Stephen A Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, and sports journalist who has earned a healthy net worth from his TV career. He is one of the richest sports journalists in the world who works for ESPN. Stephen is a commentator on ESPN’s First Take, where he appears with Molly Qerim. He also makes frequent appearances as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter. Smith also is an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN. He also hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio. Smith is also a featured columnist. with has performed as an actor in various movies, usually taking a cameo role where he plays himself.
Stephen A Smith Net Worth
Stephen A Smith has an estimated net worth of around $16 million. He is one of the well known and highly paid sports journalists in the world. For several years up to April 2019, Stephen A. Smith’s salary was $5 million per year. In mid-April 2019 he signed a new deal with ESPN that pays $8 million per year, making him the highest-paid ESPN personality. This deal made him the highest-paid sportscaster in the world until he was topped by Tony Romo’s massive $17 million per year CBS deal.
He has made his net worth from various other sources also. Stephen has hosted numerous shows and earned a decent amount of money from these shows. He has also acted in various movies and earned money from there also. He also endorses some brands. Stephen has a deal with sausage company Oberto. He has appeared in a lot of commercials of the meat-snacks brand.
Stephen A Smith Net Worth: Career
Stephen A Smith started his journalism career with the Winston-Salem journal before heading to the Greensboro News and Record, and New York Daily News. He then began working as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer – a position which he held until 2008. At the same time, Smith was also concentrating on a career as a radio show host. He began hosting a radio show on WEPN alongside Brandon Tierney.
After 4 years with WEPN, Smith moved to Fox Sports Radio. 2 years later, Smith moved to ESPN as a columnist as well as a Radio Show host. In 2013, he moved to Sirius XM after leaving ESPN. However, he returned to ESPN four years later, in January 2017. Smith’s television career is quite different. He hasn’t switched companies as he did as a Radio Host. He has been a part of ESPN for quite a long time. His show First Take alongside Max Kellerman, which started in 2007, is still going strong.
Stephen A Smith was born on October 14, 1967, in New York City, the U.S. He was raised by his mother Janet Smith, and grew up alongside four older sisters and one younger brother who died in a car accident, back in 1992. Not much is known about his father. Stephen A Smith is not married, in fact, he has never married previously. However, in an interview with GQ in 2019, Smith revealed that he had two daughters. The names of his daughters are unknown.