Facts of Stephen A Smith
|Full Name||Stephen Anthony Smith|
|Birth Name||Stephen Anthony Smith|
|Other Name||Screamin' A. Smith|
|Profession||TV host, commentator, radio host|
|Birth City||Bronx, New York|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Mother Name||Janet Smith|
|Sibilings||5 (including late brother Basil)|
|Filmography||I Think I Love My Wife,General Hospital|
|Education||Thomas Edison High School, Thomas Edison High School (left after 1 year), Winston-Salem State University|
|Date of Birth||October 14,1967|
ESPN Host & TV Personality Stephen A. Smith's Net Worth Is $16 Million
Stephen A. Smith, an American sports TV personality & radio show host is the famous face of ESPN & currently works as a commentator for ESPN's First Take.
Professional for over 25 years, Smith started out serving in print media in Winston-Salem Journal and as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, before his radio & TV career took-off.
As of September 2019, the American personality has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Throughout his career, Stephen has worked as NBA analyst for ESPN's SportsCenter and NBA Countdown. Moreover, the America radio host also runs The Stephen A. Smith Show on Mad Dog Sports Radio, a SIRIUS XM Radio on channel 82.
Income Sources & Success Story: Radio & TV Career
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Stephen A. Smith has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of September 2019. The major source of his income is radio & TV career with ESPN.
The American TV personality & commentator initially worked as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1994.
Thereafter, he joined as radio host of 2 p.m. radio show on WEPN in New York on April 11, 2005; the show was later broadcasted nationally on ESPN Radio.
Following 4 years, Smith joined Fox Sports Radio in November 2009 and became its morning show host by January 2010.
While working for Fox, the TV personality received notable fame after: story break-out of Allen Iverson's retirement & the prediction of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh to join Miami Heat in 2010 free agency (the prediction proved true).
Later, he joined ESPN again as a columnist and hosted many shows in 1050 ESPN Radio New York, 710 ESPN Radio Los Angeles, and LA 710 ESPN.
Soon, Stephen A. Smith took a firm stand in TV career and became the host for Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (2005- 2007) as well as an NBA analyst for ESPN.
Joined ESPN's First Take
Well, the year 2012 proved to be an offering of massive million dollars, as he became an analyst for ESPN's First Take, that would earn him $3 million per year after inking a multi-year deal in late 2014.
Apart from ESPN, the millions worth TV personality also hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on Mad Dog Sports Radio (SIRIUS XM Radio station).
How Much Salary Stephen A. Smith Earns? Any New Deals?
Ever since 2012, the American TV personality works for ESPN's First Take alongside Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim.
With the salary of $3 million per year from 2014 deal with ESPN, Smith payroll got a raise to $5 million by the beginning of 2015.
Sources report that his venture with SIRIUS XM Radio pockets him $1 million.
In April 2019, the news of ESPN's possible contract extension with Stephen came up, that would seek him $8-$10 million per year.
Though, the negotiation is yet to be confirmed as of September 2019. Meanwhile, Smith's remaining contract through 2021 earns him $5 million per year.
If the deal passes, it would make him the highest-earning personality in ESPN history, leaving behind Get Up! host Mike Greenberg with a $6.5 million salary.
Endorsements Revenue & Charity
The ESPN face, in February 2019, singed with talent & media agency WME aka Endeavor Group Holdings. Formerly, in 2016, Smith had signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Well, the agency will represent The Stephen A. Smith Show host in areas like broadcasting, endorsements, publishing, and speaking, including his future-contract negotiation with ESPN.
Meanwhile, Stephen is yet to open up about his personal endorsements but potentially can command bundles of dollars for sponsorship.
The TV personality is active in social media platforms like Instagram & Twitter, where his followers count 2.1 million and 4.39 million respectively.
Online sources cite that Smith's Instagram has potential earnings of $4,352 - $7,253 per sponsored post.
Donation Commitment To Alma Mater
Well, Stephen A. Smith is also active in charity works & has an association with many non-profit organizations.
In January 2016, during Winston-Salem State fund-raising breakfast, he committed a donation of $50,000 each year to Winston-Salem State University through 2021.
It will be a collective fund of $250,000 over 5 years.
Residence & Lifestyle: What Car Smith Drives?
Regarding the revelation of his house details, the sports commentator seems cautious. Though online sources claim that Smith currently lives in Hollis, a neighborhood of New York City.
Well, the median house price in New York State is $671,700, while the insurance premium seeks $1,287 per year.
Unlike his residence, Stephen's love for luxury rides has been a highlight maker.
The TV personality owns a collection of cars like 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 (base price $95,000) and 2015 Range Rover Autobiography (starts at $84,420).
In December 2016, during his interview with Motor Trend, Stephen opened up that he stated his Range Rover as best SUV, that features 542 HP supercharged V8 engine with British tan interior.
Formerly, the radio host turned TV personality owned a BMW, before purchasing Benz.
As reported, Smith's mother bought him a Mercury Topaz 1985, his first car. Later, after acquiring a job as a journalist, he bought a 1994 Honda Accord.
Well, aside from expensive rides, Stephen also makes huge expenses on other assets & luxury; often is seen wearing costly suits.
Stephen A. Smith's Age, Height, Family, Education, Wife & Relationship
Smith was born Stephen Anthony Smith on October 14, 1967, in Bronx, New York, the USA. With his growing career, the TV personality also gained the nickname Screamin' A. Smith.
Raised in Hollis, Stephen is the second-youngest of 6 children: has 4 elders sister while his younger brother Basil died in October 1992 in a car accident.
After his parents separated, Stephen A. Smith lived with his mother Janet Smith. Though, he barely talks about his father who owned a hardware store.
In July 2017, the ESPN host's mother died of cancer.
Smith holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.
Education & Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Membership
Stephen, a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, completed his high school from Thomas Edison High School in Queens.
Even though Smith enrolled at Fashion Institute of Technology, he left after a year & attended Winston-Salem State University on a basketball scholarship.
What Is Stephen A. Smith's Age & Height?
As of September 2019, Smith is 51 years old and has a height of 6 ft. 1 inch (185 cm).
Is He Married Or Dating?
Over the years, Stephen maintains his relationship status low-key; even more, sources claim his single meanwhile.
Well, he is never officially married, though fan guesses & rumors of his secret wife & marital life rise often. However, it yet to have a green tick.
Back in 2011, the ESPN commentator made a photo feature with a lady at 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, in New York.
Even though many comments & queries came up if Smith was dating the mysterious lady, he didn't speak much except claiming themselves as friends.
Throughout his career, Stephen A. Smith has also gained popularity for controversy involvements; of course, his aloud & big mouth gets the credit.
Back in 2016, Ayesha Curry made a Tweet stating NBA’s totally rigged her husband Stephen Curry with no awarded fouls, following Warriors' loss to Cavaliers in NBA Finals.
In response, Smith compared her with then-Cavaliers LeBron James' wife Savannah & mother Gloria. He said on First Take:
If that was Savannah, LeBron’s wife. If that were Gloria, LeBron’s mother. What would we be saying?
It raged Ayesha & followed her Tweet which read "why are you putting two women against each other like that?"
Later, the issue cooled down, though Stephen Smith got in another controversy in October 2016.
Despite wins in all 4 NFL games, the TV personality made criticisms on Redskins' defensive linemen Chris Baker's gameplay & behavior. It led Twitter war between Redskins' players and Smith.