Rick Rigsby

Inside Biography

Dr. Rick Rigsby is the President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist worked in television news with graduate school and served as a college professor for 14 years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as chaplain for the Aggies football team and character coach.   

Early Life And Education Of Rick Rigsby

Rick Rigsby was born and raised in San Francisco. He was raised by his father along with his brother whose name is yet to be disclosed. He is very close to his old man whom he considers to be the wisest man in the world. His father dropped out of the school in 3rd grade and began helping with his family’s farm. He later became a chef. 

His father used to encourage him to live his life fullest and gave him numerous life lessons including avoid to be judgmental and to make sure to do everything in the right way.                     

Rick graduated from California State University in 1978 with a degree in Ma s s Communications. He continued his master's degree in Public Communications and then went to the University of Oregon to complete a Ph.D.  in Rhetoric and Communication.          

During his studies, he worked as an anchor and reporter for Chico CBS affiliated station KHSL-TV for a year. After his graduation, he also worked as a professor at Texas A&M University for 14 years.

Ricki belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is Afro-American. 

Rick Rigsby's Career

After his graduation, Rigsby served as an a s sistant professor for two years at CSU Fresno.

Afterward, in 1992, he joined Texas A&M as an Assistant Professor where he taught Speech Communication. He was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award from the university's College of Liberal Arts.    

Ma s s. FFA--Y'all Rock! Remember to hold on to the wisdom of your folks, grandparents and impact the world! pic.twitter.com/SUzWoos2QW

— Dr. Rick Rigsby (@DrRickRigsby) March 18, 2016

He also served as the character coach and chaplain for the Texas A&M Aggies football team. As a result, he received the Outstanding Faculty Diversity Award from Executive Vice President and Provost.

After working at Texas A&M, Professor Rigsby traveled with his family to Dallas to expand his business. He began providing corporate coaching and motivational speeches on his own. He started giving speeches for several sports organizations like PGA, NFL and also at public schools and Christian colleges.

CAPTION: Rick Rigsby providing motivational speech SOURCE: rigsby.com

Rick also published a book with the title Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout referring to his father in the title. The book discusses six different lessons that are given by someone who is regarded as an uneducated man. The six lessons include:

  • To not judge
  • To show up early
  • To be kind
  • To make sure that you do good
  • To do something the right way
  • To make an impact
CAPTION: Rick Risby's Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout: how the timeless wisdom of one man can impact an entire generation (book cover) SOURCE: Pinterest

Rick gave a speech at the California State Maritime Academy in the commencement ceremony on April 22, 2017. The speech went viral and he received many phone calls, emails, and responses from many people. He is also the CEO of the organization.


He has also been involved in several charitable organizations is also a founder of church Impact Family Ministeries. 

Rick Rigsby's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

As of 2019, the sources have estimated that Rick has a net worth of over $3 million, which he earned through hard work and success in his various activities. He is a business owner and the CEO of his own company called Rick Rigsby Communications.

He has also written several inspirational books that are sold worldwide and have collected a huge amount of money. He is expected to continue his career and probably will earn more in the coming days. As per the sources, the motivational speaker gets paid around $197, so he also might be getting his salary in the same range. 

Dr. Rick Rigsby's Accolades And Achievements 

Dr. Rick Rigsby has won a number of prestigious accolades and commendations throughout his three decades in broadcasting and academe. Some of his them are Outstanding Television News Doc u mentary, Outstanding Distinguished Teaching Award, and more. 

What Is The Relationship Status Of Rick Rigsby?

Rick Rigsby resides in Dallas, Texas. In his viral “Make An Impact” speech, he has admitted that he is adapting to the lifestyle of Texas. He admits that he now listens to country music, hunts, and fishes. He calls himself a “Blackneck Redneck”.     

CAPTION: Rick Rigsby with his wife Janet Williams SOURCE: rigsby.com

Rick was married to Trina Williams. They met first in a college where the former was a cub reporter and the latter was a labor and delivery nurse at Feather River Hospital. They dated for five years. Sadly, Trina suffered from breast cancer and was diagnosed in 1990 and died after 6 months in 1996.

Rick was depressed after her death for two years and again his father helped him to get out of the depression. Then after 2 years in 1998, Rick married Janet Butcher. Now, the happy couple shares two children; sons. 

Some facts

  • The motivational speech given by Rick Rigsby went viral and was viewed by over 130 million people in just a few days.
  • He is the founder of  Impact Family Ministries church.
  • He also served as the CEO of Impact World Group.
  • He is of American nationality while his ethnicity is Afro-American. 


by ab-sanjit, 2018-12-30 16:02:13

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