Devon Franklin is recognized as a producer, author, and motivational speaker. He is popular for the films Miracles from Heaven and Heaven Is for Real. Franklin is the author of the New York Times best-seller book The Wait, which he co-wrote with his wife Meagan Good.
He is the CEO and president of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multi-media entertainment company that produces inspirational and commercial content.
Devon Franklin: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity
Devon was born on the 13th of April 1973 in Oakland, California, U.S. According to his birth date, he is 43 years old. His Zodiac sign is Aries.
Franklin is the son of Donald Ray Franklin (father) and Paulette Franklin (mother). He has two brothers named Donald Ray and David Brandon. At the age of 36, Franklin’s father passed away due to a heart attack.
Further, he holds an American nationality whereas his ethnicity is unknown.
Education, Early career
Devon earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California with a minor in Cinema-Television in 2000.
During his year, Devon started his career in the entertainment industry as an intern at Overbrook Entertainment. He worked under Will Smith and James Lassiter.
After graduation, Franklin began working for the full-time position at Overbook. Following this, he was recruited by Tracey Edmond’s company Edmonds Entertainment in a junior executive post.
Devon Franklin: Profession Life, Career
In 2003, Devon joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a creative executive. He was later recruited as the director of development at Columbia Pictures after Sony bought MGM in 2005. He worked on acclaimed projects under Columbia Pictures such as The Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock, and Seven Pounds.
Similarly, Franklin also produced numerous films like The Karate Kid, Jumping the Broom, Pink Panther 2, Not Easily Broken, The Ugly Truth, and more. In 2014, he launched his own company Franklin Entertainment and produced further projects like Miracles from Heaven (2016), The Star, and Breakthrough. He also made frequent appearances on TV shows such as Dr Phil, The Dr OZ Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, CBS This Morning, and Entertainment Tonight.
Aside from the entertainment industry, he is also an author. He wrote two best-selling books, Produced By Faith and New York Times best-seller The Wait and The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success.
In 2019, he released another book titled The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know. Furthermore, he has also established a successful career in preaching and motivational speaking.
The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the youngest and most influential executives under 35 years of age.
Similarly, he was given the title of a Top 10 Industry Impact Player by the NAACP.
Beliefnet has named him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40,” “Top 10 Producers to Watch,” by Variety Magazine, and “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America,” by Ebony Magazine.
Devon Franklin: Net Worth, Salary
Devon has earned considerable money from his successful profession as a producer. As of 2021, he has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.
His film, Heaven is for Real was a box office success, grossing $101 million against a $12 million budget. The film becomes the second-highest-grossing Christian film of all time.
Body Measurement: Height, Weight
Talking about Devon’s physical appearance, he has an athletic body physique with a towering height. He stands at the height of 6 feet tall and his weight is about 75 kg.
Likewise, he has a black pair of eyes and black hair color.
Devon has verified social media sites. He has more than 1.5m followers on his Instagram account, 1.7m followers on Facebook.
He has also a self-titled YouTube channel with over 18.6k subscribers.
Devon was the son-in-law of Leon Good and Tyra Wardlow.
He was a brother-in-law of La’Myia Good.
Similarly, he is a former senior VP of production at Sony Pictures Entertainment.