Dennis McKinley

Dennis McKinley was born on July 25, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan. You may know him from his appearance on the reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” He was on the show in Season 11 due to his engagement to Porsha Williams, one of the cast members of the show. Mckinley is an entrepreneur and businessman. He is the C.E.O. of many successful companies. Since January 2018, McKinley has been the Chief Content Officer of Detroit Equities. Let’s celebrate his special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Dennis McKinley

Birth date:

July 25, 1980



Zodiac Sign:



6' 2"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$10 million

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Dennis McKinley was born on July 25, 1981, in Detroit, Michigan. There is not much information about his family or childhood. He likes to keep his personal life private. However, we know that McKinley attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2005. In 2007, he acted in the movie “How She Move.” He is Filipino and Afro-American.

In 2009, McKinley began his career as a businessman. He joined Hoopla South as Chief Content Officer from 2009 to 2012. In 2011, he created Cru Lounge, an American lifestyle lounge. Today, Cru Lounge has opened several locations across America. In September 2015, McKinley started working as C.E.O. of The Original Hot Dog Factory, a food company that makes gourmet hot dogs. In January 2018, McKinley joined Detroit Equities as C.E.O. He continues to hold the position to this day. Detroit Equities is a branding and investment firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. In December 2020, McKinley parted with Nyak Cognac.

In 2018, McKinley and his then-partner, Porsha Williams, announced that they were expecting their first child. McKinley proposed to Williams, and the couple got engaged that same year. Their daughter, Pilar Jhena McKinley, was born in 2019. McKinley and Williams never got married and separated in 2019. They share custody of their daughter, P.J. Williams is a personality on the reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” McKinley’s relationship with Williams was a hot topic on the reality show in Season 11, which aired in November 2018.

Career timeline

He Graduates from College

McKinley finishes his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

He Begins a Career in Business

He lands a job as C.E.O. of Hoopla South.

January 2018
He Establishes an Investment Firm

McKinley becomes the C.E.O. of Detroit Equities.

November 2018
He Joins “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”

McKinley appears on the reality show opposite his then-girlfriend, Williams.

Why We Love Dennis McKinley

  1. He had no excuses

    McKinley did everything he had to do to become a successful entrepreneur. His motto is ‘no excuses, get things done.’

  2. He works hard

    McKinley encourages his followers to work hard because hard work beats talent. He says ‘work hard because good is not good enough.’

  3. He supports his ex-fiance

    McKinley and Williams have a friendly relationship and support each other's successes. They do their best to co-parent their daughter, P.J.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He was accused of stealing

    McKinley was once humiliated by a police officer for being wrongfully accused of stealing a $4 sandwich.

  2. He’s famous on Instagram

    He has a huge Instagram fan base with 283,000 followers.

  3. He loves basketball

    McKinley likes basketball; he follows the N.B.A. team, the Detroit Pistons.

  4. He’s an art enthusiast

    He considers himself an art collector.

  5. He proposed dreamily

    McKinley proposed to his then-partner, Williams, magically — candles, and flowers, and hired Lil’ Mo to play ‘4 Ever.’

Dennis McKinley FAQs

How did Dennis McKinley and Porsha Williams meet?

They met through a mutual friend.

Why did Dennis McKinley and Porsha Williams break up?

They broke up because McKinley cheated on Williams.

Are Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley still together in 2022?

No, the couple broke up in 2019.

Dennis McKinley’s birthday dates

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