Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother of three is a name you often hear when it comes to Michael Oher. The question appears why? After all, Leigh adopted the famous NFL star when he was a teenager and helped him achieve his dreams.
Moreover, a movie has also been made on the 61 year old featuring Sandra Bullock. So what is her story? And what is her net worth? Keep on reading to find out.
Leigh Anne Tuohy Net Worth 2022
As of April 2022, Leigh Anne Tuohy Net worth has an estimation of $50 million. She has this net worth thanks to the many accomplishments she has made over the years.
At the moment, Leigh owns 85 franchise fast food restaurants along with her husband. The list of fast food franchises is long and includes KFC and taco bell as well. She also owns a lot of other property besides the fast food chains. In addition to this she has also co written a book and been a part of a reality tv show. All of this has helped make the amazing net worth she has today.
Leigh Anne Tuohy Career
Leigh Anne Tuohy’s career skyrocketed after Michael Lewis wrote a book , ‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game’, in 2006. This book is based on her life covering all the aspects of her childhood, married life and children. A part of the book also covers Leigh adopting Michael Oher, who was a homeless teenager at the time, and helping him become the famous US football star he is.
The book managed to receive a lot of attention and got adapted into a movie in 2009. The movie was also called The Blind Side and starred Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy. This movie won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and also the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 2010, She co authored a book titled Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving along with her husband.
By profession, she is an interior designer as well as an entrepreneur. This is why in 2010, she was featured in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Leigh Anne Tuohy Early Life
Born on August 9, 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee, Leigh Anne Tuohy had a pleasant childhood. She was born to Stanley Roberts and Virginia. Her father is an American Air Marshall. She also has a brother named Stanford Roberts.
In terms of education, she went to Briarcrest Christian School. She later on went to Mississippi University to complete her higher education. Here she also joined the cheerleading squad and met her husband-to be.
Leigh Anne Tuohy Husband and Kids
Leigh Anne met her husband in University and married him in 1982. Since then Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have been going strong.
They have three kids together. Two of these are biological and one is adopted. This includes a daughter Collins Tuohy, two sons namely Sean Jr. and Michael Oher.
- Collins Tuohy, born on 29 December 1986, is a successful cookie business owner. Her business name is Whimsy. She also founded a charity called “The Making it Happen Foundation.”
- Sean Jr., born on 4 July 1993, is a professional basketball player for Loyola Greyhounds.
- Michael Oher, born on 28 May 1986, is Leigh’s adopted son. He is a former NFL offensive lineman.
Relation between Leigh Anne Tuohy and Michael Oher
In 2004, Leigh Anne Tuohy adopted Michael Oher at the age of 16. This was at a time when Oher was being shifted from foster home and was looking at the society’s dark side. She met Michael Oher at her children’s school and brought him clothes. Then, over time, Leigh Anne and her husband became fond of the 16 year old Michael Oher and adopted him officially.
The Tuohys didn’t only adopt Michael but also gave him a family and a place he could call home. Anne treated him like her own son. With her constant support, he became an NFL player.
Till date, Leigh Anne Tuohy and Michael Oher share a great relationship with the former posting pictures with the NFL star every now and then. Oher has also spoken about his terms with his adopted family several times. According to him, although it took time for both the parties to open up, they have been close.