Collins Tuohy is an American businesswoman, public speaker, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $5 Million. Collins came to the spotlight after being portrayed in the hit movie The Blind Side by American actress Lily Collins.
Following her popularity, she continued to rise on social media platforms and earned thousands of followers. Collins found great success in the business world, establishing multiple firms.
Additionally, she loves writing and helped her mother publish New York Times best-seller book entitled “In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving”. Let’s take a look at the total net worth of Collins Tuohy and how she became successful in her career.
What is Collins Tuohy’s Net Worth?
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Collins Tuohy Smith was born on December 29th, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. Collins is the daughter of Sean Tuohy (father) and Leigh Anne Tuohy (mother). Both of her earned great popularity in their careers, including her father being a famous sports commentator and her mom being an author and businesswoman.
Collins grew up with her brother Sean Tuohy Jr who is a basketball player and played guard in the Loyola Greyhounds team. When Collins was 18 years old, her parents adopted Michael Oher. Michael became Collins’s adoptive brother who pursued his career as an NFL football player.
Tuohy attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis where she participated in Pole Vault and won the Tennessee State Champion. During high school, she also took piano lessons.
Upon her graduation, Collins went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi. While studying at the University, Collins has managed to earn several places including as a President of the Student Alumni Council.
Moreover, she was the Student’s Alumni Council president and officer for the Kappa Delta Sorority as well as President of the Students Spirit Committee. Collins was also an Ole Miss Varsity Cheerleader.
Collins is the co-owner and director of Marketing and sales of The Whimsy Cookey Firm. She teamed up with Laurie Suriff and launched her company which became successful. The Whimsy Cookey Company is known for providing the best quality sugary cookies which are available in their store in Memphis and all across the United States.
Michael Oher’s sister Collins started an online shop where she sells, clothes, hats, boots, and beauty products. To expand her business, she created an Instagram account and started promoting her products. She collaborated with two retail companies including Samsclub and Farmersdog.
Besides her business ventures, Collins tried her hand at fashion, travel blogging, and lifestyle. In 2016 she started a blog named Collins Closets where she began sharing content about fashion, travel, decorating, and skincare.
Collins is a philanthropist and became part of the “Board of The Making It Happen Foundation”. Tuohy helped her mother to write a book “In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving” which became a commercial success.
Michael Oher’s Complaint
Collins’ adoptive brother, Michael made a shocking headline on August 14, 2023, by filing a petition in a Tennessee court. The petition asserted that the Tuohy family had fabricated the main storyline of “The Blind Side” to help themselves at his expense.
The petition aimed to reach several goals, including ending the conservatorship of Sean and Leigh Anne, ensuring the fair cost of profits from the movie, seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and denying the duo from using the petitioner’s name in future films.
In a surprising turn of events, Michael has revealed that he was not adopted by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy after all. In his petition, Michael stated that a deal was made with the Tuohy family to pay $225 thousand to both parents and two children, Sean Jr. and Collins.
“The Blind Side” was a highly profitable film, generating $300 million at the box office on a budget of 30 million dollars from box office sales, DVD sales, and streaming. The production was entitled to 2.5 percent of the defined net profits, contributing to its overall success.
With average movie profit breakouts as the basis, it can be assumed that the net profits amounted to no less than one hundred and fifty million dollars. This would mean that the Tuohys obtained $225k each, as well as $3.75 million in royalties over time, from box office earnings alone. Thanks to this, Collins Tuohy has a net worth of $5 Million.
According to Michael, he was not given a single dollar from the film’s earnings. On the other hand, Collins’ mother Leigh Anne wrote in her book (In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving) that they divided the film’s revenue 5 ways.
Collins Tuohy married actor Cannon Smith in October 2016. The couple dated for more than 11 years and eventually married in 2016. Cannon is probably best known for being the brother of the renowned director and producer Molly Smith. Moreover, Cannon comes from the wealthiest family, his father Fred Smith is the founder of billion dollars company called “FedEx”.
Collins Tuohy Net Worth
Collins Tuohy is one of the most recognized media personalities and earned fame through her appearance on TV shows. In 2013 in the show Family Addition With Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Her source of income comes from various sources including her portrayal in the film The Blind Side. The success of Collins’ businesses greatly contributes to her overall wealth. As of 2023, Collins Tuohy’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.
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