Cesar Millan

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 27, 1969
Nationality American
Profession Dog Trainer
Working for Dog Training
Ethnicity Mexican origin
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ilusion Millan (1993-2012)
Children(s) Andre Millan, Calvin Millan
Net Worth(s) $45 million
Name on Birth Cesar Millan
Divorce Yes
Height 1.65 m
Weight N/A
Religion Christian
Twitter @cesarmillan
Body Measurements N/A
Age 53 Years

Cesar Millan is a Mexican American dog trainer a self-expert. He is famous for his television series, 'Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan' which is broadcasted in more than 80 countries from 2004 to 2012.


Cesar was born on August 27, 1969 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico as César Millán Favela.


He was born and raised in Sinaloa with his parents and grandparents. He grew up working with animals at his grandfather’s farm in Sinaloa. Because of the natural ways he treated dogs, he was named as el Perrero,” the dog boy”. His family then moved to Mazatlán when he was at the age of 13.

School College

He didn’t attend any school and college during his life. He was always interested towards dogs and studied about dogs during his life time. 

Father, Mother, brother and sister

Cesar was born to father Felipe Millán Guillen and mother María Teresa Favela in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Boyfriend/Girlfriend and affair

He didn’t have any affair with any girls during his life time.

Career and struggle

When he was 21 years old Millan crossed the border into the US without a visa, he didn’t know English, and didn’t know anyone in the USA. He was homeless, lived on the streets for 2 months and eventually got a job in a dog grooming store to work with the most aggressive dogs. Later he created the Pacific Point Canine Academy and developed a following. Jada Pinkett Smith (wife of Actor Will Smith) became one of Millan's first clients and supporters. She provided him with an English tutor for a year.

Subsequently, Millan created the Dog Psychology Center, a 2-acre (8,100 m2) facility in South Los Angeles—specializing in working with large breed dogs. Millan became a permanent resident of the U.S. in 2000 and he became a U.S. citizen in 2009, and now lives in Santa Clarita, California. In May 2010, after his dog Daddy died in February and his wife filed for divorce in March, Millan attempted suicide.

Many reality TV personalities like Millan have earned and are earning a lot of money from their shows. One example could be Kelly Dodd whose net worth is around $10.5 million.

Husband/Wife, Marriage and Divorce

He married Ilusión Wilson in 1994, with whom he had two sons, André born in 1995 and Calvin born in 2001. Millan announced his divorce in June 2010. His wife, Ilusión Millan, filed for divorce, seeking primary physical custody of their children with visitation for Cesar, as well as spousal support. . The divorce agreement stipulates that Millan pay his ex-wife a single payment of US$400,000, a monthly spousal payment of US$23,000 and US$10,000 for monthly child support, and that the parties respect specific confidentiality terms.

Height, weight and age

He has got an average height of 1.65 meters. He has got a matching height with his body. As he is a dog trainer he always looks fits. He is now 44 years old.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is of Mexican nationality bt has American citizenship as he stayed in America since he was 21 years old. He is of Mexican ethnicity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

This Mexican American dog trainer has net worth of $45 million. He earns everything for  his dog show and dog psychology center.

Award and Achievement

He has been awarded with many awards during his life time. His television program series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan has been awarded with many awards. He has won five awards for this show.

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