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Billy Mays Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Billy Mays Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

William Darrell Mays Jr. was born on the 20th July 1958, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania USA and died on the 28th June 2009. He was a television personality, working as pitchmen on the Home Shopping Network, promoting products such as OxiClean, Orange Glo and Orange Clean among other home cleaning products. His career on television was active from 1993 until 2009.

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Mays was? According to sources it was estimated that Billy Mays net worth was $10 million, an amount acquired through his career on television, and other than his solo work, he teamed up with Anthony Sullivan in the TV show “PitchMen” shortly before his death, which also added to his net worth.

Billy Mays Net Worth $10 Million

Billy grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as since his family moved while he was still a child. He attended Sto-Rox High School, and then enrolled at West Virginia University, however he dropped out of studies after two years. He soon found a job in his father`s waste company before his decision to move to the Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he began work as a salesman of Washmatik portable devices and other products advertised on television, at the Atlantic City boardwalk. This period was the start of building his net worth.

After his initial success as a salesman, he then traveled across the country visiting numerous auto shows and state fairs, selling various maintenance tools and other products for a 12-year span, His net worth grew steadily until in 1993, when Billy`s wealth began to increase significantly, as he teamed up with Max Appel, founder of OrangeGlo International, and soon he was hired as a promoter of the company`s products, such as OrangeGlo, OrangeClean and OxiClean

Because of his skills, in the next few years he earned time on the Home Shopping Network, and received numerous positive customer reviews, which enabled him to expand his career, and establish his own company, Mays Promotions Inc. After that, Billy`s name became well-known in the industry and his services were sought by numerous brands, as he worked on infomercials for Mighty Putty, Zorbeez, Turbo Tiger and Kaboom among others, all of which added significant amounts to his net worth.

In adding to his net worth, Billy worked as the ESPN advertiser, promoting its online services such as ESPN360. Furthermore to his career on the ESPN, he made a live appearance during the 2008 Champs Sports Game, announcing the ESPN`s and ABC`s bowl games scheduled for the 1st January 2009.

Before his death, Billy was featured in his own show “PitchMen”, alongside his colleague Anthony Sullivan, airing on the Discovery Channel. Following his death, Discovery Channel aired a tribute episode to Billy entitled “PitchMen: A Tribute To Billy Mays”.

Billy died on 28th June 2009 apparently because of the consequences of suffering from heart disease, however, the autopsy showed the presence of painkiller drugs which also contributed to his demise.

Billy left his wife Debora Mays(2002-09) and his daughter, Elizabeth; furthermore, Billy had a son, Billy Mays III, from his previous marriage with Delores Mays.

Billy Mays information

Billy Mays information

Birth date: July 20, 1958, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth place: McKees Rocks
Death date: June 28, 2009, Tampa, Florida, United States
Profession:Pitchman
Education:Sto-Rox High School, West Virginia University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Deborah Mays (m. 2002–2009), Dolores Mays (m. ?–1990)
TV shows:PitchMen

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitchman: A Tribute to Billy Mays2009TV Movie executive producer
Pitchmen2009TV Series executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitchmen2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Today2009TV SeriesHimself
As Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Infomercial Pitchman
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimself
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends1999TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arthouse TrashannouncedHimself
Pitchman: A Tribute to Billy Mays2009TV MovieHimself

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#Fact
1Co-host, with Anthony Sullivan, of an infomercial for the Omni "Dual Saw".
2Appeared in a commercial for the "Jupiter Jack" hands-free phone system.
3Appeared in a commercial for the Simoniz "Fix-It Pro!".
4Best friend and partner of fellow pitchman, Anthony Sullivan.
5Father of Elizabeth Mays.
6Born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, attended Sto-Rox High School, and was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later dropped out of West Virginia University and worked for his father's hazardous waste company before moving to Atlantic City in 1983.
7Was a Republican.
8Was the CEO and founder of Mays Promotions, Inc., based at his home in Odessa, Florida.
9Brother of Randy Mays.
10Father, with Dolores May, of Billy Mays III (born in 1985), and, with Deborah Mays, of Elizabeth Mays (born in 2006).
11Developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other "as seen on TV" gadgets on Atlantic City's boardwalk. For years, he worked as a hired gun on the state fair and home show circuit, attracting crowds with his booming voice and genial manner.
12After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network.

#Quote
1When I'm up against a wall, that's when Billy Mays performs best.
2The infomercial business has been good to me.
3The best things in life are free - and $19.95.
4Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.
5My voice, my likeness is my livelihood. That's it. I keep it simple. I pick good products.
6Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing.
7It's important for me to sell a product that works.
8It's a funny business. I kind of compare it to baseball. I'm always looking for a home run.
9I've done well for myself.
10I'm a pitchman, my business comes from the pitch, nothing else.
11I enjoy what I do. I think it shows.
12I don't take on a product unless I believe in it. I use everything that I sell.
13Before you throw it away, let Mighty Mendit save the day.
14Long live your laundry!
15Life's a pitch, then you buy.
16You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine.
17Broken! Busted! Everybody has something to repair. Before buying new, let Mighty Putty fix it for you.
18Is it demonstratable? Does it have that wow factor? Is it easy to use? Is it priced right?
19Hi, Billy Mays here for...
20I love beautiful wood.
21One of the things that we hope to do with Pitchmen (2009) is to give people an appreciation of what we do. I don't take on a product unless I believe in it. I use everything that I sell.

#Trademark
1Distinctive beard
2Exuberant sales pitches
3Button-down blue shirt

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