|Net Worth:||$5,5 Million|
|Birthday:||Sep 03, 1970|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (180cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Motivational speaker, author, minister|
|Last Updated:||June, 2023|
Eric D. Thomas is an American 52 years old minister, world-renowned authoritative, motivational speaker, educator, pastor, famous athletic mental coach, creative author, and successful YouTuber. He has a net worth of $5.5 million as of the latest reports of June, 2023. Eric has wide recognition for his motivational speaking aptitude and as a pastor.
Being a Ph.D., he artistically garners the strings of words about his own life challenges and other practical life stories. Lovingly called the Hip-Hop Preacher by his YouTube subscribers and fans, he has released several albums sitting in his motivational talk while taking it to hip-hop music. He is working with 500 companies and sports organizations and is the sitting CEO of his own consulting firm with the name of Eric Thomas and Associates, (ETA) LCC.
Thomas is a diverse and scholarly figure who has earned worldwide recognition. A lot can be learned from his life challenges and motivational videos. Let’s uncover how this diverse personality has made his way to become a self-made millionaire.
How Did Eric Thomas Become Rich?
Eric Thomas had a challenging and tough childhood. Born in Chicago in the 1970s, he was a homeless kid. To toughen his life even more, he frequently got dropped out of high school. While he was on the road as a homeless child one day, he met a preacher, who inspired him to go back to school and get admission to complete his education. This was the turning point of his life eventually. In his own words “it was a divine inspiration that drastically altered my whole life.”.
The start of his trek to notability with his undergraduate degree was in 2001. In this time he started to actively preach and he also created dominant programs to help poor and underprivileged youths. After becoming a well-liked motivational speaker and a preacher, he got a job at Michigan University in 2003.
This was the era when his career was in bloom. As a university professor, he started giving motivational sermons and preached to people from almost every walk of life around the globe. His artistic motivational speaking tactics made him popular throughout the United States and made him an international craze. This popularity and success which Eric gained helped him in developing in pursuing a worth pursuing career.
Being a motivational speaker and minister, he is a well-known author and is aware of how to write well. He has authored 7 best-selling books. His first book was published back in 2018 and was listed as the bestseller in the New York Times.
With his increasing fame worldwide, he does not stop here. When he got to the apex of ‘offline’ fame, he turned his face towards ‘online fame’ and social media platforms to motivate his audiences. To get started, he launched his YouTube channel in 2008 with the name of Etthehiphoppreacher and nowadays it has over a million subscribers.
His most viewed motivational video
Along with having the best aesthetic development programs, he started working with a sports organization as a coach which ultimately doubled his recognition. He still works with different athletic complexes dealing with mental health.
What Is Eric Thomas Net Worth?
According to the recent report, Eric Thomas has a net worth of around $5.5 million. The fundamental sources of his ever-growing net worth are his professional motivational speaking skills, authoring, coaching and YouTube activity.
He generated this handsome net worth firstly as a motivational speaker and preacher. He made serious addresses all over the world to motivate people, especially, the youth. He conducted different types of sermons to ensure the audiences how to face the challenges of life to live a purposeful life. Ultimately, he earned around $800,000 every year from his shows around the world.
His YouTube channel is another reliable source of his income. He has a monetized channel on YouTube with 1.23 million subscribers. On this channel, he artistically mingles serious religious and real-life preachings with hip-hop music and leaves his audiences with a hilariously taught life lesson. The average number of views on his videos is 200,000. This social media platform – with its massive audiences – has led him to generate around $100,000.
Along with these, he also makes endorsements with famous companies and organizations which enable his net worth to attain the next level. As he has been endorsed by several famous sports brands such as; Nike, Under Armour and New Balance. Similarly, he has endorsed major universities like NBA and MLS. Eric gets a fair cut from his endorsements which add up to his wealth.
He also Invested his fortune to establish a consulting firm named Eric Thomas & Associates (ETA) LCC. Till today, he is the sitting CEO of his firm which brings in another major part of his net worth. Furthermore, he has published more than 4 motivational books as of June 2023, which also contributes to his rapidly increasing wealth.
How Eric Thomas Spends His Money?
Eric was raised and nourished by a single juvenile mother. He met with his wife De-De Mosley on the 7th Day Adventist Church. After 2 years of a relationship, he and Mosley tied the knot and the couple now has two children. As other millionaires do, he also has a lavishly designed ‘mansion’ in Detriot Michigan. It is pertinent to mention that he is an addicted family person who is blissfully living in his deluxe house with his wife and two children. The house has a tiny but attractive cinema room. He is amongst the genuine, committed, and humble family man who enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
The blissful healer has a good taste of modern-day technology and he loves driving updated vehicles. He owns two magnificent automobiles. The first one is the 2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan, which has an approximate price of $335,000. “It is an upgraded version of the modern-day technology, comfortable, and environment friendly”, he asserts while reviewing the car. The other is Ferrari 8, which has a projected price of $300,000.
Apart from his profession as a church pastor, he always tries to spread his knowledge to the people that have been going through some hard times just like he did as a homeless child. Considering it an act of social activism, Eric spends a vast part of his life voluntarily healing those who suffer mental trauma and existential crises.
- Eric is among the 55th richest church pastors in the United States.
- He is a skilled voice-over professional and does voice-overs on ESPN.
- He was a born critical thinker. It is assumed that he left his house and became homeless in his childhood when he was confronted by his parents, aunts, and siblings.
- He established a non-profit organization famously known as Advantage when he was in junior college. This aimed at changing the lives of drug addicts to pursue their education.
- Le Bran James is a diehard fan of Eric Thomas. He considers him as a leading source of inspiration and credits him his win in the 2012 NBA championship.