Don Cornelius net worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life

Don Cornelius net worth

Don Cornelius Net Worth and Salary: Don Cornelius is an American television presenter and producer best known as the creator of the national joint dance/music franchise “Soul Train.” Don Cornelius has a net worth of $15 million. Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up near Bronzeville.

He graduated from DuSable High School in 1954 and joined the US Marine Corps. Cornelius served 18 months in Korea. After his discharge from the military, he worked in a variety of jobs, including selling tires, cars, and insurance, as well as being an officer with the Chicago Police Department. In 1966, he quit his day job to take a three-month radio course, even though he was married with two sons and had just $400 in his bank account. In 1966 he worked as an announcer, journalist and disc jockey for WVON Radio in Chicago. Cornelius joined Chicago’s WCIU-TV in 1967, hosting a news program called “The Negro’s View of Journalism.” In 1970, he launched “Soul Train” as a daily local show on WCIU-TV. The show entered the national syndicate and moved to Los Angeles the following year. Cornelius hosted and produced “Soul Train” from 1971 to 1993, until he sold it to MadVision Entertainment in 2008. On February 1, 2012, police found Cornelius with apparently self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the head.

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