Dr. Nowzaradan needs no introduction in the world of obesity medicine. He is an Iranian American bariatric surgeon who doubles down as the reality television actor of “My 600 lb life.” While much ink is spilled about the good doctor not much is known about his son Jonathan who has been working alongside him behind the scene. In this article, we will bring everything to know about Jonathan including his wife and kids.
Jonathan Nowzaradan is an American director, producer, and CEO of Megalomedia, a media company that produces reality shows such as My 600-lb Life, Shipping Wars, and Quints by Surprise. He is also the son of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, a renowned bariatric surgeon and TV personality who stars in My 600-lb Life.
Jonathan Nowzaradan was born on February 6, 1978, in Texas, United States. He is the son of Younan Nowzaradan and Delores McRedmond. Jonathan grew up in Texas alongside his siblings Jennifer and Jessica Nowzaradan. Little is known about Johnathan’s early life and the man barely talks about it. In what little has been revealed, Jonathan was business-minded from his early years as such during his teenage years he made over $4000 from investing only $100 in 20 video games.
Jonathan founded the media company Megalomedia in Texas on April 23, 2003, and currently serves as CEO and director. The company’s first major work was the documentary “World’s Heaviest Woman” which was on Renee Williams, a 29-year-old resident of Austin, Texas. She was considered the heaviest woman in the world with 841 pounds. He then pitched the idea of My 600-lb Life to TLC, which became a hit show that follows the lives of morbidly obese people who undergo weight-loss surgery by Dr. Nowzaradan. Jonathan has also successfully led Meglomedia to work on projects like Shipping Wars and Shipping Wars UK, My 600-lb Life, Heavy, Marshal Law: TX, Quints by Surprise, Survival of the Half Ton Teen, and Smokejumpers.
Jonathan has served as an executive producer and director of “My 600-lb-life.” His other directing credits include “Heavy” (2011), “Quints by Surprise” (2010), and “Survival of the Half Ton Teen” (2009).
As the founder and CEO of Megalomedia, he led the company from the locals of Texas to broader audiences. In 2010, the company earned $3.8 million in revenue. As of 2012, Jonathan Nowzaradan has a net worth of $10 Million.
Wife & kids:
Jonathan is currently married to Virginia Amber Nowzaradan. The pair have been together for over a decade. In addition to taking care of her family and kids, Amber joins him in business. She serves as the director of “The Story Board, L.L.C. ” while Jonathan is the president.
In the years of conjugal life, the pair has given birth to three children. Their eldest Danielle Nowzaradan is a teenager and attends school. Danielle was followed by two male children however there is no available information on them.
Social Media Presence
Even though Jonathan is on Facebook he has limited who can see his posts to friends only. Similarly, Jonathan is not available on other social media platforms.
Quick bits on his parents:
Jonathan’s parents, Delores McRedmond and Dr. Younan Nowzaradan were married for 27 years. During the time of togetherness, they gave birth to three children Jennifer and Jessica including Jonathan Nowzaradan. The final years of the marriage were messy. Delores filed for divorce in 2002 citing a lack of support and cruelty from her husband.
Johnathan is the eldest of three siblings followed by Jennifer Nowzaradan and Jessica Nowzaradan. Jennifer was born on February 21, 1980. She took Art as a major in college and graduated from St. Edward’s University. She currently is an Art Instructor at a South Austin high school. Jennifer is a married woman and has a son from the relationship. The youngest Jessica was born on May 1, 1983, and is interested in art and photography.