• César Millan is a 49-year-old Hispanic dog behaviorist and reality TV star of Mexican descent, with US citizenship.
• He is best known for his 8-year-long presence in the reality TV show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan".
• He is a New York Times best-selling author due to his book "César’s Way".
• He has had to survive difficult times during his youth and while crossing the US border.
• He was born in Mexico and is currently worth an estimated $25 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$25 million dollars
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1969
SpouseIlusion Millan
FactRelease of his book, "A Member of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment With Your Dog" by Cesar with Melissa Jo Peltier. [2009]

Who is Cesar Millan?

Born César Felipe Millán Favela under the sign of Virgo on the 27th of August 1969, in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, César Millán is a 49-year-old Hispanic dog behaviorist and reality TV star of Mexican descent, with US citizenship. He is perhaps best known for his eight-year-long screen presence as the main cast member of his Emmy-nominated reality TV series entitled “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan”. He is world-renowned for his ability to understand canines, and for being a New York Times best-selling author, thanks primarily to the book entitled “César’s Way”, though all of his first three books were best sellers. He has been active in the sometimes lucrative dog behavior business since 1998.

Early Life: A Difficult Youth

César was raised apparently an only child in Culiacán in his birth region by his father Felipe Millán Guillen and his mother María Teresa Favela. He was surrounded with various kinds of domestic animals at a very early age, being born into a farming family, growing up on a farm where his grandfather was an employed tenant. Due to his extraordinary tendency to get along very well with dogs, he became nicknamed as “El Perrero” (Dog Herder) as a young boy. At some point in his youth, his family relocated to his birth town, but it’s unknown what sort of education César obtained, though under the assumption that he went to high school, he is thought to have matriculated in 1987. It wouldn’t be accurate to presume that César pursued a college degree, since he crossed the US border illegally at the age of 21 in search of a better future.

Surviving the Underworld

According to his statement in an interview for “Red Table Talk”, hosted by his old friend Jada Pinkett Smith, César has had to avoid various exploitation attempts during his time on the border. Consequently, he needed to quickly learn the rules of the street, mostly in order to literally survive. He stated that some of the men at the border were looking to kidnap people and sell their organs, which made the struggle into the US that much more difficult. In order to avoid kidnapping and starvation, César often let himself get caught by the US border patrol, since according to him, they would provide him with food while in custody, which wasn’t the case for Mexican border police.

Career Beginnings: Man with a Dream

As can be concluded from what César disclosed to “FOX Business”, he arrived into the US totally unable to speak English, and without any funds or connections. However, he knew exactly what he was after. In his own words, ‘I’m an immigrant and so for me, it’s what’s the need in this country that no one is fulfilling. This profession didn’t exist until I came into the picture.’ César was at first ready to take on any job for the sake of his livelihood; he washed cars and groomed dogs on occasion, ultimately making ends meet. At some point prior to 1998, he arrived in Los Angeles and began walking dogs, and soon showed his clients that he was able to work with just about any dog, regardless of species and behavior. This trait earned him a quick ascent in the eyes of clientele, and thus he soon started working for various celebrities.

Career: An Entrepreneur

Having earned significant income from his endeavors, César decided to open his first business – a training facility for canines entitled ”The Dog Psychology Center of Los Angeles“ in 1998. Within four years he achieved world fame for his understanding of dogs and unparalleled ability to train them, being featured in various news outlets. Soon he had producers at his door, having previously expressed the desire to televise his work, and signed a contract with the first episode of his very own show, entitled “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan”, screening in 2004. What made the show all the more popular was the fact that he would tackle canines which were very hard to domesticate, and integrate them into families, instead of simply randomly training dogs. The abovementioned show ran for eight years, while two extra episodes were released later, one in 2013 and one in 2016. In 2014, he began working on a new show, this time his own production entitled “César 911” which ran until 2016, which is also when his one-year-long TV series entitled “Mutt & Stuff” came to a close. César is not currently working on any shows.

His Dog, Daddy

One of César’s closest friends and most famous canine was his late American pit bull terrier named Daddy. The dog was born in 1994 and passed away at the age of 16 in February 2010. Daddy’s presence alongside César achieved two important things: the dog’s assertive yet calm demeanor and very high tolerance for aggressive canines aided César in improving the behavior of many dogs that he worked with, while it also helped dissolve various myths about pit bulls, and thus proved this breed to be quite a household asset.

His Family, Kids and House

César began dating his first significant partner at some point prior to 1994, which is when he married Ilusion Wilson. Together they have two sons – Andre Millán born in 1995, and Calvin Millán born in 2001. Near the end of their marriage and two months after Daddy’s death, in May 2010 César survived a suicide attempt – Ilusion successfully filed for divorce in June 2010. In August of the same year, César began dating Jahira Dar, and though they still aren’t married, they publicized their engagement in April 2016. The two currently reside in a $2.85 million house situated in the Encino neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, California.

