Howard Stern is a radio personality, television host, author, actor, and photographer best known for his radio show which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. Howard Stern gained wide recognition in the 1990s and is labeled a “shock jock” for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, since 2006.
Howard Stern won Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year award eight times (1994–2002), and became one of the highest-paid figures in radio after signing a deal with Sirius worth $500 million in 2004. Howard Stern describes himself as the King of All Media for his ventures outside radio. Since 1987, he has hosted numerous late night television shows, pay-per-view events and home video releases.
Howard Stern embarked on a five-month political campaign for Governor of New York in 1994. His two books, Private Parts and Miss America, entered the The New York Times Best Seller list at number one. In 1997, the former was made into biographical comedy film that had Howard Stern and his radio show staff play themselves; it topped the box office chart and grossed $41.2 million domestically. Howard Stern performs on its soundtrack which charted at number one on the Billboard 200. Stern’s photography has been featured in numerous magazines including Hamptons and WHIRL. In 2012, Howard Stern became a judge on the television talent show America’s Got Talent, replacing Piers Morgan.
How Howard Stern Made His Money – Radio and Television
Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million
Birthday: January 12, 1954
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