Marcus Oher is an American entrepreneur and businessman who is best known as the adopted brother of NFL player Michael Oher. He has built a successful career in various business ventures and has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023.
Early Life and Background
Marcus Oher was born in 1981 in Tennessee, USA. He and his brother Michael were adopted by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy as young children. The Tuohy family provided them with love, care and opportunities to excel in life. Marcus attended Briarcrest Christian School along with Michael where he played basketball. He then went on to study at the University of Mississippi.
After completing his education, Marcus ventured into various business opportunities. Some of his major career highlights include:
- Co-owning several auto parts stores in the Memphis area including the M.O. Auto Parts chain. This business has grown to over 6 locations in the region.
- Launching and managing a profitable real estate company calledcompress Technologies which provides services to compress natural gas for vehicles.
- Investing in and operating several restaurants in Tennessee including the Taco Mac chain. The restaurants have been quite successful under his management.
- Working with his brother Michael to start the Making it Happen foundation which aims to help children from inner cities graduate high school and attend college.
Net Worth and Earnings
Through his various business ventures in auto parts, real estate, restaurants and other investments, Marcus Oher has accumulated considerable wealth and has a net worth estimated at $5 million as of 2023.
His chain of auto parts stores generates annual revenues of over $15 million. His real estate and restaurant businesses also contribute significantly to his net worth. Marcus continues to make smart investments and expand his businesses.
Marcus Oher resides in Tennessee where he was adopted and raised. He likes to keep his personal life private. While his brother Michael gained fame from his football career, Marcus has maintained a relatively low profile. He is unmarried.
Marcus is active in community initiatives and charitable foundations. He enjoys giving back along with his brother Michael through their Making it Happen foundation.
Michael Oher Controversy
In 2019, Marcus had a falling out with his adopted brother Michael Oher resulting in a physical altercation. Marcus filed a lawsuit against Michael alleging that he assaulted him and caused serious injuries. However, the case was eventually resolved outside of court.
While the two brothers worked together for years, they had a disagreement which led to the unfortunate incident. They have reportedly made amends since then.
Marcus Oher has led an enterprising career as a businessman investing in a range of opportunities and accumulating a net worth of $5 million. Along with his brother Michael, he has been dedicated to community initiatives like the Making it Happen foundation. He continues to take his various businesses to greater heights through strategic investments and management.