TV Personality Stephen A. Smith is happy with his career. What's his salary and net worth?

News by Clarence Published on 09 Aug,2016 Updated on 12 Jun,2019

The American sports journalist Mr. Stephen Anthony Smith currently hosts two shows "Ryan Ruocco Show" and "The Stephen A. Smith. The two programs are regularly aired on New York 98.7 FM, an ESPN Radio frequency.

Starting off his career as a sportswriter, his first job was at "Daily News" in 1944 in New York City and at the same time he also got a job as a writer at “The Philadelphia Inquirer”.

Soon after he started his career as a sportswriter, he began reporting on the Philadelphia 76ers. He made his television debut by working with CNN/SI in 1999.

Net Worth And Salary of Stephen A. Smith

Stephen Smith has earned a decent amount of money from her media career. His net worth according to celebrity is around $16 million. And his annual salary is around $8 million.  

His salary has been increasing rapidly these years. In 2015, his salary was $3.1 million and it has reached up to $3.5 million in 2017. 

In 2016, she signed a contract with ESPN worth of $25 million. Stephen was seen on television as a Basketball analyst on ESPN first take and on ESPN. After hosting a daily an hour-long show “Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith", on ESPN in 2007, he went to be an NBA analyst. He made diverse contributions to the ESPN as he hosted these many shows there.

Steven A. Smith who was born in Tortola, BVI was born on 14th October 1967 and was raised in the neighborhood of Hollis of New York City with his four elder sisters.

When in his college, Winston-Salem State University he was trained to play basketball by a Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines who used to write for the college journals. There Smith was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Stephen A. Smith, Source: COED

Stephen A. Smith, Source: COED

We will find it hard to believe that how hard Stephen was willing to work and how much he was eager to learn. According to Oberlie,  who read and critiqued his work regularly, Stephen took all criticism in stride and improved almost daily. The 49-year-old Stephen has become undeniably the most provocative personality on sports television. 

He is a featured commentator along with Skip Bayless on ESPN2's first take weekdays from 10 am till 12 pm discussing the sports topics of the day. 

Stephen Smith's Quick Facts

  • Stephen Smith was born on October 14, 1967, in New York City, United States. 
  • He belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is mixed. 
  • As of 2019, he is aged 51 years. 

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