Jamie Foster Brown, the owner and publisher of Sister 2 Sister magazine was born in 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. She is one of the most successful and richest columnists and publishers in the world. She is a globally recognized journalist and TV personality.
Jamie Foster Brown Wiki
Jamie Foster Brown
June 26, 1946
75 years old
Dr. Lorenzo Brown
2 sons (Randy and Foster)
Calumet High School, Chicago
Maganize owner, Journalist, Former TV Producer
Around 18 million USD
Education and High School
Jamie graduated from Calumet high school, Chicago and went to Roosevelt University. Then, she later got her B.A. degree from Stockholm University, Sweden.
How old is Jamie Foster Brown?
Jamie was born on June 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently 75 years old.
Jamie Foster Brown’s Family details and Personal life
Jamie Foster was born to Mamie Lee and Peter James Foster. She married Dr. Lorenzo Brown, a former economist in 1970 but his sudden demise in 2015 affected Jamie’s life severely. Jamie had two sons – Randy and Russell and Foster with Lorenzo. They lived in Stockholm, Sweden at past times. Jamie has a sister too named Stella Foster who contributed to writing the famous Sister 2 Sister magazine.
Foster appeared on NBC’s America the Violent with Tom Brokaw to talk about the subject of violence from a parent’s perspective after her son Randy was shot by gunfire in 1992 when he was just 17. Her husband and two boys were members of the publication.
After graduating from high school, Brown worked for Equitable Life Insurance Society and Teletype Corporation. After that, She worked as a secretary at Foote, Cone & Belding in Chicago, Illinois. At the same time, she was also the assistant of William A. Nail at Zenith Radio Company.
In 1972, Brown and her husband, Dr. Lorenzo Brown, shifted back to Sweden. They had different degrees to pursue but still, they worked together to run a cleaning company to make a living. They returned to the United States in 1978 and settled in Washington, D.C. Later in 1979, Brown established a group theater named the Washington Theater Group, which used to advertise group ticket sales for theatrical performances and programs.
Brown’s career took a bright turn when she joined Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1981 as Robert L. Johnson’s advertising secretary. Brown worked as an assistant producer for BET’s Video Soul and Video LP shows from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, she left BET and applied to work for Impact magazine.
Brown had met many fabulous musical talents such as Whitney Houston and others while working as a TV producer, and she would eventually utilize her contacts for her entertainment reporting. While working for Impact magazine and other magazines, Brown came up with the idea for her own publication. Then, finally, in 1988, Jamie published her own magazine ‘Sister 2 Sister’. Her magazine was published for the first time in Lanham, Maryland, and then in Takoma Park, Maryland.
After the success of her first publication, she launched The Sister 2 Sister Celebrity Update, a nationally syndicated radio show. Moreover, Brown has starred on the Joan Rivers Show and the Tom Joyner Morning Show on a regular basis which made her even more popular. Betty Shabazz: A Sisterfriends’ Tribute in Words and Pictures was published by Brown in 1998. Brown also starred in the 2009 film ‘Think Like a Man’ and on an episode of “E! True Hollywood Story”. Brown later participated in the television series Unsung in 2015.
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Awards and Achievement
The famous publisher has been honored with several awards throughout her career. Some of them are mentioned below:
Midwest Radio and Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (1998, first-ever award she had received).
National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Shero Hall of Fame (2002)
Golden Scissors, Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
Association for Women in Communications, Matrix Award for Professional Achievement(2004)
Jamie Foster Brown’s Net Worth
Jamie Foster has an estimated net worth of approx 18 million US Dollars in ”2021”. She is ranked as the richest person in the United States. Her principal work as a publisher has brought her a great deal of fortune.