Billy Mays was an American television direct-response salesperson who was popular for making the advertisements for Orange Glo, Kaboom, OxiClean, and different home-based products which can be easily available on the direct online shopping network. He also featured in Discovery channel on the series of PitchMen where they documented their work. In 2009, he died in June. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Billy Mays in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
William Darrell “Billy” Mays Jr. was born on July 20, 1958, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania and completed his schooling from Sto-Tox High School. He also attended West Virginia University where he also served as linebacker of his college football team.
Mays married to Dolores Mays who was his first spouses; they were separated in 1990. Later, he married Deborah Mays in 2002 and lived with her for about seven years and later he died.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Billy has started his career after dropping college in his father’s company in New Jersey in 1983. He started selling washing devices at the main area of Atlantic City and also deals with different products. After ten years, he met Max Appel who was the founder of Orange Glo International products and deals with cleaning products. He also joined Anthony Sullivan for the next pitchman. His voice pitches helped him to get more interactions among buyers and popularly known for a high voice that he produced while selling products. Frank Ahrens, Washington Post staff writer, called him as a pitcher seller and make his comparison with the television sellers.
In 2000, he made a shot on an infomercial for OxiClean, three years Old Corporation. He was also the founder of Mays Promotions Inc. located at his home place Odessa, Florida.
In 2008, Mays also appeared in the advertisements of ESPN services. He also had known for his live performance in Champs Sports Bowl while promoting ABC’s and ESPN’s in the bowl games.
Billy had achieved several achievements in his career. His documentary also appeared in the Discovery Channel and showed all of his hard work along with Anthony Sullivan for direct marketing. When he died, Discovery Channel also gives tribute to him in a show ‘Pitchman: A Tribute to Billy Mays’. Before five days of his death, he also appeared in the show ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ in June 2009.
Net Worth and Earnings
Billy Mays was an American direct advertisement salesperson who had a net worth of $10 million. His earning had been generated from direct marketing work as a salesman which helped him to earn a huge amount. Moreover, he also considered in the list of most revenue earned direct seller of the United States.
Billy was a business minded person who lifts his dad’s business to the height. After dropout from college, he started selling products related to washing and later joined hands with Max Appel to pursue his direct selling career. He was the tribute in the discovery channel after his death in 2009 and received huge respect in his entire life.