Sidney Torres is not your average real estate agent. While most agents look for an estate that will net them huge sums of money, Sydney looks for the ones that are failing. He helps failing real estate to get back on their feet and stay out of the red zone. And while doing so is not particularly easy, Sydney enjoys the challenge. It is not just his expertise that he lends to a failing project. More times than not, Sydney has to draw upon his bank to aid a developer. His exploits in real life are documented via the reality TV series, The Deed.
Sidney Donecio Torres IV
Date of birth
August 27, 1975
Place of birth
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
5 feet 8 inches (172 cm)
72 kg (158 lbs)
Sidney Donecio Torres III
Earline Holcombe Torres
Anthony Randazzo Torres (deceased)
Marvelwood School, Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (dropped out)
Entrepreneur, real estate developer, television personality
$300 M USD
First real estate investment
A duplex in New Orleans that he renovated and sold for profit with a $50,000 loan from his grandmother Lena Torres
Real estate portfolio
Over 100 properties in New Orleans and the Bahamas, including hotels, resorts, apartments, and houses
The Cove Eleuthera Resort, The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans, The Saint Hotel, The French Quarter Festival, The Frenchmen Hotel
The Deed, a reality series on CNBC that follows him as he helps struggling property investors turn their projects around
Awards and honors
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist in 2011
Philanthropy and activism
Donated $500,000 to the New Orleans Police Department to launch the French Quarter Task Force; supported various causes and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make It Right Foundation, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana SPCA, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; considered running for mayor of New Orleans in 2017 but decided not to
In a relationship with Selina White
Hobbies and interests
Music, art, traveling, golfing, fishing, boating
Lenny Kravitz, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, ReBirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and James Brown
Favorite Vacation Spot
Sidney Torres was born on the 27th of August 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sidney didn’t have the best of starts when it comes to his childhood. His parents, Sidney D. Torres III and Alma Torres had a rocky marriage which ended up in a divorce. Sidney, who was 14 at the time, developed drug addiction after his parent’s divorce. After graduating from a local boarding school, Sidney enrolled in college but later quit his degree. He started working with Lenny Kravitz as his assistant. Things took a bad turn for Sidney as his drug problems surfaced and was fired from Lenny’s team.
Professional Career and Net Worth
Seeking a new lease on life, Sidney joined a drug rehabilitation facility. Even though the entire process was hard on the 20-year-old Sidney, he somehow managed to overcome his drug problem. In 1997, Sidney started working at construction sites as a cleaner but was quickly promoted to foreman. Sidney’s career as a real estate agent took off after he renovated a duplex and managed to sell it for a profit. After receiving a loan of $50,000 from his grandmother, Sidney started flipping houses and soon made a huge profit out of it. By 23, Sidney had paid all his loans and had made his first million. His earnings continued to grow and Sidney’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 300 million as of 2023.
Life in reality TV
Sidney’s popularity continued to grow and he was contacted by the producers of the Cineflix Productions. They pitched him an idea for a reality show and Sidney accepted. And on the 1st of March 2017, CNBC released a brand new series entitled, The Deed. The series followed him as he mentors and partners with novice real estate investors who faced financial and operational challenges. He provides them with his own money, advice, and connections to help them complete their projects and make a profit. The series became a stepping ladder for Sidney who was enjoying his new-found fame. The show has been praised for its realistic and educational approach to the real estate business, as well as for showcasing Sidney’s charismatic and candid personality.
Similar to his professional life, Sidney’s personal life has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Long before Sidney’s career took off, he was in a relationship with Nikki Leonard. It remains unclear if the pair got married but they do have a son, Sam Torres who was born in July 1998. Things went sour for the pair and both went their separate ways.
Sidney Torres is not married now, but he is in a committed relationship with his girlfriend, Selina White. They have been dating since 2015, and have a daughter named Safina.