Quick Facts of Tavis Smiley

  • Full NameTavis Smiley
  • Net Worth$10 million
  • Date of Birth13 September, 1964
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceGulfport,Missippi, United States of America
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Religion Christianity
  • ProfessionEntrepreneur, advocate, author, television host
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1991–2017
  • Eye colour Brown - Dark
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAverage
  • Height6' 1" (185 cm)
  • Education Maconaquah High school, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter
  • Horoscope Virgo
Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an American Entrepreneur, advocate, author, and television host. In 1996, Smiley hosted the talk show BET Talk on Black Entertainment Television. Following this, he starting hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio.

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Tavis Smiley Bio, Family

Tavis Smiley was born on September 13, 1964, in Gulfport, Missippi and grew up near Kokomo, Indiana. His mother name is Joyce Marie Roberts who first became pregnant at the age of 18.  Later, his mother married his step-father, Emory Garnell Smiley, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air  Force on September 13, 1966. So, far, he has never publicly revealed his biological father’s name.

Smiley’s family moved to Bunker Hill, Indiana, when his stepfather transferred to Grissom Air Force Base and took up residence in a three-bedroom mobile home in the small town of Bunker Hill, Indiana. Besides, he suffered from poverty and physical abuse by his stepfather.

He enrolled at Bunker Hill’s Maconaquah High School, where he was involved in student council and debate team. After attending a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, Smiley developed an interested towards politics when he was only 13.


Tavis Smiley Engaged, Married and Gay?

Talking about his personal life, Tavis is not married and is not engaged to anyone. Likewise, he has never seen or news having a relationship with any woman or his girlfriend that is seen in the public. Furthermore, Smiley has maintained a low private lifestyle as he seems to be very secretive to share his personal and private affairs in front of media.

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It looks at Smiley seems to concentrate more on his career rather be involved in any sort of relationship. However, there was a rumor about him being in an affair with his subordinates. Currently, he is enjoying his singlehood and living happily. Talking about his sexual oriented he is straight and not a gay.

Smiley is active on his social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has in excess of  340,000 followers on Twitter and around 3 000 followers on Instagram.


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Tavis Smiley Books

On the other hand, Tavis is a successful author and has written numeorus books that include Just a Thought: The Smiley Report, Doing What’s Right: How to Fight for What You Believe—And Make a Difference, Hard Left, Fail Up, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year, 50 For Your Future: Lessons From Down the Road and many others.


Earning and Net Worth

Throughout his incredible career, Tavis has been able to gather such praiseworthy net worth of $10 Million. With his tremendous sum, he lives a celebrity life in his LA mansion. Moreover, he was named as the “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” by TIME magazine in 2009.