For those people who love keeping fit Tony Horton is a name they can identify with so well. This is because Tony is one of the best professional fitness trainers who are sort after. Due to his demand in the market for fitness, Tony has earned so well. Let us find more about early life, awards and net worth of Tony Horton in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Tony was born on July 2, 1958, at Westerly, Rhode Islands, U.S but he was not raised there. Tony was raised in Trumbull, Connecticut. His parents were Anthony Sawyer Horton Sr. and Jean Horton. Tony’s father was an army, but he later developed an interest in health and fitness. Tony’s sister is known as Kit Horton Caldicott. They were all Catholics.
To almost everyone’s amazement, Tony was born underweight, but he joined the University of Rhode Island where he attended weightlifting classes. Tony also had a speech impediment when he was young. When he graduated, he started looking for employment.
Before marriage, Tony Horton dated his wife Shawna Branon as a girlfriend and boyfriend for some months before they settled together as husband and wife. Shawna Branon is a fitness expert as well. The couple likes to keep their private life away from the spotlights. Back in 2012, Tony and his wife used to live in a house in Santa Monica.
Career, awards, and nominations
Despite Tony Horton being born underweight, he joined weight lifting classes while he was in college. This made him seek for carrier options in fitness. Initially Tony worked as a standup comedian and Gofer for 20th century Fox where he started working out in their garage as a personal fitness trainer. With time his clients and reputation grew, and he decided to settle on that as his career.
Tony Horton had a passion for fitness and bodybuilding from an early age. He also joined weight lifting classes during his college days. Later when Tony moved to California, he searched for career options. He admits that he initially worked as a standup comedian, a gofer and a personal trainer for 20th Century Fox. This made him begin his own business called ASH fitness in Santa Monica.
He tried his hands on acting too and thus starred in many fitness videos including Power 90. In 2016, Tony Horton received the honorary IDEA Jack LaLanne Award at 2016 Idea World Convention, Los Angeles for his extraordinary fitness workout program P90X.
Net worth and earnings
Tony Horton has an estimated net worth of $27 million. His personally designed fitness system, P90X has sold more than 4 million copies. He, therefore, increased the release of different versions of P90x, i.e., P90X2 and P90X3 which has improved his earnings in a significant way. Most of his earnings come from his successful fitness program.
Besides Tony’s physical training, he is an author of the best-selling series titled NOT WORTHY. He is also the most sort fitness trainer due to his expertise in training and even his fitness. In America, he is well known for the two.