What is the Net Worth of Sheryl Leach?
Sheryl Leach is an American author as well as television show maker and she is well known for making the kids famous show Barney and Friends. In the mid 80s she also created Barney and Dinosaurs. As of October 2022, Sheryl Leach net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
She made this show Barney to keep her son Patrick entertained who was a preschooler at the time. Sheryl was worked as a school teacher previously in Dallas when she officially made the kid friendly dinosaur in 1988.
At that time, Barney was one of the most popular kids television shows as well as top selling kids brand throughout the world.
Moreover, Leach was also nominated for the 20th and 23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
What is the Early Life of Sheryl Leach?
Sheryl Lyna Stamps Leach was born on 31st December 1952. She was graduated from Southern Methodist University( SMU) with a bachelor degree in elementary education. Sheryl, then went on to study further in Texas A&M University where she receiver masters degress in bilingual education and later on she took doctorate degree from Texas A&M University of Commerce.
What is the Career History of Sheryl Leach?
Sheryl started her career as a teacher in Texas and then she started working at Developmental Learning Materials., a local family run business. After giving birth to her son she left her job. Then after two years she realized that she needed something to distract her enthusiastic son Patrick.
Therefore, Sheryl eventually made a plan to make an animal which will entertain her son. She chose dinosaurs as they were her son’s favourite prehistoric creatures. She was given a friendly pear shaped dinosaur with no sharp teeth, claws, spikes or talons but with silly big feet and a constantly fixed smile.
In the mid 1980s, Sheryl and her co-producer Dennis DeShazer and Kathy Parket made and marketed the Barney property in over 150 nations throughout the world. Then Barney became one of the most famous kids television shows as well as best selling kids brands in the globe.
After few years, Leach assembled a team and made a series of home videos named Barney and the Backyard Gang. These home videos were later sold to general public. At that time, Connecticut Public Television employee Larry Rifkin rented a Barney Video for kids.
Rifkin loved so much the concept and so met leach and other co-creators of the show for discussing getting Barney on television. In October 1991, production of the new television show Barney and Friends was started and in April 1992, the TV show was released on PBS. After this Barney has received several honours and awards.
What is the Personal Life of Sheryl Leach?
Sheryl has been married for couple of times. She met her first husband James Edmund Leach at the time for working as a writer for DLM Inc. Within the same year the couple started dating and tied the knot. Together they has a son named Patrick. Initially James was agreed to be a stay at home dad so that Sheryl could be able to work on her project of Barney.
But unfortunately, Barney’s success ended their marriage and they both were divorced in 2001. Three years later Jim sadly committed suicide. Then eventually, Sheryl got married to her second husband Howard Rosenfeld with who she has formed a private organization named as Shei’rah Foundation.
Why Was Sheryl’s Son Arrested?
Along with this, her son Patrick had plenty of surgeries and was dealing with a benign brain tumour. He has developed an addiction of marijuana and so jailed in 2013 after shooting his neighbour in the chest. He was arrested with a loaded gun and a bulletproof vest.
Eventually he was released after five years and now he is married and have two children.
Patrick was 27 years old when he shoot his neighbour and he claimed that Eric Shanks was trespassing on his property so he shot the rifle.
What is the Net Worth of Sheryl Leach?
As of October 2022, Sheryl Leach net worth is estimated to be $20 million. The majority of her income came through her working on Barney and the Backyard show.
Her show, Barnet & Friends was released between 1992 and 2010 with total number of 268 episodes. This show also inspired a line of books as well as toys which were hugely famous in the early to mid 1990s.
Sheryl has also sponsored plenty of projects along with her husband Howard Rosenfeld via their foundation Shei’rah Foundation and they both are interested in community development as well as land conservation projects which will greatly help to her wealth.