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Stephen A Smith Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Stephen A Smith worth? $16 million

How did Stephen A Smith earn his money and wealth?

Stephen A Smith, real name Stephen Anthony Smith, was born on 14 October 1967 in New York, US. He was raised in the Queen’s Hollis section along with his 5 siblings: 4 elder sisters and a younger brother named Basil, who unfortunately died in a car accident in the year 1992. Stephen also has a half-brother from his dad’s side. He went to Thomas Edison High School and later went to Fashion Institute of Technology. He later earned a basketball scholarship to attend Winston Salem State University. While he was in college, he played basketball under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach, Clarence Gaines. While he played basketball, Stephen also wrote a column for the University’ in-house newspaper called ‘The News-Argus.’ Moreover, Stephen is also the member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Stephen A Smith is not only an American sports television personality but is also a sports journalist, sports radio host, as well as an actor. He started his career as a sportswriter along with the ‘Winston-Salem Journal’, the ‘Greensboro News and Record’ and the ‘New York Daily News.’ In the year 1994, he held a position of a writer for ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer.’ He started off at the organization as a general sportswriter but soon also started reporting on the team, Philadelphia 79ers, eventually becoming a general sports columnist.

Stephen later began his radio career by becoming the host of the radio show ‘WEPN’ in NYC in the year 2005. The show eventually came to an end in the year 2008 as Smith tried to expand his career in television. In the year 2008, Stephen also started off his own blog, stephena.com. The following year, Smith turned into an on-air contributor to Fox Sports Radio. In 2010, he replaced host Steve Czaban and became the host of the Fox Sports Radio morning show. In the year 2013, Stephen joined Sirius XM Radio and became a part of the Mad Dog Sports Channel.

Stephen started his TV career in the year 1999 on the cable network with CNN/SI. Stephen has appeared on television as a basketball analyst on ESPN as well as on ESPN First Take. Starting from the year 2005, he began hosting ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’ which was an hour-long show broadcasted daily on ESPN. However, the show was canceled in the year 2007 after which Stephen became an NBA analyst.

Stephen currently is the host of the shows ‘The Stephen A. Smith’ as well as the ‘Ryan Ruocco Show’ that airs regularly on ESPN Radiofrequency, New York 98.7 FM. He also features as a columnist on ESPNNY.com. Moreover, Stephen along with Skip Bayless has appeared on ESPN First Take.

What are the highest grossing earnings of Stephen A Smith?

  1. Annual salary with ESPN for the year 2018: $3,000,000
  2. Annual salary with ESPN for the year 2016: $3,000,000
  3. Annual salary with ESPN for the year 2015: $3,000,000
  4. Annual salary with Stephen A Smith’s Sirius/MX radio gig (2015): $1,000,000
  5. Annual salary from Stephen A Smith’s Sirius show for the year 2018: $1,000,000

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