The Situation is a television personality. He has appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore since its premiere in 2009.
The Situation has been a cast member on Jersey Shore since its debut in 2009. Since appearing on that show, The Situation has been a guest on many TV series, such as The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Jay Leno Show, Lopez Tonight, SportsNation, Chelsea Lately, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Conan.
The Situation was a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, eliminated on the 4th week. His partner was Karina Smirnoff. In January 2011, The Situation signed on to star in the YOBI.tv “Random Talent” webseries co-starring British comedian Ben Green. The name of the series was later changed to New Stage.
The Situation made more than $5 million in 2010, the second highest of any other reality star after Kim Kardashian. This money was accrued through endorsements with Devotion Vodka, Reebok Zigtech shoes, as well as a ghost-written autobiography, a rap song, a workout DVD, a vitamin line for GNC, a clothing line, and appearances including Jersey Shore and Dancing with the Stars. His book release was described as a failure, selling an estimated 12,000 copies as of January 2011.
In March 2011 The Situation appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump, where fellow participant Lisa Lampanelli reported that he was widely booed by the audience. In August of that year, The Situation was offered a “substantial” sum of money by fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear the company’s clothes. A spokesman for the company explained that “Mr The Situation’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.” In November 2011, The Situation filed a lawsuit against A&F after they made shirts that read “The Fitchuation” and “GTL…You Know The Deal.”
On February 22, 2012, The Situation appeared in a small cameo role on ABC’s Suburgatory.
On August 15, 2012 The Situation became a housemate on the tenth series of Celebrity Big Brother (UK) on Channel 5 and on 7 September 2012 he came fourth in the series final. In October 2012, he appeared in a PETA ad campaign promoting the spaying and neutering of pets.
How The Situation Made His Money – Television
Estimated Net Worth: $6 Million
Birthday: July 4, 1981
Government Name: Michael Sorrentino
[image via New York Post]