The Big Brother (America) reality show saw its first Black Winner in Xavier Prather on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. We have compiled the top five facts about America’s longest-running reality show’s first black winner.
The 27-year-old lawyer from Kalamazoo, Michigan, won $750,000: the highest amount ever won in the history of the show — the previous winners received a $500,000 grand prize.
Before Prather’s win, the show had seen just three non-white winners since it premiered in July 2000, and none of whom were Black.
On the morning of Thursday, 30 September 2021, Prather had an interview with Insider, where he said: “Obviously I wanted to win, but my goal was primarily to do what I could to help Big Brother crown its first Black winner.”
Prather also said that he plans to use the money to support his nephew, pay off student loan debt from law school, and help out his family and friends. Then, he would invest and save some of it.
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After his win, Prather told EW, “it’s kind of surreal. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted this season to be different from past seasons, and luckily I had five other like-minded individuals in the house to help me with that goal, and we accomplished it. And then I was fortunate enough to be crowned the winner. So it’s incredible.
“Being the first Black winner in ‘BB’ [US] history is an [honour]. And it’s something that the individuals of the Cookout came together to make happen because we felt it was something bigger than this game.
“Representation is important. And now we want little Black boys and little Black girls to see: Hey, there are ways to be successful. There are ways to make an impact without being an amazing entertainer or being a professional athlete.
“You can still be successful in other ways. We wanted to show that with this season, and we accomplished that.”
See top 5 facts about Big Brother first Black winner
Xavier Prather, the first Black winner of Big Brother is an attorney and sporty person. According to his bio on CBS, he loves working out, hiking, basketball, and kayaking.
1. Age and birthday
Xavier was born on 12 May 2021. He is 27 years old.
2. Family: Parents and siblings
The Big Brother season 23 contestant was born to father Rick Prather, and his mother, Kenya Calloway. He has 10 siblings, and amongst them, only Kaira and Arrion are known. Arrion passed away on 17 April 2020. The cause of his death is unknown.
His father, Rick worked as an IT analyst for 25 years at Parker Hannifin.
Xavier appeared to be very close to his family, especially his mother. We know this because when he joined the CBS reality game show, Big Brother, he revealed that the toughest part of the show for him would be not being able to talk to his family, especially his mother.
He attended Gull Lake High School. He then joined Spring Arbor University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law.
While in the university, he was part of its basketball roster. In 2016, he was named Mr. Spring Arbor. He also attended Valparaiso University School of Law where he attained his Doctor of Law degree.
He then went on to attend Marquette University Law School where he graduated in 2020 with a doctoral degree in Law.
The Big Brother season 23 winner seems to be a very private person as there is no information about any of his relationships – past or present. So, we can’t say if he is married or in a relationship.
See the moment he was announced as the winner of the 23rd season:
5. Career and net worth
He is a model and a lawyer. He works at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C as an attorney, after he joined the law firm in September 2019 as a law clerk. However, before he joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C, Xavier worked at Gruber Law Offices (October 2018 to August 2019).
His first job was at Hills Law Office where he worked as a law clerk (May 2018- July 2018. He also worked as a Summer Legal Extern at the University of Notre Dame Department of Athletics Compliance Office.
He also interned at the University Of Notre Dame’s Department of Athletics Compliance Office during the summer. And of course, Prather was one of the 16 contestants of the 23rd season of Big Brother, and he later went on to become the winner.
Xavier Prather net worth was estimated to be between $300,000 and $1 million dollars in 2020. This is because an attorney in Milwaukee makes roughly 96 thousand dollars per year on average. His net worth grew as a result of his work as an attorney. Now that he has won the Big Brother show, his net worth will be significantly higher by the end of 2021.
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