Brad Kelley

About Brad Kelley

Birth Day: March 27, 1956
Birth Place: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Residence: Franklin, Tennessee, US
Occupation: Businessperson
Known for: Fourth-largest U.S. landholder
Spouse(s): Susan
Children: 3

Brad Kelley

Brad Kelley was born on March 27, 1956 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. Brad Kelley, a Kentucky native and a farmer's son, built a fortune from discount cigarettes. He built Commonwealth Brands, maker of USA Gold and Malibu cigarettes, and sold it for $1 billion in 2001. Kelley has since used that cash to become one of the largest landowners in the U.S., with 1.5 million acres from Hawaii to Florida. Kelley owns historic stud farm Calumet, KY, which had three starters in the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
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Currently, Brad Kelley is 68 years, 1 months and 27 days old. Brad Kelley will celebrate 69rd birthday on a Thursday 27th of March 2025. Below we countdown to Brad Kelley upcoming birthday.

Popular As Brad Kelley
Occupation Real Estate
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 27, 1956 (Franklin, Tennessee, United States)
Birthday March 27
Town/City Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Brad Kelley’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Brad Kelley was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Kelley grew up on a farm that included tobacco, and his early Business ventures were a response to changes in the tobacco industry. Because of declining production in the 1980s, many old warehouses in Kentucky stood vacant. He started buying these warehouses, converting them to other uses, and then leasing them out. This interest evolved into Manufacturing. In 1991, he founded Commonwealth Brands, a tobacco company that manufactured low-cost cigarettes, headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The company was later sold in 2001 to Houchens Industries for US$1 billion. Kelley has never smoked, and he said in 2012, "I've never defended [smoking]. Hopefully it will be phased out of society."


Kelley owns 1.7 million acres of American ranching land in Texas, Florida and New Mexico. As of 2012, he is the fourth-largest private land owner in the U.S.


In March 2013, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBCW, announced the sale of Lonely Planet to Kelly's NC2 Media. Lonely Planet is the world's most successful guidebook publisher, having printed over 100 million guidebooks, in addition to magazines, digital content, and other travel services.

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