Facts of Tom Leykis
|Full Name||Tom Leykis|
|Birth Name||Thomas Joseph Leykis|
|Birth City||New York|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Harry Leykis|
|Father Profession||Employee at The New York Post|
|Mother Name||Laura O’Mara|
|Date of Birth||August 1,1956|
American Radio Host Tom Leykis' Net Worth
Tom Leykis, an American talk radio personality, has an incredible net worth of $22 million as of 2019. He is best known as the host of The Tom Leykis Show which aired from 1994 to 2009.
Popular for the humor or melodramatic content, Tom Leykis is often renown as shock jock. In addition, his popular feature is “Leykis 101” where he teaches men how to get laid, and topics related to sexual interest.
Know About Income Sources, Earnings and Salary
Tom Leykis started his professional radio career in New York at the age of 14. He was a filled-in host for the WBAB radio station. In 1979, he worked as the host of Mark Simon’s sidekick in the comedy show The Simone Phone.
In 1981, Leykis worked at WQBK radio station in Albany. Some of his radio show includes WABC’s The Phonebooth, Backstage Pass, The New Normal Network, The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis, and Tom Leykis Show.
In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles to work for radio station KFI. He worked as a host for a talk-radio show for four years until it concluded in 1992. During the same time, Federal Communications Commission fined KFI with $6,000 for indecency content on Leykis’ on-air comments.
Leykis earned an annual salary of $400,000 during his work at KFI. He was dismissed by KFI due to Leykis’ comment “a business decision” to the radio station.
He then migrated to Boston and worked for AM radio station WRKO. Leykis started his national show The Tom Leykis Show on California radio station, Westwood One in 1994. The program content were politics, religion and other issues.
The show started airing in KLSX FM talk station in 1997. The same radio station also broadcasted Howard Stern’s program, The Howard Stern Show. He started the humor segment “Leykis 101”. In the weekend days, he hosted a program titled The Tasking Room in February 2005.
According to Talkers Magazine, Leykis had an estimated minimum listening audience over $1.75 million in Spring of 2007. The show concluded on February 20, 2009.
Moreover, Leykis started streaming podcast The New Normal Network in July 2010. He worked for a few months and the show shut down. In April 2012, he again started streaming his podcast show The New Normal Network. The show aired for six years until it concluded on October 25, 2018.
Leykis started his new podcast on his website premiumtom.com on October 29, 2018.
In addition to radio show, Tom Leykis made his on-screen debut in TV series Black Scorpion as sportscaster in 2001. Some of his other TV series includes, The Playboy Morning Show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Heckler, Hollywood Justice, True Hollywood Story and so on.
Tom Leykis is an American citizen and pays tax to the government of United States as a respected citizen. A person with a net worth of $10 pays a sum of $3,902,411 as federal tax including FICA. So, having a wealth of $22 million, Leykis must pay even more.
Assets: House, Cars, Charity
Radio Personality Tom Leykis owns a four story house in Los Angeles, California. His first house was located in Phoenix, which he later sold. Moreover, Leykis owns a house in Troy, Nevada.
Tom Leykis owns a black car but no further information is available.
He is not active in any short of charity works publicly.
Tom Leykis’ Early Life, Family and Education
Tom Leykis was born as Thomas Joseph Leykis on August 1, 1956, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He was born to father Harry Leykis, union leader at The New York Post, and mother Laura O’Mara. As for siblings, he has a brother; Jim, and two sisters; Terry and Anne.
Leykis belongs to American nationality and white by ethnicity. His is the descent of Jewish, Irish and Ukranian ancestry. His grandfather moved from Kiev, Ukraine to Lithuania and then to the United States.
As for education, Leykis completed his high school course from Newfield High School in Long Island, New York. Later, he enrolled at Fordham University but left due to low finance.
Personal Life: Relationship, Controversies, and Legal Issues
Tom Leykis is married four times as of 2019. However, he is currently single. His first marriage is a mystery and there is no information available about his first wife.
He then married television personality Christina Gonzalez. However, the relationship did not last long and divorced when Leykis found his wife cheating on him.
Following Gonzalez, Leykis married one of his seattle fan in 1989. They lived together for a year and separated. In 1993, Leykis married Susan Drew whom he met at a Los Angeles Kings game. The couple lived in happy marital life in Boston.
Susan filed a police report against Leykis for assaulting and threatening him on December 22, 1993. Leykis was sentenced a year probation and attend a domestic violence class in March 1994. The couple divorced in 2003.
Leykis came into highlight when he revealed the name of accuser in the Kobe Bryant sexual attempt case, Katelyn Faber, in 2003.
Besides, he revealed name of the teacher who sexually misused the 13 years old child. Likewise, he talked about the North Carolina Central University Student Crystal Gail Mangum who falsely accusing three students of Duke University of battery, sodomy and rape.
Karen Carpenter of Juneau, Alaska sued Tom Leykis and Westwood One for Leykis’ sexual comments about her in July 1998.
American actor and comedia Marty Ingels called Leykis’ show and challenged him on moral grounds. Leykis commented Ingels by stating,
you're not just older than my demographic, you're the grandfather of my demographic
Ingels then sued him for age discrimination but was dropped by anti Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. Ingel was ordered to pay a sum of $25,000 to Leykis.
Age & Height
Age: As of 2019, Tom Leykis is 63 years old.
Height: He stands 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters.