In twenty-five years of protecting some of the world's most high profile celebrities, bodyguard Wayne Newton has never spoken publicly about his job. This conversation is a fascinating look at the logistics and emotions behind celebrity bodyguards.
What exactly are handlers protecting celebrities from? And how do they go about it?
Wayne tells us how he went from a working class neighborhood in London to the world of private security, and why he turned away from the traditional path of law enforcement that first drew him into service.
He's been on tour, on the red carpet, and in cities around the world looking after such public figures such as Mariah Carey, Madonna, Pele, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, and many more. What Wayne says in this interview will make you rethink any assumptions you have about who is REALLY the smartest person in the room.
The book that has had the greatest impact on Wayne is The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Listening to Wayne's perspective on his job as protector for the rich, famous, and talented, will be something you'll want to discuss with others.