Patricia Southall, also known as Pat Smith, is an entrepreneur, journalist, model, minister/ordained elder, and public speaker. Her estimated net worth is not known.
She is also the founder and CEO of Pat Smith Enterprises and Treasure You and is bookable under GDAspeakers.
After graduating, Patricia Southhall started her career as a journalist working for Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder. However, she has ventured into various businesses since then. Below is a list of businesses she runs:
- Pat Smith Enterprises
- Treasure You
Patricia Southall’s net worth is estimated at $500,000 thanks to her successful business establishment and unwavering entrepreneurial spirit.
Her public speaking career pays her a fee of $10,000 – $20,000 per session.
She is a licensed minister from the Potter’s House School of Ministry, founded by T.D. Jakes. And she earns about $66,410 to $86,436.
|Patricia ‘Pat’ Annette Smith
|Date of Birth
|December 17, 1970
|53 years old
|Place of Birth
|Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S
|Model, Actress, speaker, Producer, Author,
|Los Angeles U.S
|Height in feet
|5 ft 4 inches
|Height in centimeters
|Weight in kilograms
|Weight in pounds
|Pam Southall (Twin sister)
|Martin Lawrence (1995 – 1997)
Emmitt Smith (2000-2020)
|Jasmine Paige Lawrence
Emmitt James Smith lV
Elijah Alexander James Smith,
|Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Patricia Southall, or Pat Smith as she’s called due to her marriage with Emmitt Smith, was born on 17 December 1970 in Chesapeake, Virginia. She is 53 years old at the moment.
Her parents are Henry Mills Southall and Mildred Brinkley Southall. Her father was a retired Visiting Teacher from the Portsmouth City Schools.
She attended Western Branch High School and obtained a college degree in Journalism from James Madison University (JMU).
She was a prominent member of JMU’s African-American community at university. She held several leadership positions, like the presidency of the Student Government Association and membership in a campus leadership group.
Additionally, she participated in the Miss Madison contest and was part of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Patricia lost her mother to breast cancer in 1992 in her senior year in College. After her mother passed away, Pat and her sister Pam cared for their father, Henry Southall. She also lost her father on December 23, 2018.
Her sister, Pam, passed away due to cancer in November 2022.
Follow this link to read full details on Patricia Southall’s biography, children, and relationship with Emmitt Smith and Bad Boys actor – Martin Lawrence.
Patricia Southall began her career working for Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder at his Media Office after graduating in 1992.
She won the Miss Virginia USA beauty pageant in 1993 – becoming the first African American to win the crown. Her emergence as a winner of Miss Virginia USA led her to represent Virginia at the Miss USA Pageant in 1998, where she was the first runner-up to Lu Parker of South Carolina.
Most of her notable career feats began after marrying Emmit Smith.
After marrying the NFL running back in 2000, they established “Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities” in January of that year. Nine years later, she established Treasure You.
The charity’s main goal is to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth. The “Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities” was honored at the Trumpet Awards 2012.
Patricia is a member of the Vogue 100 and was voted one of Dallas’s 10 Most Beautiful Women in 2011. She is a model for the Dallas Elevators mentor program for Dallas ISO high school students.
Her book, “Second Chances,” chronicles her journey towards healing, regaining strength, and celebrating new life.
During her interview with abc13 New Now.com show, she explained why she wrote the book, saying,
“Because life’s a journey right. You know you’re gonna have those moments where it’s tough and it’s hard, those were the things that strengthened me, those are the things that made me right who i am today, to be able to do greater things right“
The book, with forewords by T.D. Bethany House published jakes and Serita Jakes on May 17, 2016.
Patricia Southall’s television career includes;
- Correspondent for Extra
- Guest host for Access Hollywood
- Host of “Treasure You” on Good Morning Texas
- Host of Keep the Faith
She also appeared on TV shows such as;
- Halfway Point as Justin
- The Wayans Brothers Show as Jasmine
- The Talk
- Canal Street
- Dr Phil
- Good Morning America
- ESPN SportsCentury
- Emmitt Smith: Celebrity Dream 2015
- Praise the Lord: A Night of Amazing Women
- 20th Annual Trumpet Awards
She also had recurring roles and guest appearances on hits such as Beverly Hills 90210 as Receptionist and Sunset Beach.
Life After Divorce
Following her divorce from Emmitt Smith, Patricia announced a new chapter in her life with a video titled “New Chapter, New Me.” She said in the video description that she is “finally getting to know ME after the divorce.”
She founded Pat Smith Enterprises in 2021. The business is located at 15001 Winnwood, Dallas, TX, 75240, USA.