What is Howard Stern’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$650 Million|
|Profession:||Radio Host, Television Host|
|Born:||12 January 1954|
|Salary:||$60 Million + (Annual)|
Howard Stern is an American radio host, television host, and actor who has a net worth of $650 million. He is best recognized for his radio show “The Howard Stern Show” widely broadcast on terrestrial radio. He’s been on SiriusXM Satellite Radio regularly since 2006.
Born on January 12, 1954, in New York City’s Jackson Heights area, Howard Allen Stern’s parents Ben Stern, was a homemaker who later became an inhalation therapist, and Ray Stern was an office clerk.
Ben initially served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a radio engineer at WHOM in Manhattan and as a co-owner and operator at Aura Recording Inc., a Manhattan recording studio where animations and ads were cut during the war.
Stern was captivated by puppets and marionettes as a boy, and he used them to perform explicit puppet shows for his pals. Stern spent his summers at Camp Wel-Met, a youth camp in Narrowsburg, New York, from the age of 9 until his second year of university, where he worked as a cook, camper, and counselor.
On vocals and keyboards, he established a band called the Electric Comicbook with two classmates. Stern went to Washington-Rose Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, and Hebrew School, in that order.
Stern’s father arranged a microphone, tape machine, and turntable in his basement for Stern to record his pretend radio broadcasts when he was five years old. Stern switched to South Side High School after his family moved to nearby Rockville Centre in 1969.
Stern turned down an offer to attend Elmira College in 1972 in order to pursue a Communications degree at Boston University. Because of his ordinary high school grades, he spent the first 2 years of his college career in the College of Basic Studies.
While attending Boston University, Stern began his radio career. From 1976 to 1982, he worked in the mornings at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, NY, WWWW in Detroit, MI, WCCC in Hartford, CT, and WWDC in Washington, DC, refining his on-air presence.
He worked afternoons at WNBC from 1982 through 1985. He started a 20-year stint at New York City’s WXRK in 1985, and his morning show went into syndication in 1986. Stern’s work has been published in Hamptons and WHIRL magazines, among others. He judged America’s Got Talent from 2012 to 2015. He is the only person to have the most popular morning program in both New York City and Los Angeles at the same time.
Stern has consistently won industry accolades, notably 8 years as Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year. After signing a $500 million five-year agreement with Sirius in 2004, Stern was among the highest-paid radio personalities.
When the FCC fined station owners $2.5 million for indecent content, he became the most fined radio personality in history. After the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show scandal, Stern criticized the Bush administration for increasing FCC fines and scrutiny of radio broadcasts in 2004. The following year, he started openly endorsing John Kerry’s presidential campaign and urging listeners to vote Bush out of office.
For his achievements outside of radio, Stern has dubbed himself the “King of All Media” since 1992. He hosted and produced a spate of late-night shows, pay-per-view events, and home movies during his career.
Private Parts (1993) and Miss America (1995) are two of his works that reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list and marketed over a million copies.
Alison Berns, Stern’s first wife, was introduced to him by a mutual friend while they were both students at Boston University. In Brookline, Massachusetts, they wedded in 1978 at Temple Ohabei Shalom. Emily Beth, Debra Jennifer, and Ashley Jade are the couple’s 3 daughters. They chose to split up in 1999.
In 2001, the couple divorced amicably and settled their differences. Later in his life, he dated Angie Everhart and Robin Givens. In 2007, he announced his engagement to Beth Ostrosky, a model and TV host, and the two married in 2008.
In Miss America, Stern disclosed that he suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Stern admitted that he had done rhinoplasty and liposuction under his chin in the 1990s as part of his Staff Revelations Game on his radio show in January 2006.
Stern said in 2012 that he had gone pescetarian. Stern stated two years before that he had a cancer scare after a tumor on one of his kidneys was discovered. It was later discovered to be a harmless cyst. Since 2014, Stern and his companion Barbara Ostrosky have rescued around 200 animals in their Long Island home.
Howard Stern’s net worth is estimated to be $650 million. He has built a brand for himself through radio that is unlike any other in the industry’s existence. Stern’s net worth soared into the millions of dollars because of a radio show, television broadcast, and royalties from a book and movie.