Net Worth: $550 Million
How Much Is Howard Stern Worth?
Howard Stern is the host of The Howard Stern show. Stern has a reputation for being outspoken, touching on controversial show topics and uncensored dialogue and interviews. Stern’s style earned him repeated fines by the FCC for radio show indecency from 1986 to 2005. Stearn began his radio career in college at Boston University, then making his professional debut at WNTN in 1975. Howard Stern worked at various radio stations, landing at WXRK where he worked for 20 years before leaving for Sirius, a medium free of FCC regulations, in 2005. During Stern’s time at WXRK he would attract peak audiences of close to 20 million across 60 markets in both the United States and Canada. In 2010, the veteran shock-jock renewed his contract with SiriusXM Radio through 2015 despite talks of possible retirement. Stern signed a $1 million advance contract with Simon & Schuster in 1993 to publish his first biographical book, Private Parts, which was released on October 7, 1993. The book’s first printing sold 225,000 copies within hours of going on sale, becoming the fastest-selling title in Schuster’s history. A film adaptation of the biographical Private Parts, with Howard Stern playing himself in the title role, was released on March 7, 1997, topping the box office in its opening weekend with a gross of $14.6 million, and a total of $41.2 million in movie tickets. Stern continues to work for Sirius and is currently the highest-paid radio figure in the United States.