Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies (Details)

Commitments and Contingencies (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 04, 2021
Dec. 08, 2020
Jun. 21, 2013
Dec. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Nov. 26, 2019
Aug. 17, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)              
Deposits held by credit card processors       $ 1,100 $ 5,000    
Commitments and contingencies, Description       Total royalty expenses included in our Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were $0.0 million and $3.4 million, respectively.      
Accounts Payable other current             $ 100
Description of settlement agreement       Winding-Up Petition, CR-2020-001958, was filed in the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (the "High Court") against one of our UK subsidiaries, Elite Legacy Education UK Ltd. ("ELE UK"), by one of its creditors ("Petitioner") pursuant to which the Petitioner was claiming a debt of £461,459.70 plus late payment interest and statutory compensation was due and owing. The Petitioner sought an order from the High Court to wind up the affairs of ELE UK under the UK Insolvency Act of 1986. ELE UK has disputed the claim of the Petitioner and on June 11, 2020, ELE UK obtained a court order vacating the hearing on the Petition originally set for June 24, 2020. On July 24, 2020, the High Court entered an order finding that there was a genuine dispute on substantial grounds with respect to £392,761.70 of the Petitioner's claim, and that only £68,698 plus late payment interest and statutory compensation was due and owing.      
Credit card merchant reserve account deposit held       $ 8,300      
Bankruptcy court amount     $ 8,300        
Property and equipment, description   We paid $390.6 thousand in cash and transferred our residential properties in the value of $363 thousand as settlement of intercompany debts of two of our subsidiaries, LEAI Property Development UK, Ltd. and LEAI Property Investment UK, Ltd., totaling $924 thousand to Legacy UK (see "Property, equipment and impairment of long-lived assets" in Note 2 "Significant Accounting Policies" and Note 5 "Property and Equipment").          
Subsequent Event [Member]              
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)              
Description of settlement agreement A Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release was entered into by and between TBPI, M. Barry Strudwick, Carl Weiss and Susan Weiss (the "Strudwick Parties") and Tigrent Inc., Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., Legacy Education Alliance Holdings, Inc., James E. May, and Steven Barre (Defendants) pursuant to which the Strudwick Parties agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice against all parties and the Company agreed to pay the aggregate sum of $400,000 payable in one installment of $100,000 on February 18, 2021 and five quarterly installments of $60,000 commencing on May 19, 2021, which the Company has accrued for within accounts payable and other long term liability for the current and long term portions, respectively, in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2020. The parties also exchanged mutual releases as part of the Settlement Agreement. The lawsuit was dismissed by order of the Court on January 12, 2021.            
EUR [Member]              
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)              
Assets and deferred revenues           $ 300