You only need a little time with Eric Thomas to understand why the motivational speaker is nicknamed the Hip-Hop Preacher. He is a renowned speaker, author of many inspirational books and also a minister. Eric Thomas is known for delivering motivational speeches on multiple platforms and has even gone a step further by creating a youtube channel where these speeches are streamed.

Many have confessed to being inspired and touched in one way or another by his speeches, books and tours. Thomas’ remarkable works have not only made him famous, but also a remarkable figure in the contemporary world. Here are interesting facts about the remarkable motivational speaker.

Eric Thomas – Biography, Age

Eric Thomas was born on September 3, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother was a single parent who raised him with the help of her family in Detroit, Michigan. Eric didn’t have the best childhood growing up; he had left school and lived on the streets, surviving on various odd jobs. It was during this time that he came into contact with a preacher whose name is not known.

After learning inspiring facts about life as a preacher, he was moved to go back to school and improve his life. He soon got a better job at an Olive Garden in Detroit and enrolled in Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama in 2001. His preaching begins during the time Thomas preached while still a student at Oakwood . He began by lecturing and organizing programs for less privileged young people. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Oakwood, he continued his studies at Michigan State University in 2003.

By taking a job at the university, he was able to provide for his basic needs in school. Eric Thomas left an incredible impression at MSU; he had worked as an educational adviser to disadvantaged students at the school. Through this avenue he has inspired many young people and helped many people in their unfortunate situations. He achieved this by creating ‘Advantage’, a retention program for minority students. It was to help them stay in school and make better decisions with their lives.

Eric Thomas obtained his master’s degree in educational leadership in 2005 and continued his motivational journey. He then gave motivational talks on various platforms, teaching people the facts of life. Eric, in 2008, decided it was time to reach more people as he grew in popularity. He created his own YouTube channel that year to reach people outside of America and around the world.

The following year, numerous speaker videos honored the channel by garnering tons of subscribers, views and likes. Eric Thomas also founded a consulting firm covering all areas of education and life coaching. The company has worked with various Fortune 500 companies as well as professional sports organizations. As he grew in prominence, Eric returned to MSU to further his education. He earned a doctorate in educational administration in 2015.

His net worth

For a man of his caliber, it’s no surprise to find that Eric Thomas counts his net worth in the millions. The famous motivational speaker and minister sits on an estimated net worth of $2 million from various sources. This is quite commendable for a man like Thomas who has spent his life building up others. From his YouTube channel alone, he makes a lot of money and gets more out of his talks, collaborations, and books.

Family – wife, children

Eric Thomas is married to his wife De-DeMosley. Eric and De-De met while the minister was struggling in Detroit. It all started in 1991 at the Detroit Center Seventh-day Adventist Church; the two had felt a connection between them and stuck to each other through the tough times.

Mosley moved next door to Eric in Alabama where they both attended Oakwood University. They were both students at the institution when they got married. The couple have been together ever since and often use their story to inspire others. Together they have two children. a daughter – Jayda Thomas, and a son – Jalin Thomas.

Other facts to know about Eric Thomas

• In an effort to reach everyone, Eric Thomas often incorporates hip hop music into his distributions. His speeches were heard on the track, Settle released by music duo Disclosure in 2013. They were also heard in rapper Meek Mill’s song. Victories and defeats

• Eric Thomas is the author of many books during his career. Some of them include The Secret to Success which was published in 2012. He is the author of Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation published in 2014, and also Phenomenal Willpower Average Skills (2016).

• Exact figures of his weight are not known, but Eric stands at an average height of 1.8m (5ft).