|Celebrated Name:||Wally Amos|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Wallace Amos|
|Age:||87 years old|
|Birth Date:||July 1, 1936|
|Birth Place:||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inch|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Christine Harris|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Sons- Shawn, Michael, and Gregory. Daughter- Sarah)|
|Is Wally Amos Gay?||No|
|Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]:||$30 Thousand|
|Last Updated:||[current date format=’F Y’]|
Wally Amos is an American businessperson, Television personality, and an author from Tallahassee, Florida. He is the father of cookie brands like Famous Amos Chocolate-chip cookie, The Cookie Kahuna, and Aunt Della’s Cookies. He hosted the ‘Learn to reading’ program.
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Early Life & Biography
Wallace Amos Junior, born on July 1, 1936, in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, is an entrepreneur who grew up in Tallahassee, Florida.
Wallace’s parents parted their ways when he was just 12 years old. For him to survive, Wallace had to move to Manhattan, New York, to live with his aunt.
For his education, Wallace Amos Jr. joined Food Trades Vocational High School. He loved cooking when he was just young.
His auntie loved baking cookies, and Wallace Amos developed a passion for baking. He later came up with a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Wallace made some adjustments on his aunt’s recipe as it has many unfamiliar ingredients than those of chocolate chip cookies.
When Wallace Amos graduated from high school, he immediately went to be part of the United States Air Force. While here, he worked as at Hickam Air Force Base situated in Honolulu. He worked for three years (from 1954-1957).
Amos is the father to three sons from his previous two marriages. The boys are named Shawn, Michael, and Gregory. Amos also has a daughter called Sarah from his third wife, named Christine Harris. Presently, his family lives in Hawaii.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on July 1, 1936, Wally Amos is 87 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and his weight is 83 kg.
After coming back to New York City, Wallace Amos enrolled in college to become a secretary. He later graduated and started to work as a mailroom clerk at William Morris Agency. He ultimately became the organization’s first American-African skilled agent.
After signing with Garfunkel and Simon, Wallace became the manager of roll ‘n’ roll office. Clients could get chocolate chip cookies alongside an invitation letter from Wallace. He acted as a spokesperson of Sam Cooke, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and The Supremes.
In 1975, Wallace Amos installed his first Famous Amos Cookie store in Los Angeles, California. The installation of the store was a suggestion from one of Wallace Amos’ friends. Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy funded $25,000 million loans to aid him to kick start the business. The firm developed at a faster rate, and most of the supermarkets in the United States had Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies.
In 1981, Wallace Amos became a renowned cultural icon. He featured in Taxi series, Latka’s cookies episode.
Wallace’s cookie firm elevates his fame to the extent that people could hire him to make speeches.
As an author, Wallace Amos has authored ten books, some of them include; The Cookie Never Crumbles and The Power in You.
John Rosica, a publicist, and Wallace Amos’ long time friend introduced Wallace to Literacy Volunteers of America in 1979. Wallace Amos urged the unlearned to embrace literacy for their goodness. He went ahead to help many who could not read.
As a television personality, Wallace hosted Learn to Read film.
Wallace Amos’ pockets started to run dry, and he had to sell the Famous Amos Company firm. He had to use ‘Uncle Noname’s Cookie entity since he had trademarked ‘Famous Amos’ name.
Wallace’s story, while on the radio, inspired one of his friends who later contacted Wallace on starting a new business.
The duo became friends and inaugurated Uncle Noname Gourmet Muffins. The main aim is to manufacture muffins free of fat. In 1999, the pair changed the name to Uncle Wally’s Muffin Company. The majority of people loved and bought the cupcakes in over 3500 stores.
Last year (2019), the NBC affiliate KSNtv in Las Vegas termed Wallace as “King of cookies.’
Awards & Achievements
Amos Wally has a long thread of interesting entrepreneurial success facts. His awards and nominations comprise the Presidents’ Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the Outstanding Business Leader Award, and the Horatio Alger Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Wally Amos in [current date format=’Y’]
As of September 2023, Wally Amos has an estimated net worth of more than $30 thousand. He receives most of his income from his entrepreneurial career of baking cookies and authoring books. Wally is also a television personality and gets income from his appearances in television shows as well as making public appearances.
Baking cookies is Wally Amos’ passion, and by following it has taken him far. He can bring something to the table and feed his family. He is a kind-hearted man whose kindness will always come to light. He is an excellent example to be emulated by many.