The name we are going to discuss today cannot be identified by a specific preface. He is an American radio personality, actor, author, producer, and photographer. We have seen him judging ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and he is best known to us through ‘The Howard Stern Show.’
Yes, we are talking about Howard Stern, an on-air personality who has won numerous industry awards as well as a considerable fortune through his work. Let’s dig into the story of his life and know more about the net worth of Howard Stern as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Howard Stern, named Howard Allan Stern at birth, was born on January 12, 1954 to father, Ben, and mother, Ray. He spent his childhood in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York.
Howard Stern did his primary schooling from Washington-Rose Elementary School and graduated from Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. He learned to play the piano being interested in the entertainment world and made a band with his two schoolmates named “The Electric Comic Book Band”. He was five when he became interested in Radio. Howard Stern earned a degree in communications from the Boston University in 1972. He worked there in the Campus radio station WTBU and also hosted a weekly comedy show. His first professional job was at WNTN in Massachusetts.
Howard Stern graduated in 1976 with a major in Broadcasting and film and minor in English and Speech.
Howard Stern was married to Alison Berns from 1978 till 2001. Before their divorce, they had three daughters. He later dated Angie Everhart and Robin Givens for several months before marrying Beth Ostrosky, a TV host and model.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Howard Stern started his career while in Boston University and later became an on-air personality through his work at different radio stations from 1976 to 1982. In the year 1985, he started a 20 year run at WXRK station in New York. Through his morning show, he gained wide popularity securing over 20 million listeners.
His success didn’t remain confined to radio as he hosted and produced several TV shows, interviews and home featured videos. His success realm spread out after 1992 and Howard Stern considers himself as the “King Of All Media”. He has written two books ‘Private Parts’ published in 1993 and ‘Miss America’ published in 1995. ‘Private Parts’ is adapted into a biographical comedy, which released in 1997. The movie was a box office hit with a gross earning of over $41.2 million. The books also have sold more than one million copies being ranked at No. 1 by The New York Times Best Seller list. Howard Stern has also appeared as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ from 2012-15.
The Awards secured by Howard Stern are numerous as he has won the Billboard‘s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the year for eight times in a row. He was introduced into National Hall of Fame in 2012 and was listed by Forbes in 2013 as the best-enumerated TV celebrity.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of 2018, Howard Stern is one of the highest paid media celebrities with a net worth of about $750 million. He has an annual income ranging from $90 million to $100 million.
The considerable amount of fortune earned by him is a result of his radio career and deals like Sirius Satellite Radio which brought him $500 million, and the merger with XM satellite which paid him around $25 million.
He has other sources of income as well like the extensive selling of his two books, his acting gigs, ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ and being the judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ which gave a significant boost to the total amount he earned.
The curly haired man who has made his name in the media world likes to call himself the “King of all media” and proves it too. He is the best-paid personality highly sought after by reputed shows like ‘America’s Got Talent’. He has a million listeners on the radio as well.