What is Howard Stern’s Net Worth?

Howard Stern is one of the veteran radio personalities. He has also built a successful career as a producer, author, actor, and photographer. The most-listened-to radio host is widely known for his most popular radio show The Howard Stern Show. As of 2019, Howard has an estimated net worth of around $650 million.

In 2004, Stern signed a five-year contract with Sirius for a staggering $500 million. He later became one of the highest-paid TV personalities with a $90 million salary a year. Below, the article discusses his net worth, earnings, salary, and other financial aspects.

How Did He Make a Net Worth of $650 Million-Earnings, Salary, And Income Sources

Howard Stern’s estimated net worth is around $650 million, according to Celebrity net worth. Also his annual salary as a TV personality is $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The man of all parts has racked up such a tremendous net worth from his multiple professions. Especially, his 5-year contract with Sirius for $500 million played a vital role in his earnings.

The graduate of Boston University, Stern initiated his radio career landing the job at WRNW. In 1986, he got a new height after he came with his own show The Howard Stern Show, confronting two of his favorite subjects race and sex in controversial ways. At that time, he also took interviewed many well-known personalities like Joe Rogan, Steve Austin, and many others.

He gained further acclaim after becoming a judge on America’s Got Talent along with Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, and Howie Mandel. He held the post from 2012 to 2015.

Apart from radio, Stern is also a successful producer, author, and actor. Having been leading a successful career, Stern has described himself as King of All Media since 1992.  For his extraordinary work in various fields, Howard also won a number of prestigious accolades. He became Billboard’s Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year eight-time in a row.

Besides, Stern is, likewise, an accomplished photographer. It also plays a vital role in his earnings.  

His multiple professions garnered him a lucrative amount of money. Here is a shortlist of his earnings from TV shows and other projects. Check out his annual salary over the years.

Year Source Salary
2018 America’s Got Talent $15 million
2016 Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc $85 million
2015 Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc $90 million
2013 Sirius Satellite Radio, inc $100 million
2013 America’s Got Talent $15 million
2006 Sirius Satellite Radio inc $100 million
1995 Howard Stern’s radio programs $8 million
1977 $5000
2005 Sirius Satellite Radio $31 million

Howard has also been the part of two movies that have done fairly well at the box office Ryder, P.I, Private Parts.

As an actor, he was also included in the Forbes 2019 CELEBRITY 100 EARNINGS list with a total of 93 million coming in that year.

Books Also Add To His Net Worth

Howard Stern likewise has authored two commercially successful books. He released his first book Private Parts, in 1993. The book went viral debuting The New York Times Best Seller list at number one. It sold over 225k copies within a few hours and also became a fastest-selling title in Schuster’s history. The book sold over 1 million copies worldwide. As of 2019, he has made over $34.83 million from the book.

Stern’s another New York Best Selling book was Miss America which released in 1995. It sold over 1.6 million copies all over the world and made $27.18 million from its sales.

Subsequently, Stern went on to make a biographical comedy film adaptation of Private Parts in which he was a lead character too. The movie also became the biggest hit at the box office as well as topped the US box office with a gross of $14.6 million in its opening weekend. It racked up a domestic total of $41.2 million.

Some of his other earnings details are listed below.

Year Gross Income
2017 $90 million
2009 $70 million
2008 $70 million
2007 $70 million

At the end of 2006, Stern received $225 million as a bonus for meeting subscription benchmarks.

Law Suit

Howard filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Film Inc. in October 1997 claiming the studio was unable to pay the contracted remuneration. However, at the end of 1999, the court settled the case with Howard being paid $50,000 in cash.

Where Does Multi-Millionaire Howard Stern Live: Assets, Houses, Cars, Insurance, And Tax

Howard Stern has many million-dollar villas all over the United States. He spent around $15.1 million for two apartments nestled in Manhattan’s Millennium Tower, in New York City. The apartment spreads around 2546 square feet. He originally purchased his penthouse for $4.75 million back in 1998.

In 2005, Howard threw down $20 million for his Long Island duplex. Stern along with his wife Beth Ostrosky purchased a sickeningly gorgeous $52 million house in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2013. The highest valued residential properties spread in 18,673 square feet of space and feature 12-bedroom.

In Feb 2007, Stern went on to buy a mansion for $7.6 million, in Ship Wreck Drive, Amagansett. The magnificent property is built on 5,500 square feet. It boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Cars Collection

Howard has a huge collection of luxurious cars. Stern is a proud owner of Mercedez-Benz SLS AMG which is worth around $480,000. He also has many other expensive cars like GMC Yukon Denali ($74,000), Aston Martin Vanquish (500,000), and Chevy Suburban ($60,000).

Charity Work And Endorsements

Howard Stern also has a passion for humanity who has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations. He is a part of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. Furthermore, he is engaged with a North Shore Animal League America, based in Port Washington, New York. It is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.

Besides, he is also equally indulged in endorsements and works with a few renowned brands.

Tax And Insurance

With such a hefty net worth and around $90 million annual income, Howard Stern undoubtedly is liable to pay a huge amount of tax.

As a property tax, Stern pays around 2.219 % to Country which equals to $168,644 of his $7.6 million Amagansett, New York house.

Personal Life, Wiki, Relationship, Age, Family, Wife, Children

Born on January 12, 1954, in New York, New York, Howard Stern is the son of Ben Stern and Ray Stern. As far as his ethnicity is concerned, Stern in a White American and belongs to American nationality. He likewise has a sibling. As a child, he briefly learned piano. He was also interested in marionettes.

The self-proclaimed “King of All Media” attended Washington-Rose Elementary School and then Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. In 1972, Stern went on to enroll at the Boston University to study Communications but he spent the first two years in its College of Basic Studies due to his average high school grades.

Upon Ben’s graduation, Howard landed the job at WRNW, a progressive rock station in Briarcliff Manor.

Marriage, Wife, And Kids

Talking about his personal life, Stern has been married twice. He first married to his wife Alison Berns on June 4, 1978, at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Massachusetts. The couple has three daughters named Emily Beth, Jennifer, and Ashley Jade.

Their decade-long marriage, however, ended in divorce, in 2001. Following their divorce, the popular radio personality dated a few well-known actresses like Angie Everhart and Robin Givens.

In 2000, Ben involved in a romantic relationship with model and TV host Beth Ostrosky. They got engaged on Feb 14, 2007. They married on October 3, 2008, Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. The couple does not have any kids.

Age and Height

Age: Stern is aged 65-year, as of 2019.

Height: Howard stands at 1.96 m (6 ft 4 inch).