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Lea Black is a reality star, entrepreneur, author, dancer, and beauty industry businesswoman,
Lea Black is widely recognized for her appearance on 'Real Housewives Of Miami' and she was present in all three seasons. She is a celebrated author and skincare guru. Ever since Lea first got involved in the beauty industry, she has developed more than 400 products.
Lea began her extensive career as a fitness instructor and she managed over 40 fitness centers before leaving to start her own health and wellness brands. She moved to Miami in the '80s and then launched her cosmetics company, Lea Cosmetics International Inc., and other brands under the business subsequently. After over 20 years in the beauty and skincare industry, Lea moved on to entertainment and media landing a role in 2011's 'Real Housewives Of Miami' and numerous TV talk shows. Lea is currently married to a famous American Attorney, Roy Black, with two children. She is the author of the bestseller, 'Red Carpets And White Lies'.
Lea Black's net worth is estimated to be worth $65 million. The TV star not only made a hefty income from her appearance on all three seasons of 'Real Housewives Of Miami' but she also makes millions of dollars from the sale of beauty products, real estate, and her books.
Lea Black does not have a specified earning per year. It is difficult to determine her yearly income as she has multiple income streams.
Notably, she was one of the highest-paid casts on 'Real Housewives Of Miami' making between $55,000 and $750,00 every season. Lea was on all three seasons of the show so it's safe to say most of her net worth was generated from the reality show.
The reality star also owns a cosmetics company founded in the '80s that brings her a sizeable income. The brand has been widely successful with over a wide range of 400 skincare and make-up products with a lucrative website and online business platform. In 2016, annual sales from her cosmetic brand were over $2 million.
Lea Black is the bestselling author of 'Red Carpets And White Lies', 'Little Black Book' and 'Beauty From Within', all of which contribute to her yearly revenue. A single copy of the Kindle edition of 'Red Carpets And White Lies' goes for $9.49 on Amazon while the Hardcover copy goes for $23.4. The sale of her books contributes millions to her total net worth.
Lea Black is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
She was born on April 23, 1956, and is currently 66 years old.
Lea Black was born to Lisa Lea Douthit on April 23, 1956, to Lonnie J. Douthit and Linda Douthit in Waco, TX. She is the oldest of three siblings but not much is known about her siblings or her childhood.
Lea attended college for an unspecified amount of time and then dropped out to become a fitness instructor. Overall, Lea managed over 40 fitness centers. She began her beauty and skincare brand in the '80s and after realizing most of her stakes came from the Latin America and Europe region, she moved to Miami to continue her cosmetics business.
Lea Black has been married twice. Her first marriage was to an unknown person. It is not specified exactly how long they remained married. Lea also dated her business associate, Al Perkins for a while before marrying her present husband.
Currently, Lea is married to an American attorney, Roy Black. The two first met during the William Kennedy Smith trial in 1991; Lea as a juror and Roy Black as one of the defense attorneys. The two got married on October 7, 1994, and their last known residence is in Coral Gables.
Lea Black has two children, R.J Black, her son, and Nora Black, her step-daughter.
Lea Black started her career as a fitness instructor and then as a manager of over 40 fitness gyms. Lea decided to move into the health, cosmetics, and skincare industry in 1980 and after analyzing her largest market pool, she moved to Miami, FL. Under her new beauty business, Lea launched the Sudden Youth Skincare Facial, which was a huge hit.
Lea has attributed her beauty brand to her admiration of her grandmother's flawless skin. In 2010, she co-founded Andre Walker Hair Products with Oprah’s stylist. Lea recently launched her 'Lea Black CBD Beauty Skincare' online.
After over 20 years in the beauty-health industry, Lea decided to venture into entertainment and media.
Lea Black is known for many of her career accomplishments but the most significant is her role on 'Real Housewives Of Miami'; she was a cast member for all three seasons. She has also written engaging lifestyle and advice columns for magazines and blogs like 'OK Magazine', 'Palm Beach Woman' and 'The Huffington Post'.
Lea has appeared on various lifestyle talk shows including Jeff Lewis' 'Flipping Out' and has also appeared on SiriusXM's Radio Andy Jeff Lewis Live Satellite Radio Show. Apart from these, she also has her own podcast and weekly web series, 'Lunch With Lea Black.'
Although Lea Black hasn't won any notable awards, she is greatly acclaimed for her philanthropic work. She was the main feature of a 2008 documentary titled 'The Fundraiser.'
Lea Black has raised millions of dollars over decades for troubled teens and at-risk youth through her Consequences Charity. She is the co-founder of The Black's Annual Gala, which started in 1992 to raise money and provide at-risk adolescents with educational and welfare resources, vocational training, and counseling. The Gala holds each year and has helped hundreds of youths.
Lea Black likes shopping, and self-care time, especially with manicures and pedicures. She has a keen interest in reading and writing novels and her favorite morning routine is cuddling with her family and their pet dogs.
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