Eric Thomas Net Worth 2018 - Biography, Salary & Income

- July 19, 2018
Being the most followed American motivational speaker, Eric D. Thomas is an author and minister. Speeches by this Chicago born speaker are popular on YouTube. In fact, he has gained immense notoriety for posting inspirational videos as well as speeches on his YouTube channel called “etthehiphoppreacher”.
Eric Thomas Net Worth 2018

Eric’s motivational speeches are by and large followed by the people who seek inspiration from him on YouTube. After having scaled heights of success in YouTube, Eric established his own company and most people have known him by his nickname “Hip Hop Preacher”. This influential speaker has appeared on ESPN advertisements and on FOX news as well.

Eric Thomas Early Life

Born on September 3, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois to Vernessa Thomas and Gerald Mundy, Eric spent most of his childhood in Detroit, Michigan. He had a troublesome relation not only with his parents but aunts as well. He bailed out of the school and was rather compelled to live on the streets of Renaissance City (Detroit) for two years. Living without a roof, he met a preacher and this meeting took a drastic turn. The inspiration from the preacher made him rejoin school. This decision worked in his favor and he began working in a restaurant named “Olive Garden”. After he was done with his high school, Eric took an admission in Oakville University in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated in 2001.

Eric Thomas exchanged vows with his high school ladylove De-De Mosley, while he was studying in college. The couple first bumped into each other at the Detroit Center Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1991. They have a child named Jalin Thomas.

Eric Thomas Career

Eric gave a kick-start to his career working as an academic advisor to underprivileged students at Michigan State University. In the year 2005, he completed his master’s degree in K-12 Administration laying emphasis on Educational Leadership from the university in 2005. A decade later, he received his PhD in education administration. Once felicitated with the doctorate, he began working on the project that made him a well-known personality on YouTube by posting thought-provoking videos on his YouTube channel that he started in 2008. After his channel attained tremendous success, he established a company for offering education and consulting, athletic development, and executive coaching. In fact, he penned three books and published them named “The Secret to Success”, “Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation”, and “Average Skill Phenomenal Will”.

Awards & Achievements

Thomas has become one of America’s most admirable people at the age of 47. His channel named “etthehiphoppreacher” has around 6,200 subscribers on YouTube with thousands of viewers each day. His series named “Thank God It’s Monday” became a massive hit and its viewers have been estimated to be more than 5 million.

Net Worth of Eric Thomas

The net worth of "Eric Thomas" an influential speaker and author is estimated to be $2.5 million in 2018. 
He makes a good amount of money through his YouTube channel and his videos inspire people to achieve something big in life being one of the most watched on YouTube. Thomas earned $61,000 to $122,000 approximately from his channel. Adding to it, he launched his three motivational books which gave a boost to this net worth. He earned around $400,000 as his annual salary package.
Eric Thomas continues to be a source of inspiration for innumerable renowned personalities. Moreover, there are several famous athletes who take him to be their inspiration guru. In an interview, LeBron James, the famous American basketball player, stated that Thomas plays the most crucial role in winning the NBA Championship in 2012. 
Throughout his life, he has extensively done a lot of great work for the needy, especially children. So it comes as no surprise why Eric has more than 60 million followers across the globe. But all of these achievements did not give birth to dominance and people all over remember him as a wonderful human being full of compassion. He usually prefers to keep away from controversies.