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How did Byron Allen succeed in becoming a comedian to a Businessman?

Byron Allen is a well-known American businessman, comedian, television producer, philanthropist, and the head of the United States entertainment company Entertainment Studios.

Byron is well acknowledged for his notable works as a host or co-host for the programs like Real People, The Byron Allen Show, Entertainers with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed. 

Quick Factoid

  • Famous as: Producer, comedian, and writer and CEO of Entertainment Studios. 
  • Known as: Byron Allen, the great comedian in observations comedy. 
  • Nationality: American 
  • Net worth: as of 2020, it is estimated to be 400 million dollars. 
  • TV Debut: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. 
  • Date of the year: 22nd April 1961
  • Parents: Carlyn Folk 
  • Wife: Jennifer Lucas. 

Byron Allen’s early life and his upbringing 

Allen was born to Carolyn Folk and his father(N/A) worked at Ford Motor Company in Detroit in 1961. 

As days passed his parents got divorced, thereby Byron went under his mother’s custody, Carolyn, who went to Los Angeles in 1968. Carolyn came to be a tour guide at NBC channel, which eventually provided her son remarkable access to the network.

Allen completed his schooling with a B grade then recognized by the University of Southern California and ultimately graduated from USC. 

How did Byron gain popularity to become one of the favorites? 

Byron at a young age itself realized what he wanted to do in his life. So his interest in show business began during his preadolescence where he would escort his mother to NBC studios in Burbank when she was working as a publicist there. 

When Byron Allen was just fourteen years old, he had put up his first stand-up routine and thereby started coming up on an amateur night at various comedy clubs throughout the Los Angeles region. 

Subsequently, he started working as a comedy writer for various comedians and television shows, including Good Times and Chico The Man, co-host of many shows, when he was discovered by Jimmie Walker, and he was offered a job as a writer.

When Allen was 18 years old, he earned his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. 

At his peak, he also started producing films like 47 meters down, replicas, America’s Court with Judge Ross, Hostiles, etc. 

Allen’s invasion into television production was initiated in 1993 when he established the  Entertainment Studios by launching his first series, Entertainers with Byron Allen, a one-hour show interviewing the recent celebrities of films and television shows weekly. 

Byron and his love for his wife 

In September 2007 Allen got wedded to his love, a television producer Jennifer Lucas after dating for almost a year. The duo has three children in total, daughters named Chloe Ava Allen and Olivia Rose Allen were born in August 2008 and in April 2010 respectively.  

The couple has a son too, whose name is Lucas Byron Allen and he was born in December 2012.

The net worth of Byron Allen

Most of Byron Allen’s net worth and the wealth he had reaped was accomplished from the past few years as a businessman. As of 2020 year, Byron Allen’s net worth is estimated to be around 400 million dollars.


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