Howard Stern net worth – 500 Million bucks!
Howard Allan Stern is well known in America as a television personality, actor and author. But what brought him a real fame was his radio show called after his name “Howard Stern show”.
Stern is a very controversial personality, loved by many and despised by some for his rude, uncensored language. During the period his show was nationally syndicated, since 1986 to 2005, he was repeatedly fined by FCC for the obscenity of his show. However, his unique style has definitely brought him way more money than he had to pay in fines. Today Howard Stern net worth is estimated to be around $500 million and his annual salary, although not at its high, is still well above $80 million.
As he claimed himself, Stern has dreamed about the career in radio since he was five. His professional career actually began when he was 21 year old, with a debut on WNTN in the middle of 70s. After that he worked at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, WCCC in Hartford and WWWW in Detroit. It took ten years for Stern to make his way to success, become one of the most popular radio personalities and start his own show at WXRK in New York City. Stern stayed here for 20 years, before leaving to work on Sirius, a radio not regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, in 2005. At the peak of his popularity, Howards show was listened to by nearly 20 million people across both United Sates of America and Canada.
Although it is hard to say what was Howard stern net worth by the time he left WXRK, according to Forbes, around that time, during the year 2005-2006 his annual revenues amounted to $302 million.
For his ventures outside the radio Stern describes himself as “A King of All Media”. Since the beginning of his career in New York Stern has hosted a number of late night TV shows, embarked in a political campaign for Governor of New York and released two biographical books, both of which entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one. The first book, called Private Parts, was released in 1993 and sold in 225 thousand copies. It was later turned into the comedy film, with Stern and his radio colleagues staring themselves. At the opening weekend the film earned over $14 million and appeared at the top of box office. Private Parts earned a gross of $41.2 million by selling movie tickets alone and brought a solid contribution to the current Howard Stern net worth.
Although according to Forbes annual income of Stern has dropped significantly after he turned to Sirius, he is still the best paid radio personality in the US and extremely wealthy men. Howard Stern net worth is just as fascinating as Michael Jordan’s or Tiger Woods’.