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Jackie Kallen Net Worth

Jackie Kallen Net Worth is
$10 Million

Jackie Kallen Biography

Jackie Kallen was born on 23 April 1946 in Detroit, Michigan USA into a Jewish family. She is one of the most successful boxing managers, one of the first females to work in the field. She was also a consultant for ‘’The Contender’’, a reality TV show.

So just how rich is Jackie Kallen? Authoritative sources estimate that Kallen’s wealth is as high as $10 million, mostly accumulated from her career in boxing management which she began in the mid ‘70s, and for which she is also most recognized and praised.

Jackie Kallen Net Worth $10 million

Kallen attended Schulze Elementary, and Mumford High School after that. Prior to her career in boxing management, she was a journalist and a publicist. Her career in the ‘70s was highlighted by many interviews she did with various celebrities, such as The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra among many others. Interviewing the boxing prospect Thomas Hearns, Jackie became interested in sports and boxing in particular, so a career change was about to happen shortly after that. Getting interested in this field of entertainment, she went on to become a publicist for the man who caught her attention at first, Thomas Hearns. As the time went on, she became widely recognized in Detroit, but was continuously dealing with sexism throughout her career. Her new job wasn’t considered to be something a woman should do, but she nonetheless didn’t give up and continued working in that field, gaining public acclaim and recognition among the fans and simultaneously proving that her work was up to scratch.

Her publicist career was soon followed by her debut in boxing management. Her first client was Bobby Hitz in 1988, and three years after that Kallen was the manager of a boxing champion, James Tonney, the winner of the International Boxing Federation world middleweight title. Her career was at its peak when she met Bronco McKart and signed a contract with him, becoming his new manager. McKart went on to win the World Boxing Organization junior middleweight title in 1996. At this point, she was one of the most notable managers in the industry, and earned the title ‘’The First Lady of the Boxing’’. She was featured in many boxing magazines as someone who newcomers looked up to.

Jackie’s partnership with Toney eventually ended in the late ‘90s. As of her more recent past, Jackie became the manager for two new boxers and she still remains the manager of Bronco McKart. Her career as a producer is still in progress. In 2005 she was a producer of ‘’The Contender’’, a reality television series that follows a group of boxers who compete one against another. She made small appearances in two movies as well.

In her personal life, Kallen has been married once. She and her husband Gary were together for more than 20 years, but eventually divorced. She has two children from that marriage. She had a heart disease and cancer in the early 2000s, but she had a successful recovery and is healthy today. Jackie’s life story was the inspiration for ‘’Against the Ropes’’, a 2004 drama movie directed by Charles S. Dutton. Kallen was portrayed by Meg Ryan and she even made a small appearance in the movie.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJackie Kallen
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 23, 1946
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
ProfessionReporter
EducationMumford High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseGary Kallen (m. 1967–1998)
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kallen
MoviesAgainst the Ropes


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Portrayed by Meg Ryan in Against the Ropes (2004), which she made an appearance as a female reporter.
2Boxing manager


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To the Top2016post-production
Flowers in the Snow-FTP2015
Against the Ropes2004Female Reporter
Knockout2000/IWFBA Official
The Infinite Power Workout1999TV SeriesGuest star
Tough Enough1983Detroit Corner Girl

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Gold & the Beautiful2009associate producer
Against the Ropes2004associate producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Against the Ropes2004life

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jew2012Short special thanks
The Gold & the Beautiful2009thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Faith2016/IHerself
Safest Place on Earth2015DocumentaryHerself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
ESPN Friday Night Fights2012TV SeriesHerself - Corner / Herself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHerself - Manager
The View2004TV SeriesHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHerself
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