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Who is Rick Rigsby?
Enrique D. “Rick” Rigsby was born in 1956, in San Francisco, California USA, and is a motivational speaker, author, minister, and former college professor, best known from earning recognition after delivering a motivational speech at the California University Maritime Academy in 2017; his speech went viral shortly after the event.
The Wealth of Rick Rigsby
How rich is Rick Rigsby? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. He is also a business owner, and is the CEO of his own company called Rick Rigsby Communications. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
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Academics and Business
For two years Rigsby worked at CSU Fresno as an assistant professor, then in 1992 he moved to Texas A&M, where he served in the same position, mainly teaching speech communication classes, which saw him win the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts. He also coached for the school’s football team, the Texas A&M Aggies, leading him to win another award called the Outstanding Faculty Diversity Award. He served as an assistant professor for the next 14 years, but eventually decided to pursue a career in business, leaving his teaching career behind.
Honored to have just appeared on Bold TV in NYC along with my friend John Burnett! pic.twitter.com/8OqsilfkDi
— Dr. Rick Rigsby (@DrRickRigsby) May 11, 2018
His family moved to Dallas so that he could focus more on the company he launched – Rick Rigsby Communications. The company is focused on motivational speaking work, corporate teaching, starting to work with numerous sports organizations. He became a frequent attendee in both the National Football League (NFL) and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), as well as delivering speeches at public schools and Christian colleges.
What an honor to speak tonight to the best realtors in Texas! pic.twitter.com/8WQzf6ry9v
— Dr. Rick Rigsby (@DrRickRigsby) February 11, 2017
Viral Video and Other Work
"He's an optimistic voice in a world filled with pessimism." Charles Payne
For his personal life, it is known that Rigsby was married to Trina Williams and they had two children together. The couple met in college and married soon after; he worked as a reporter while his wife worked as a nurse at Feather River Hospital, however, she passed away in 1996 after a fight with breast cancer. He mentioned in his speeches that Trina was the only one who gave her a real phone number during college. She fought cancer for six years before passing away.
After her death, Rigsby was depressed for two years, and again it was his father who encouraged him to get back on his feet. His father told him that one should never give up on life, despite having difficult times. He realized that he needed to understand the broken-hearted so that he could help them as well. Later on he met Janet Butcher, and they married in 1998 – they now have two children together, and reside in Dallas, Texas, He’s stated that he has adapted to the Texas lifestyle, enjoying listening to country music, hunting and fishing. He has even referred to himself as a “Blackneck Redneck”.
Rick Rigsby Online
He often promotes his work online through accounts on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. He has a personal website too, on which he promotes his work and some of his recent speeches. He also sells merchandise through an online shop.