Phaedra Parks is an attorney and a TV personality who became popular for her role in reality TV series “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. She is a diverse personality engaged in many other activities and occupations as an author, a motivational speaker, a social activist and businesswoman. Let’s find out more about how much is Phaedra Parks’s net worth in 2018.
Phaedra Parks Early Life
Phaedra Parks was born on 26th October 1973 in Athens, Georgia. Her father, Henry Parks was a pastor and mother Regina Bell, a housewife. She has two brothers and a sister. She went to Clarke Central High School in Athens and after that did her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She also did her degree in Law and mortuary science. She married Apollo Nida in 2009 and had two sons Ayden and Dylan. They divorced in 2017.
Phaedra Parks Career
Phaedra Parks is an accomplished lawyer and her specialisation in the legal field is entertainment, sports, criminal litigation and intellectual property rights. Her law firm called ‘The Parks Group” has cases of clients who come from varied backgrounds and occupations like athletes and entertainment professionals and celebrities. She is on the advisory board of American Bar Association.
She is also an author, a social and political activist, an entrepreneur and a funeral director. She is into community service which she does through her Phaedra Foundation, an organisation which helps the community in developing social values like love, understanding and helpful attitude towards each other thereby striving to create responsible young people and resilient families.
She is known for her ability to face adversities of life and overcome it with good humour and grace. She faced personal hardships like the broken marriage and her husband’s conviction without being unduly perturbed by these incidents. She has helped young black boys to be responsible members of society by her ‘Save our sons’ foundation. She has emphasised the need for positive role models in the lives of black boys. She went to the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others who have been victims of violence.
Awards & Achievements
Phaedra Parks is best known as a star in the Bravo TV reality series “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. The show is one of the highest rated shows, and Phaedra Parks was in its main cast for five seasons through eight.
Phaedra Parks primary occupation is that of an attorney. She is managing partner of ‘The Parks Group’ a law firm of Atlanta. Her specialisation is entertainment, civil and criminal litigation and intellectual property rights. She has been an attorney for high profile clients like Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown and Ludacris.
Phaedra Parks was president of Gate City Bar Association and is on the advisory board of American Bar Association. She has been a legal commentator and analyst on TV channels like CNN, Extra, Fox and NBC.
She received an award in 2006 as Attorney of the year. She is a civil right activist fighting for the cause of African American boys. Her organisation ‘Save our Sons’ was formed by her for this purpose. She had gone to Michigan, Selma and Alabama to fight for social causes and injustices.
She is an author of the book ‘Secrets of Southern belle’ which is a book giving tips for a purposeful and successful life. It is a best seller.
Phaedra Parks is a motivational speaker covering diverse subjects such as personal growth, business and legal issues. She is also a licenced funeral director having a degree in funeral science.
Net Worth of Phaedra Parks
Phaedra Parks net worth is $3 million. Her law firm ‘The Parks Group’ based in Atlanta has many celebrity clients who are mostly in entertainment and athletics. She has managed to focus on her prime occupation of attorney in spite of her huge success in the TV show ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ which proved to be a good launching pad for her subsequent careers making her a nationally known figure. Her diverse occupations as an author, social activist, philanthropist, motivational speaker and funeral director have added to her net worth.
Phaedra Parks life is a saga of success despite many handicaps she faced. She was undeterred by her divorce and managed to bring up her kids well and to pursue her occupation at the same time.
Being a good, responsible and successful person was her goal, and she amply achieved it with distinction. Her motivational speeches highlight her own life of achievement and success.