Ted Leonsis is a renowned businessman, capitalist, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and former politician from the United States. He has formerly served as the mayor of Orchid, Florida.
Ted Leonsis Age, Bio, Religion, Ethnicity, & Family
Ted Leonsis, originally Theodore John Leonsis, was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 8, 1957 and is currently 65 years old. Born under the sign of Capricorn, he is an American national of Greek descent. His parents and grandparents worked as mill workers and waiters and secretaries in addition to being Greek immigrants.
Ted Leonsis Wife & Children
Talking about his personal life and family, Leonsis has been married to Lynn since August 1987. In addition to this, they have a son and a daughter together. Additionally, he stands 5 feet and 7 inches tall in height and is a Greek Orthodoxby religion. Aside from that, he loves sports and music, especially Fugazi, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix.
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Ted Leonsis Net Worth
As per the reports made by Forbes, the estimated net worth of Ted Leonsis is reportedly around $1 billion. Leonsis founded SnagFilms and Clearspring Technologies and is the largest shareholder of those companies, among others. A lifetime of success has earned him a considerable fortune.
Professional Career and Investment
After graduating from college, he returned to Lowell and started working as a corporate relations manager for Wang Laboratories and as a marketing executive for Harris Corp. Upon relocating to Florida in 1981, he launched his first company, publishing LIST, a technology magazine devoted to the then-new personal computing industry. Leonsis founded the marketing communications firm Redgate Communications Corporation in 1987, and after the company was purchased by AOL in 1994, he started working for the company as a senior executive.
Moreover, Ted is the owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and founder of SnagFilms, Revolution Money as well as LIST Magazine. Additionally, he is the former President of Redgate Communications, former senior executive of America Online (AOL) and the current Vice-Chairman of AOL as of 2014. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of Clearspring Technologies as well as the owner of the Washington Capitals. Moreover, he is also a published author with his published book “The Business of Happiness” (2010).
Apart from this, he is also an investor and has earned millions by investing in real estates as well as selling houses in several parts of the United States. As a filmmaker, “Nanking”, a documentary that premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, was his first documentary project. The novel The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang is the inspiration for the film. Among its many awards, it won the 2008 Peabody Award for Best Historical Programming and the 2009 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Historical Programming (Long Form). He has also produced “Kicking It” (2008), “Lost for Life”, and serves on the boards of directors at American Express.
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His Education and High School
His educational background includes Brooklyn Technical High School before relocating to Lowell, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 1973 from Lowell High School.
In 2005, Lowell High School named him a Distinguished Alumnus, commending his distinguished career accomplishments while demonstrating the highest character and integrity.
Furthermore, Leonsis attended Georgetown University where he majored in American Studies and graduated in 1977 with the assistance of a wealthy stockbroker and Georgetown alumnus named Jim Shannon.