What is César Millán’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich César Millán is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of César’s accumulated wealth is close to $25 million. He made his fortune training dogs including on television, most of all in “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan”. As his career continues to develop, the said amount would seem very likely to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the recognized dog behaviorist, his height is 5ft 4ins (165cm). His hair is dark gray and his eyes are dark brown, while his body shape is generally described as regular.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever-expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their rating and profit. César himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. His Facebook page has almost nine million followers, his Twitter account over a million, and his Instagram account more than 1.2 million fans.

General Info

Full NameCesar Millan
Net Worth$25 million dollars
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1969
Height1.65 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Author, Canine Professional, Motivational speaker


SpouseIlusion Millan
ChildrenCalvin Millan, Andre Millan
ParentsMaría Teresa Favela de Millán, Felipe Millán Guillen
SiblingsErick Millan, Mireya Millan, Nora Millan, Monica Millan
PartnerJahira Dar


AwardsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Animal Show
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
TV ShowsDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

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1In the United States, in the '70s, they did the same thing to the Doberman. In the '80s they did it to the German shepherd, in the '90s they did it to the Rottweiler, and now they're doing it to the pit bull. So whatever dog is in fashion, people are going to blame them for things.
2(When asked if he has been bitten) Of course. It's like cowboys that get stomped by bulls. Any time you're working in the world of taming animals, you're going to get hurt. But it's a rush that we get.
3Birth, life, death is a cycle. And they're all beautiful, you celebrate all of them. Animals do grieve, but they move on. That's the lesson behind animals.
4Everybody wants common sense. The show is offering us a sense of primal connection we have lost through civilization.
5She has no rules in the outside world, no boundaries. You practice exercise and affection. But you're not practicing exercise, discipline, and affection. When we love someone, we fulfill everything about them. That's loving. And you're not loving your dog.
6No dog is too much for me to handle. I rehabilitate dogs, I train people. I am the dog whisperer.


1Engaged to longtime girlfriend, Jahira Dar [March 24, 2016].
2Release of his book, "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide" by Cesar with Melissa Jo Peltier. [2008]
3Release of his book, "Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog-- and Your Life" by Cesar with Melissa Jo Peltier. [2007]
4Release of his book, "A Member of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment With Your Dog" by Cesar with Melissa Jo Peltier. [2009]
5Release of his book, "Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems" by Cesar with Melissa Jo Peltier. [2006]
6Professional dog trainer.
7Sworn in as a U.S. citizen on March 12, 2009 at a ceremony in Montebello, California.
8He has two sons with his ex-wife, Ilusion: Andre Millan (born 1995), and Calvin Millan (born 2001).




Cesar 9112014-2016TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Mutt & Stuff2015TV Series executive producer
Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas!2015TV Movie executive producer
Cesar Millan's Socialization2014Video documentary executive producer


Mutt & Stuff2015TV Series
The Back-up Plan2010Cesar Millan
Beethoven's Big Break2008VideoCesar Millan
Bones2008TV SeriesCesar Millan
Ghost Whisperer2007TV SeriesCesar Millan


Zombie Whisperer2012TV Series special thanks
The Apprentice2010TV Series the producers wish to thank - 1 episode


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The Dr. Oz Show2017TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Show2017TV SeriesHimself
Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2017TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2017TV SeriesHimself
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Narrator / Himself - Host / ...
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Cesar 9112014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Pet Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Home & Family2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimself
FabLife2016TV SeriesHimself
Mutt & Stuff2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration2015TV MovieHimself
Mindfulness: Be Happy Now2015DocumentaryHimself
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHimself
Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas!2015TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself
Cesar Millan's Socialization2014Video documentaryHimself
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself
Jeopardy!2014TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
Eén op één2014TV SeriesHimself
Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
How Human Are You?2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmares2013TV MovieHimself
Pura Química2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Susana Giménez2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Bartender
Cesar Millan: The Real Story2012DocumentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Efter Tio2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself
El Lider de la Manada2011TV SeriesHimself (2011)
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El hormiguero2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La noria2011TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Daily Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2010TV SeriesHimself - The Dog Whisperer
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHimself - Dog Whisperer
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself
That Morning Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial2008Short
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Más vale tarde2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Dog Whisperer
The Girls Next Door2008TV SeriesHimself - The Dog Whisperer
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHimself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
America's Top Dog2004TV SpecialHimself - Judge


Won Awards

2008Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Variety or Reality SeriesDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004)

Nominated Awards

2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or ActDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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