Byron Allen is a well-known television producer from America who is the founder, chief executive officer, chairman, and owner of the television production company called ‘Entertainment Studios’. Allen is also a comedian. He was interested in show business from his early childhood. In 2009, he launched six HD television networks. He has also hosted the show ‘Entertainers with Byron Allen’. Now let’s have a close look on Byron Allen’s net worth in 2018.
Byron Allen Folks was born on April 22, 1961, in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Carolyn Folks and was raised in Los Angeles, California.
He completed his schooling at Los Angeles High School and was interested in show business from a very young age. He has also attended Los Angeles’s Fairfax High School. He used to roam in the stages of NBC studios where his mother used to work.
In 2007, Byron Allen got married to Jennifer Lucas. The couple has three children named Lucas Byron, Chloe Ava, and Olivia Rose.
Allen used to do stand-up comedy from a young age, and at 14 years old he was invited by Jimmie Walker in his writing team. Following that, he used to work alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno.
Byron Allen has been active in his career since he was a teenager. He made his television debut by appearing in ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ when he was 18. He then became the co-host of a television show which was offered to him by the producers of NBC’s Real People.
In 1992, he started the show “Kickin’ It with Byron Allen”. A year later, he became the founder of Entertainment Studios. The first TV series produced by the company was the weekly series called ‘Entertainers with Byron Allen’. It soon grew into a major production house and is currently the largest independent TV production company.
Entertainment Studios sells advertising, produces, and distributes 32 TV series, and has become the largest independent distributor/producer of syndicating and broadcasting television programs across the world. In 2012, Allen produced the weekly primetime sitcoms called ‘Mr. Box Office’ and ‘The First Family’.
He has produced many other television shows like ‘The Young Icons’, ‘Career Day’, ‘Recipe TV’, ‘Pets.TV’, ‘Beautiful Homes & Great Estates’, ‘Comedy.TV’, ‘Comics Unleashed’, ‘We the People With Gloria Allred’, and ‘America’s Court with Judge Ross’.
Byron Allen has produced or launched several other television programs. In 2009, he simultaneously launched six high definition TV networks called MyDestination.TV, ES.TV, Cars.TV, Recipe.TV, Comedy.TV, and Pets.TV. All the networks provide 24 hour HD viewing.
Awards & Achievements
In 2012, Byron Allen won the Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lifestyle Program for ‘Cars.TV’. He has also been nominated in two other categories at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2014. One of his greatest career achievements is to be the founder of Entertainment Studios.
Net Worth of Byron Allen
Byron Allen has an estimated net worth of more than $400 million. He made this fortune by founding Entertainment Studios in 1993. He has served as the owner, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. He has successfully produced many television shows and is the largest independent television distributor in the world. Byron Allen has also produced weekly primetime sitcoms and has launched HD television networks. Part of his wealth also comes from his career as a comedian. He makes annual revenue of $100 million.
Byron Allen is considered one of the most popular television producers in the world. He got influenced to be in the entertainment industry by his mother, who used to work as a publicist. He also owns several other HD television networks. Byron Allen has been active in his career from his early teens. He is dedicated and passionate about his work and has also appeared in films.