Cesar Millan came to the United States when he was only 21 years old. Back then he didn't have any money and he barely spoke English.
He worked at a car wash, he was a limo driver and he worked at a dog grooming store before starting his own TV show in 2004.
Jada Pinkett Smith was one of Cesar's first limo clients and she helped him to learn English and to start the TV show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan" which was later broadcasted in 80 countries via National Geographic channel!
Beside earning money from his TV show, Cesar Millan has lots of other income sources.
He also has a website which has more than 1.5 million visits per month and earns money by displaying ads.
You can find much more stuff about Cesar Millan on this page!
First marriage: Cesar was married to Ilusión Millan-Wilson since 1994 to 2010 when the couple divorced. They have two kids together, sons Andre and Calvin.
Settlement: Following the divorce Cesar had to pay $400,000 to his ex-wife and $33,000 monthly ($23k monthly spousal payment + $10k for child support).
Second marriage: After going through a very hard period in his life, Cesar met Jahira Dar, a few months after his divorce. They are together since then and they are engaged since Jahira said YES in April 2016.
Jahira Dar was born in Dominican Republic in 1985 and is 16 years younger than Cesar.
Parents: Cesar's parents are Felipe Millán Guillen (father) and María Teresa Favela (mother).
Cesar was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico but the family later moved to Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
At the age of 21, in 1990, Cesar decided to move to United States and he ilegally crossed the border between Mexico and US.
At the time, he wasn't speaking English and he had only $100 in his pocket. In an recent interview he told that some people inherit money from their parents, but he inherited a lot of valuable knowledge from his parents and grandparents!
Siblings: Cesar Millan has no brothers or sisters.
Kids: Cesar has two sons with his ex-wife, Ilusión Millan (Ilusión Wilson). Their first son is Andre Millan who was born on August 11, 1994. Their younger son is Calvin Millan who was born on November 21,1998.
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Cesar Millan lives in a beautiful and huge house in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.
He bought the house in 2017 for $2.8 million after selling his old house in Studio City, California for $1.8 million.
Cesar Millan usually drives SUV's because that way it is easier to bring his dogs with him, but he is not a person who posts photos of luxurious and sports cars every day on social media.
Above you can see a photo of him with his dog and Subaru SUV and here you can read his tips on how to travel and drive with your dog.
He also has a Range Rover and he said in one of his instagram posts that Land Rover is his favorite SUV maker!
Cesar Millan published more than 10 books so far and he is a New York Times Best Selling author!
You can find the list of his books below.
If you want to go to Amazon to read reviews and to check prices of his books click on any of the blue links. Links will open in a new tab.
On Amazon you can also listen for free to some of his books if you sing up for a free Audible trial.
Then and now: On the photo above you can see how Cesar Millan looked when he was young and how he looks now.
I rehabilitate dogs. I train people.
Visualize your goals & before you know it you will be living your dreams!!!
If you don't see yourself accomplishing whatever it is, it's going to be really hard for your soul, for heart, for your instincts, to really join you in what you are trying to accomplish.
What makes you wise in life is not the successes. It's when you go down and come back.
Sometimes you don’t get the dog you want. You get the dog you need and this dog is gonna teach you the meaning of calmness.
Once you get to the border, what you see is people wanted to take advantage of you. So that's when you learn about the streets. But that's another level of streets. They can sell you. They can kill you for organs. That is more likely than jumping it.
There were many times I let the border patrol catch me because Americans feed you. So when they catch you, they feed you. Mexican police don't feed you.
Humans are the only animals who will follow unstable pack leaders.
There is no such thing as a problem breed. However, there is no shortage of 'problem owners'.
In life... we need to find a balance. You have to set rules and limitations - that is called discipline. And you have to practice that in all your worlds.
You don't always get the dog you want, but you get the dog that you need.
I have never met a dog I couldn't help; however, I have met humans who weren't willing to change.
Repetition creates the master.
I'm focused. I learned from my father not to hesitate.
Humans will always tell you the story. Dogs can only tell you the truth. Trust your instincts and listen your dog.
I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.
At the age of 13, I wanted to be the best dog trainer in the world. That was my wish.
Change takes effort. And the reality is, most people don't want to put in effort to better their life.
Dogs will always be attracted to calm, assertive energy.
Always walk out the door ahead of your dog when leaving the house. This will show your dog who is in the leadership role.
It is interesting that Cesar Millan made his huge success without formal education!
However, the dog whisperer received an honorary master's degree by the Bergin University of Canine Studies from Penngrove, California.
Cesar Millan admitted that he attempted suicide in 2010, after he divorced from his first wife, Ilusión Millan, and after the death of his pit bull Daddy.
Fortunately, Cesar survived, and now seems to be happier than ever.
He is a living example of the fact that we can overcome any obstacles that we have in our lives and that there is the light at the end of every tunnel.