Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, minister, and author. He is well known for his motivational talks that are available on YouTube. Eric also has a Podcast which has over 96 episodes so far. Eric refers to himself as the Hip Hop preacher.
Eric Thomas Net Worth
Eric has an estimated net worth of $2 million generated from his live talks and his motivational talks on YouTube. His 3 books also play their part in contributing to Eric’s net worth. Erichas been ranked as one of the richest motivational speakers in the world.
Eric has a very appealing voice and has done some voice-overs for adverts for the National Football League and Major League Baseball on ESPN.
Eric Thomas Career
While at Michigan State University working towards his undergraduate diploma, Eric doubled up as an academic advisor for underprivileged students. He also set up an undergraduate program that targeted academically high-risk minority students and the mission of the program was to help retain the students in school. A Place of Change Ministries in Michigan enjoyed his services as a senior pastor.
Eric has a YouTube channel which he started in 2008 and he uses it to inspire and motivate people from every corner of the globe. He currently has over 700 thousand subscribers who enjoy listening to his talks.
After establishing himself as a minister and motivational speaker, Eric started a company, ETA LLCwhere he offers education consulting, executive coaching and athletic development. Through this consulting firm, Eric and his team have changed the lives of many people in reputable organizations and Fortune 500 companies. These include companies like Nike, UPS, AT&T, General Electric and many more.
Universities have also benefitted from his life-changing talks, and so have major sports teams. When Lebron James, the professional basketball player won the NBA Championships in 2012, he acknowledged Eric and his for his win.
Eric’s philosophy is simple; first, you need to believe that you deserve to succeed. Step two is to wake up and get up – success will not come to you if you are idle. Finally, you need to show up every single day, regardless of how tough it gets or how discouraged you feel. You need to reach inside and find the strength to push on.
Eric Thomas the Author
Eric is the author of three books. In 2012, he published The Secret of Success. This was followed by Greatness is Upon You: Laying the Foundation in 2014. His third book, Average Skill Phenomenal Will was published in 2016.
Eric Thomas Inspiring Moments
There are two major incidents that Eric says have inspired him in his work. The first occurred while he was in college. He was watching a documentary titled Eyes on the Prize that changed his life.
The second was the birth of his son, Jalin. When Eric looked at the young baby, he realized that there was no better time than the present to set a good example for his son.
Eric Thomas Early Life and Family
Eric was born in Chicago, Illinois on 3 September 1970 to his father, Gerald Mundy and his mother Vernessa Thomas. Detroit was his home as he was growing up. After an argument with his parents, Eric dropped out of high school and for two years he lived on the streets of Detroit.
He was fortunate enough to meet up with a minister who convinced him to go back to school. Eric eventually enrolled in Oakwood University where after 12 years he graduated in 2001. He graduated with a master’s in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University and went on to complete his PhD in Education Administration in 2015.
Eric Thomas Marriage & Children
Eric took a job at an Olive Garden in Detroit after graduating from high school and soon after, he met his wife-to-be, Dede Mosley at the Detroit Seventh Day Adventist Church. The two were soon married even though they ere both university students. They share the joy of their child, Jalin.
Eric Thomas and Social Media
Eric is active on social media and has over 429 thousand followers on Twitter, around 137 thousand on Facebook, and 1.4 million on Instagram. His YouTube channel has over 700 thousand subscribers.
Eric Thomas Nationality and Ethnicity
Eric Thomasis an American citizen and holds a US nationality. He is of African American origin.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||3 September 1970|
|Religion:||Seventh Day Adventist|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Height:||5ft 11in or 1.8m|
|Married to:||De-De Mosley|
|Education:||Michigan State University|