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Most popular contestant on Survivor Thailand
Author of the book "Shaping My Hat", now in it's
Jake co-stars as Sheriff Jimmy in the movie "After
Sundown" which has been released by Lionsgate, a leading Hollywood
Mr. Billingsley has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman,
Caroline Rhea Show, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Addition,
Extra, TV Guide Channel
CBS Newspath and countless television and radio stations
throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.
He has appeared in numerous television commercials
with a very dynamic personality and gifted with a remarkable sense
of humor, this very entertaining man kept his audience in stitches
for about twenty five minutes...","...thanks for making our event a
MEMORY MAKER", "...your standing ovation were certainly indicative
of our appreciation", "...entertaining, motivating, and POSITIVELY
INSPIRING","...your personal contact with the audience was felt
throughout the dining hall."
These are typical comments as speaker Jake Billingsley leaves the
Jake Billingsley has survived adventure for over 30 years in the
cut-throat world of commercial real estate, a passel of
grandchildren, the speaking circuit, and weeks stranded in Thailand
with fifteen strangers.
For years, Jake Billingsley has been embracing whatever life has
thrown at him. From extreme hunting trips, to whitewater rafting,
from exotic wildlife escapes to the urban jungles of the big city.
As a contestant on SURVIVOR THAILAND Jake received the highest
popularity rating of all of the contestants and is inundated by fans
where he goes. His personality and his uncanny ability to relate to
his audience makes Jake one of the most in-demand corporate
While Jake didn't win $1,000,000.00, he won the hearts of the
Survivor Thailand viewing audience. At the end of the show Jake had
climbed in popularity to first with 81%, Ken Stafford second with
79% and Shii Ann Huang third with 78%. All three of the top three
were on the Sook Jai Tribe. Interestingly enough the top two
finishers Brian and Clay had 56% and 32% respectively.
His background is varied and interesting. He is an Eagle Scout with
the Explorer Silver Award and the God and Country Award. He has a
Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from Texas A & M and has
been a rancher and a county agricultural agent. He even managed a
Colorado outfitting business for a couple of years, taking hunters
and fishermen into the wilderness areas. He has been a nationally
ranked master swimmer and active in triathlon competitions. He has
written three books and several articles regarding the outdoors and
adventure and is currently writing a newspaper article regarding
Currently, Mr. Billingsley is the President of Woodsman, Inc. a real
estate company located in McKinney, Texas. Mr. Billingsley has been
in the real estate business in the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex since
1968 and has held such positions as Senior Vice President of Henry
S. Miller Commercial, Senior Vice President of Good Financial
Corporation and President of Gulfstream of Texas. Prior to his real
estate endeavors, Mr. Billingsley was with Texas Power and Light
In addition to appearing on Survivor Thailand, Mr. Billingsley has
appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Caroline Rhea
Show, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Addition, Extra, TV Guide
Channel, CBS Newspath and countless television and radio stations
throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. He has appeared
in numerous television commercials and has walked the "red carpet"
with the rest of the castaways while achieving the coveted People's
Choice Award for Survivor Thailand.
His dynamic story telling ability has made him a highly sought after
speaker who is a master at motivation. Sprinkling wit and wisdom in
his talks, Mr. Billingsley inspires his audience to take action.
His presentation "Shaping Your HAT" is custom tailored to his
audience and is a metaphor for shaping your life. His subject matter
is designed to increase results, command respect, embrace fear,
unleash passion, expand potential, and experience synergy. In
general the his keynote presentation is designed to help people
achieve their maximum impact.