is one of the top five most-viewed worldwide, possessing over fifty million views.
- Benne brown is the first researcher to have a recorded lecture released on Netflix.
- In 2013, she appeared on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey.