|Real Name/Full Name||Thomas Joyner|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Tom Joyner|
|Birth Place:||Tuskegee, Alabama, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 November 1949|
|Age/How Old:||71 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Eye Color:||Light brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Hercules L. Joyner
Mother – Frances Joyner
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Donna Richardson, Dora Chatmon (Both divorced)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Thomas Joyner Jr., Oscar Joyner|
|Profession:||American Radio host|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
Many times, family, parent to be specific, usually think that their kids’ talents are not good enough, and those many times, great dreams of many are shattered. Interestingly, however, they sometimes make their kids discover something they do better, and they get to bring out the best versions of themselves.
This is the case with Thomas Joyner. The guy thought that he was a good musician, but his family thought otherwise. He even tried to do music, but it never worked out. Because of his family, he became the great man that he is now.
He had that gift in him but just needed someone to push him in that direction. Tom is an American-based radio host, who gained worldwide recognition when at ABC radio in ‘The Tom Joyner Morning Show.’ This very show also got the man to the big screens.
Well, how well do you know about Tom Joyner? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Tom Joyner’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Tom Joyner to date.
Biography and Early Life
Tom Joyner was born on 23 of November 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. His parents were and Hercules L. Joyner and Frances Joyner. He was brought up in Tuskegee, alongside his brother Albert. Tom Joyner’s family has a very strong academic background. It is important to note that his grandfather, Oscar Joyner was one of the few 3000 black physicians. Both his parents were graduates from colleges which were founded on black tradition.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Tom Joyner in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Tom Joyner’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 19th April 2021 having been born on 23 November 1949. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
Tom Joyner attended Tuskegee University. This is where he started his career as a radio host. Before that, however, he had an interest in music. So, while in college, he formed a band called ‘The Commodores’ alongside his friend. His family wasn’t happy with the idea of him pursuing music as a career, so they urged him to switch gears. This is when Tom decided to pursue radio. This he did immediately after his graduation. He graduated from Tuskegee with a degree in sociology.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Tom Joyner hasn’t kept his personal life a secret from his followers and fans. He has been married twice in his life. His first wife was Dora Joyner. Together, they were blessed with two kids. Things did not work out as planned or expected, and eventually, the couple got divorced.
That however was not the end of Tom’s love story. Later, he met an aerobics and fitness trainer, Donna Richardson. They took marriage vows in July 2000. They stayed together but did not have any children. They later divorced in May 2012.
Is Tom Joyner Gay?
Thomas Joyner is not gay. Although he is divorced, he had two wives, both female. He also had a girlfriend after he divorced and this shows that Tom is a straight guy.
Although Tom Joyner ended up as a radio host, that wasn’t his career from the beginning. He had wanted to be a musician at first. So, while in college, he, together with his friend Lionel Richie formed a band called ‘The Commodores.’ The band wasn’t successful and his family wanted him to focus o something else that wasn’t music.
He had been involved in college radio before, so he decided to pursue a career as a radio host after his graduation. His career kicked off in Montgomery, Alabama where he worked in several radio stations.
In 1978, he left Montgomery for Chicago. Here, he worked with WVON in the morning show. Three months later, he left for WBMX-FM. He worked at several stations until 1994 when he was signed to host a national program. It was here, through ‘The Tom Joyner Morning Show’ by ABC radio that Tom gained much fame. The success of this show led to ‘The Tom Joyner Show’ in 2005 which was aired on TV. Different artists were featured, making the show got top rankings.
Apart from being a radio host, Tom Joyner founded his own foundation in 1998. It provides financial aid to black students in the black colleges and universities. It provides scholarships like The Hercules Scholarship and Full ride scholarships.
Tom Joyner has won several awards and titles. On 7th October 2004, he was awarded NAB Marconi Radio Award. He also became the first African-American to join the list of The National Radio Hall of Fame in the year 1998. On the 28th of June 2015, he won the Humanitarian Award. In 2013, he joined the list of The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. Because of his radio shows and television programs, Tom Joyner is recognized and appreciated all over the world.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Tom Joyner in 2021
As a result of his great success as a radio and television personality, Tom Joyner’s net worth as of 2021 stands at approximately $50 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- At one time, in an interview with CBS News, Tom said that he had decided to retire because his earnings were being reduced every time. He added that it got to a point where he earned $14 million a whole year.
- Thomas Joyner, alongside Mary Flower Boyce wrote a book called “I’m Just a DJ… But it Makes Sense to me”,
Thomas Joyner is a great role model. Apart from pursuing his career, he is helping people through the foundation he began. He has something to give back to society, and that means he will leave a great legacy behind. That is something worth taking note of.