Kenya Duke Net Worth, Career and Personal Life
Kenya Duke, a 46-year-old entrepreneur, and businesswoman, widely known for being the better half of the legendary stand-up comedian Gary Owen.
Kenya was born on 26th July 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Her identity is African-American and belongs to the black ethnicity. Kenya’s mother is Barbara Jean and there isn’t any information about her dad. In a conference, she confessed – “My dad passed away when I was six. He was a black panther. He was in a bar and he was short. Not having my dad in my life, I think I have daddy issues. That’s why I pushed the relationship between Garry and Kennedy”. The justification behind not having many details about Kenya’s personal life is that she is a bit introverted and prefers leading a private life.
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Duke is an entrepreneur, who owns a corporation, called Premier Sports And Travel Company that organizes tours for professional and university sports teams, autonomous cinema and TV productions, music concerts, etc. Furthermore, She’s also recognized for appearing in certain shows namely, the “DeRay Davis: Power Play” a special documentary (2010), Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m smiling (2011).In 2016, Kenya along with her Gary showed up in “The Steve Harvey” show. In that particular year, Kenya was seen in her husband’s “The Gary Owen Show” multiple times. Besides, she is a real estate developer too.
Personal Life: Marriage; Kids
The businesswoman and the legendary Comedian took vows on 19th July 2003. They both were in a relationship, for a long time. Reports indicate that the duo first came across at a comedy club in Los Angeles, where Mr.Owen was amassing appraisals for his performance. They met yet again and with this, their bond grew explicitly. They have three children together- Kennedy Owen; Austin Owen and EmilioToliver, who’s from Kenya’s first marriage. Gary Owen and KenyaDuke renewed their vows in the year 2016, on 19th December due to some unfortunate incidents that took place at their first wedding ceremony.
A Brief Introduction of her Husband: Gary Owen
On 26th July 1974, Gary took birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Of America. His Zodiac sign is Leo and was brought up in a tailor park at Oxford. Before becoming a stand-up comedian and entertainer, Gary worked as a Senior Petty Officer in the US Naval force and was even chosen as the Presidential Honour Guard. Besides, he served as a military police officer at Coronado Island, in San Diego for 3 years. It was then when the idea of pursuing something completely different from what he was actually into, sparked in his creative mind.
Gary’s Career as Stand Up Comedian & Actor
After making up his mind, Gary started working for becoming a Stand-up comedian. Soon after, He was quoted as the “Funniest Serviceman in America”. Ebony Magazine honored him with the title “Black America’s favorite white Comic”.Subsequently, he started getting roles to play in several satirical shows. One of which was in a romantic comedy “Think Like A Man” based on the novel “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” by Steve Harvey.
Combined Net Assets
Kenya’s net worth is assessed to be around $8.5 million and perhaps is a shareholder of her husband’s wealth, which is expected to be over$3 million.