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Cesar Millan is a Mexican American, self-taught dog trainer, author, and TV personality with a net worth of $25 million dollars. He is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012. Millan also opened an East Coast clinic at the Country Inn Pet Resort in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Millan's first three books, including Cesar's Way, all became New York Times best sellers, have cumulatively sold two million copies in the United States, and are available in 14 other countries.
Born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1969, Cesar Millan had a great relationship with animals from a young age and earned the nickname "el Perrero", or "the dog boy", growing up. After coming to the United States when he was 21 years old, he got a job in a dog grooming shop before founding the Pacific Point Canine Academy. One of his first clients was actress Jada Pinkett Smith. A few years later, Millan created the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles for large breed dogs. In 2002, Millan began working on the pilot episode of his TV show, "Dog Whisperer", which premiered on the National Geographic Channel in 2004. The show features Millan working as a dog rehabilitator with animals in need. In 2009, he developed his magazine, "Cesar's Way", which focuses on dog training and developing a healthy relationship between pet and pet owner. After his show's end in 2012, he developed a documentary series, "Leader of the Park", in 2013, and a new series, "Cesar 911″, in 2014. Several of Millan's training techniques have been called into question over their alleged inhumanity. Millan was often seen with his pit bull, Daddy, before the dog passed at the age of 16. Now, Millan frequently appears with another pit bull, Junior. Millan is the author of several books, including "Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems" and "Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog…and Your Life". Millan earned his U.S. citizenship in 2009. He and his wife, Ilusion Wilson, had been married since 1994 until their 2010 divorce.