Jack LaLanne Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Francois Henri LaLanne was born on 26 September 1914, in San Francisco, California USA, of part-French descent. Jack was a motivational speaker, nutrition and fitness expert, so well known for being the “Godfather of Fitness”. He is considered one of the first personalities to promote health benefits before celebrity promotions came in. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2011.

How rich was Jack LaLanne? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career in fitness. He hosted his own show and opened one of the first fitness gyms in the United States. He was also a successful bodybuilder, and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Jack LaLanne Net Worth $15 million

At a young age, Jack was very fond of junk food and sugar; he had violent episodes and was miserable according to his writings, later attributing his negative childhood to the diet he had. He suffered from headaches as well, but after hearing a health food talk from Paul Bragg, was influenced to start focusing on diet and exercise. He later made his high school football team. After matriculating, he attended college in San Francisco, and worked his way to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and focused a lot on bodybuilding as well as weightlifting.

In 1936, LaLanne opened the country’s first health and fitness club in Oakland, California, where he supervised training, gave nutritional advice, and was challenged by many doctors since clubs like these were almost unheard of during the period. He helped design many exercise machines that would become standard in the industry, helping increase his net worth significantly in the process. Membership of the club would grow, and this led him to a brief professional wrestling career two years later, as wrestlers would start to go to the health club regularly.

As his popularity grew, so did his net worth. He made regular appearances on television, and started his own show entitled “The Jack LaLanne Show” which would become the longest running television exercise program. During the show he promoted his gym and health products, stressing a minimalist style of fitness, even just using basic home objects to get people to exercise. Later on, he would publish several books and would make videos about nutrition. He also recorded a song, and would promote exercise equipment as well as vitamin supplements. At the age of 95 years old, he even wrote a book “Live Young Forever” in which he discussed how he maintained his health even at his age.

For his personal life, it is known that LaLanne was married to Elaine Doyle LaLanne for over five decades from 1959, and they had three children accumulatively, one from Jack’s first marriage to Irma Navarre (1942-48) while another was from Elaine’s first marriage, plus a third child they had together. In 2011, Jack passed away from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was sick but refused to consult a doctor during the final week of his life. Despite that, he still continued his daily workout routine.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 26, 1914
Birth place: San Francisco, California, USA
Death date: January 23, 2011, Morro Bay, California, United States
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Fitness expert
Education:Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Irma Navarre
Children:Elaine LaLanne (m. 1959–2011), Irma Navarre (m. 1942–1948)
Parents:Jon LaLanne, Yvonne LaLanne, Janet LaLanne, Daniel LaLanne
Siblings:Norman LaLanne, Ervil LaLanne
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1As a Pioneer, Lifelong Instructor and Living Example of the Physical Fitness Life Style, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2005; that being the inaugural class of inductees for that organization.
2Daughter Yvonne Lalanne, with first wife Irma Navarre, was born in 1944.
3Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2008.
4Son, Jon Lalanne (born in 1961), has his own pool maintenance company, which cares for stars' pools.
5He has a TV star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
6Started his own gym in 1936, which included a health food store and a juice bar.
7Hasn't had dessert since 1929.
8For his 70th birthday, he pulled 70 boats across the Long Beach, California harbor with one person in each of them, swimming while shackled and handcuffed.
9Adopted his wife Elaine's two children, Daniel and Janet as his own.
10His show, The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) debuted in 1951 and was the first ever television exercise program. It ran until 1985, in spite of the fact that critics said the show would be off the air in six weeks.
11LaLanne was named Professional Mr. America in 1955.
12Appeared on You Asked for It (1950), where he performed 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes.
13Opened the nation's first health club in 1936.
14Some of his amazing feats of strength include: at age 41 proving it possible to escape from Alcatraz by swimming to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while wearing handcuffs; at 45, completing a thousand push-ups and a thousand chin-ups in an hour and twenty-two minutes with blisters under his calluses; at sixty, swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a thousand-pound boat, and at seventy, battling currents while handcuffed and shackled, towing seventy boats holding seventy people for a mile and a half across Long Beach Harbor.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His blue tight-fitting jumpsuit


Quotes

#Quote
1You are a slave to your own body. You want to do things, but your body won't let you because your body has you slaved. You are in shackles and bondage... You can actually be reborn again because I was reborn again.
2You eat every day, you sleep every day, and your body was made to exercise every day.
3Living is a pain in the backside, because you have to work at it. Dying, now that's easy.
4Exercise is king and diet is queen; put them together and you've got an empire.
5Whereas Billy Graham is all about the hereafter, I'm all about the here and now.
6If man made it, don't eat it.
7[on his refusal to consume dairy products]: Am I a suckling calf? No other creature uses milk after they wean!
8Would you get your dog up in the morning and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a doughnut?
9I can't die. It would ruin my image.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on September 26, 2002 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieHercules
The Wilton North Report1987TV SeriesHealth and science editor
More Wild Wild West1980TV MoviePhysical Fitness Trainer (as Jack La Lanne)
Bridget Loves Bernie1973TV SeriesGaylord
Here's Lucy1969TV SeriesJack LaLanne
Batman: The Movie1966Exercise Leader (uncredited)
Mister Ed1961-1963TV SeriesJack LaLanne / Instructor
Peter Gunn1960TV SeriesJack LaLanne

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter GunnTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1960 writer - 1 episode, 1960

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary stock footage provider - as Jack Lalane

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Little Monster1994special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Bet Your Life1959TV SeriesHimself - Physical Fitness Expert
The Jack LaLanne Show1951TV SeriesHimself - Host (1951-1985)
Muscle Beach Then and Now2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
How to Live Forever2009DocumentaryHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Where Muscles Were Born2009Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
As Seen on TV: Fifty Years of Fitness2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1995-2004TV SeriesHimself
McEnroe2004TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Life with Bonnie2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - Fitness Pioneer
The Man Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Arli$$2002TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesHimself
Beefcake1998Himself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHimself
Repossessed1990Himself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHimself
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Fitness Expert
The Chevy Chase Show1977TV MovieHimself - Advertising Spas for the Dead
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself
The Fountain of Groovy1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Happy Ending1969Himself on Television (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Addams Family1966TV SeriesHimself
The Ladies Man1961Himself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011TV SeriesHimself

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