Eric D. Thomas is a most followed American motivational speaker, who is also known for his work as an author and as a minister. He has been famous for posting inspirational videos and speeches on his YouTube channel named “etthehiphoppreacher”.
His motivational speeches are very popular and largely followed by his followers on YouTube. After he gained success in YouTube, Eric started his own company. He is famously known by his nickname Hip Hop Preacher. Thomas has frequently appeared on ESPN advertisements as well as on FOX news. Keep reading to know more about Eric Thomas’s net worth.
Eric Thomas was born on September 3, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of mother Vernessa Thomas and father Gerald Mundy. He spends his childhood in Detroit, Michigan. His relation with his parents and aunts became worst during his high school and he was also dropped out of his school. He was forced to live on the streets of Detroit for two years. During his homeless time, he met a preacher and that was the turning point in his life. Eric was so inspired by him that he decided to go back to school and this decision also changes his life. He also starts working in a restaurant named Olive Garden. After his high school, Thomas attended Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and he was graduated in 2001.
Eric Thomas was married to his high school sweetheart De-De Mosley, while he was a college student. The couple first met at the Detroit Center Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1991. They are blessed with a son named Jalin Thomas.
He started his career by working as an academic advisor to disadvantaged students at Michigan State University. He has done his master’s degree in K-12 Administration with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from MSU in 2005. Eric received a PhD in education administration in 2015. After that, he started working on the project that made him famous on YouTube by posting inspirational on his YouTube channel that he started in 2008. After the success of his YouTube channel, Thomas founded the company to offer education and consulting, executive coaching and athletic development. Eric also published his three books named The Secret to Success, Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation and Average Skill Phenomenal Will.
Awards & Achievements
At the age of 47, Eric Thomas has become one of the most admirable people of America. His “etthehiphoppreacher” channel has about 620,000 subscribers on YouTube with 50,833 viewers per day. His YouTube series named “Thank God It’s Monday” is a huge hit and its estimated viewers are more than 5 million.
Net Worth of Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million. His major source of income is earnings from his YouTube channel. His videos are one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. According to media reports Thomas earned around $61,000 to $122,000 from his YouTube channel. In addition, Thomas launched his three motivational books which also added to his net worth. Thomas earned about $400,000 as his annual salary.
Eric Thomas is a great inspiration for many famous personalities. There are many famous athletes who followed him as their inspiration mentor. During an interview with the famous American professional basketball player, Lebron James states that Thomas plays a huge part for winning the NBA Championship in 2012. Throughout his life, he has done great of work for many children. He has more than 60 million followers around the world. But all these achievements never went into his head and he always remembered as a great human being. Thomas generally remains low key and out of controversies.