Byron Allen
Byron Allen

Byron Allen is an American businessman. He is also a former comedian, television producer as well as a philanthropist. Some people know him as the owner, founder, executive officer and the chairman of a production company called Entertainment Studios.

Quick Biography

Byron Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan. His parents broke up when he was only eight years old. Byron went with his mother, Carolyn Folks, who is a TV publicist. Byron and his mother moved to Los Angeles, where his mother took a job at a National Broadcasting Company, and she used to take Byron along. That is when Byron got interested in the show business.

By the time he was 14, Allen had already put together his very first stand-up routine. He later started appearing at comedy clubs on the amateur night all over Los Angeles.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Byron Allen Folks
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 22 April 1961
Birth Place: Detroit, U.S.
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Carolyn Folks
Spouse: Jennifer Lucas (m. 2007)
Children: Olivia Rose Allen, Chloe Ava Allen, Lucas Byron Allen
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 90 kg
Profession: Businessman, TV producer, comedian
Net Worth in 2020: $450 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Byron Allen is not as young as many people believe he is. He was born on 22 April 1961, and that makes him 59 years old although he does not look that old. He is heavily built and weighs 90 kg with a height of 1.93 m. Has what most people refer to as the American height.

Education, School/College University

Allen attended Los Angeles High School and later went to Fairfax High School, still in Los Angeles. Byron never went to college as, by the age of 14, he was already doing stand-up comedy in different clubs in Los Angeles.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Byron Allen was raised by a single mother, Carolyn Folks. His parents separated when he was only eight years old. There is no mention of him having any brothers or sisters. Allen, who is an American nationality, keeps both his political and religious views private. He is from the black ethnicity.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Byron Allen With Wife Jennifer Lucas
Byron Allen With Wife Jennifer Lucas

Byron is a family man and a father of three children. His wife goes by the name of Jennifer Lucas with whom he tied the knot in 2007. The couple are proud parents to three children, namely; Olivia Rose, Lucas Byron, and Chloe Ava. There is no rumor about any affairs in their marriage.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 2007
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Byron Allen Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Jennifer Lucas (m. 2007)
Kids: Olivia Rose Allen, Chloe Ava Allen, Lucas Byron Allen

Professional Life and Career

Allen has been in an active career since he was in his teenage. He started doing stand-up comedy in clubs when he was 14. He made his debut on the big screens when he was 18. He appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Later, he was given a chance to co-host Real People by the program’s producer on NBC.

It was until 1992 when he started his own show Kickin’ It with Byron Allen. The show gained a good number of viewers within a very short time. The following year, Allen founded Entertainment Studios. The very first series produced by the company was a weekly TV series that aired by the name of Entertainers with Byron Allen. Entertainment Studios began gaining popularity, and the number of the fan base increased with time. Today, Entertainment Studios is the largest independent television production company in the United States.

So far, the company produces, sells advertisements, and distributes them to 32TV series. Some of the shows Byron has produced are; The First Family, Mr. Box Office, We the People With Gloria Allred, America’s Court with Judge Ross, The Young Icons, Comics Unleashed, Career Day, among many others.

There seems as if there is no stopping this man. In 2009, Allen launched six high definition television networks simultaneously. These networks are; Comedy TV, Pets TV, Cars TV, My Destination TV, Recipe TV, and the ES TV. All these networks offer 24 hour HD viewing.

Awards & Nominations

Byron’s efforts and hard work have not gone unnoticed over the years. He was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award in 2012. This was for the Cars TV in the Outstanding Lifestyle Program category. Byron has also been nominated in 2012 as well in 2014 for the same award. Apart from all that, he is proud to be the founder of the largest independent television production company in the entire world.

Byron Allen Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Byron Allen Net Worth
Byron Allen Net Worth

Having such great success in the entertainment industry, it is no wonder that Byron has a net worth that is estimated to be $450 million as of October 2020. His Entertainment Studio Company is his primary source of income.  That is not all after Allen became rich and famous; he never gave up his career as a comedian. He still carries on with it, and what he gets from comedy adds to his wealth.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Byron Allen is known to have been a big critic of former U.S. President Barack Obama. He is recorded to have said that black Americans would have done better with a white president. Many people were not happy with his comments. He also filed a suit where he accused cable operators of racial discrimination against his company.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 1.2M fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 600K followers. On Instagram account, he has around 800K followers.

Byron Allen is a self-determined person, and his determination finally paid off. He started from scratch and got to the top of his game. Today, he is the owner of the largest independent production company in the world. He had a dream as a teen, and he did not even go to college in order to pursue his career in show business. Today his presence in the entertainment industry if felt by many.

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