The Untold Truth of Eric Thomas and Everything You Need To Know

Eric Thomas can make cold shivers run down your spine just by talking to you. A really eloquent man who is incredibly gifted in oratory, Eric has stunned the world with his words of wisdom and is regarded as one of the most inspirational figures online. As a matter of fact, you only need a little time with him to fathom why the motivational speaker is nicknamed the Hip-Hop Preacher.

The renowned speaker has authored many inspirational books and is also a minister. Eric is admired for giving motivational speeches on several platforms and has even gone further to create a YouTube channel where these speeches are aired.

Many have confessed to having been highly inspired and touched in one way or the other by his talks, books, and tours. Thomas’ outstanding works have not only made him famous but also an outstanding figure in the contemporary world. Here are facts to know about the notable motivational speaker.

Eric Thomas at a Glance

His Early Life

Eric Thomas was born on the 3rd day of September 1970. The motivational speaker was born in the city of Chicago, Illinois to a single mother who raised him with the help of her relatives in Detroit, Michigan.

Eric did not have the best childhood; it is said that he dropped out of school and dwelt on the streets, surviving with various odd jobs. It was during this time that he came in contact with a preacher whose name is not known.

Education and How His Life Changed

After learning about life from the preacher, Eric Thomas was greatly inspired to go back to school and better his life. He soon got a good job in Detroit with Olive Garden and enrolled at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, graduating in 2001.

Thomas’ preaching days began while he was still an undergraduate at Oakwood. He started by organizing programs for the less privileged youth around. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Oakwood, he proceeded to Michigan State University in 2003 for his master’s degree.

Taking a job at the university, he was able to cater for his basic needs while at the school. Eric Thomas left a tremendous impression at MSU; he had worked as an academic adviser helping disadvantaged students at the school. Through this avenue, he inspired a lot of youth and helped many in their unfortunate situations. He achieved this by creating ‘Advantage’, a retention program directed at minority students. This was to help keep them in school and assist them in making better decisions. Thomas got his master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2005 and continued with his motivational journey. He would later obtain a Ph.D. in Education Administration.

How He Became Super Famous

In 2008, Eric decided it was time to reach out to more people; thus he created a YouTube channel to facilitate his goal. The following year, many videos of the motivational speaker graced the channel and garnered tons of subscribers, views, and likes.

Eric Thomas also founded a consulting firm that encompasses all areas of education and life coaching. The company has collaborated with various Fortune 500 companies as well as professional sports organizations. As he grew more prominent, Eric headed back to MSU to further his education. He bagged a Ph.D. in Education Administration in 2015.

Some Interesting Eric Thomas’ Motivational Quotes

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Eric Thomas speaking to an audience: Image Source

Eric Thomas has given so many motivational speeches over the years, winning a massive admiration with his flowery words and incredibly charming charisma. Some of his many quotes include:

  • “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”.
  • “Sometimes it ain’t about being the most talented. Sometimes it ain’t about being the smartest. Sometimes it’s not even about working the hardest. Sometimes it’s about consistency! Consistency!”
  • “The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment, to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become!”
  • “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”.
  • “Done is better than perfect if perfect ain’t done”.

In a bid to reach out to all and sundry, Eric Thomas often incorporates hip hop music in his distributions. His words were heard on Settle released by Disclosure in 2013. They were also heard on Meek Mill’s song, Wins and Losses.

What Is His Net Worth?

For a man of his caliber, it is not surprising to know that Eric Thomas counts his net worth in millions. The renowned motivational speaker and minister sits on a net worth estimated at $2 million by various sources.

Apparently, this is quite deserving for a man like Thomas who has spent his life helping others to find purpose. From his YouTube channel alone, he makes a lot of money and makes much more from his talks, collaborations, and books.

Some of his books include The Secret to Success which was published in 2012. He is the author of Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation (2014) and Average Skill Phenomenal Will (2016).

Who Are His Wife and Kids?

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Eric Thomas and family: Image Source

Eric Thomas is happily married to his wife De-De Mosley. Eric and De-De met when the minister was struggling in Detroit. It was in 1991, at the Detroit Center Seventh-day Adventist Church, that it all began. The two had felt a connection between them and stuck with each other all through the trying times.

Mosley moved with Eric to Alabama and they both attended Oakwood University. They were both undergraduates at the institution when they got married. The couple has been together since then and often use their story to motivate others. They have two children: a daughter named Jayda Thomas and her brother Jalin Thomas.

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Stephanie Ekowa
Stephanie Ekowa
Articulate, straightforward, and with sound experience in digital journalism. Stephanie's passion lies in digital content creation and development. She has over 4 years experience in online journalism

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