Ray Leonard Jr needs little introduction. He will be remembered forever when he appeared alongside his famous father, Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, in the legendary 7-Up commercial of the 1970s that won the hearts of millions. His father, one of the greatest boxers of all time, couldn’t be more proud of his eldest son, his namesake Ray Leonard Jr, who has now grown up, is a former collegiate two-sports division athlete one and former sports agent of some of the biggest names in sports credit his father tells him about opportunities.
I have always remembered my father’s words that accompany me today: “In our dreams and aspirations, we find our possibilities,” Ray says. He adds, “I think all our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.” Ray is the husband and father of four wonderful children and believes that “young people need a strong sense of their strengths, skills, interests and values,” he says.
He has dedicated his life to helping others by improving every day. As an active supporter of many concerns and as a coach and youth mentor, Ray brings energy, enthusiasm and knowledge to all environments. Known for lighting up a room every time he walks in, Ray is a motivating keynote speaker, radio host, actor and award-winning CEO. Launch Team Consulting, Inc., which focuses on diversity, leadership, and corporate culture.
Ray is also co-owner of Universal Media Group, a media conglomerate that focuses on implementing major programs, social media, and interactive television. The company is known for its cutting-edge technology in the media through music, sports, and millennials’ empowerment.
Ray has the amazing ability to connect with his audience as a strong motivating speaker. Ray teaches the benefits of leadership, discipline, awareness, and control and is a sought-after speaker who has travelled extensively and has held talks with various companies, organizations, and the military.
A recognizable and reliable figure whose name strikes a heavy blow, Ray was a sponsor of big brands like 7 Up. He will publish his passionate project, Ray Leonard Jr’s Life Success Playbook, a dynamic book with heartfelt inspiration, life lessons, and practical strategies to drive change for youth in fall 2020. Born in Maryland, he lived in California and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.