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Howard Stern's Net Worth and Life Story (Updated 2022)

NET WORTH: $645 Million
Source of Wealth: Radio and Television personality, Author, Comedian
Born: January 12, 1954
Age: 66
Spouse: Beth Ostrosky
Children: 3
Birth Name: Howard Allan Stern
Height: 6ft. 5in. (1.96m)

Howard Stern is an American radio and television personality, author, and comedian. He is best known for his popular radio show, "The Howard Stern Show", and has broadcast since 2006 on the broadcasting company, Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

His first radio job was when he arrived at Boston University. He worked on morning positions at "WRNW" based in Briarcliff Manor, "WCCC" in Hartford, Connecticut, the "WWWW" in Detroit, Michigan, and "WWDC" based in Washington, D.C.. In 1982 to 1985, Stern worked afternoons at "WNBC" in New York City. He won numerous awards, and became the first to have the number one show in both New York City and Los Angeles simultaneously. Stern also became the highest-paid radio figures after signing a five-year extension with Sirius in 2004, with a worth of $500 million.

Stern served as a judge on the talent show competition "America's Got Talent", from 2012 to 2015. He has produced and hosted numerous television shows, events, and has released his books "Private Parts" in 1993, "Miss America" in 1995, and his recent and third book "Howard Stern Comes Again", which was released on 2019.

Early Life

Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954 in Queens, New York City. His parents, Ben and Ray Stern, are both Jewish. Stern has an older sister, Ellen Stern. The family moved to Roosevelt, New York City in the year 1995, where he attended Washington-Rose Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. Since he was five years old, Stern wanted to be in the radio business. He attended Boston University in college, and worked at the college radio station WTBU in his sophomore year. His major was broadcasting and film, and his minor was English and speech. He graduated in may 1976, as magna cum laude.


Stern worked in WRNW as taking cover shifts surrounding the Christmas holidays in 1976. The station director hired him as full-time for a four-hour midday shift for six days a week, after the station director got impressed by his reliability and professional approach. Stern became the station's production director after several months of working, and became the program director not long enough.

In April 1980, Stern started working in the commercial FM radio station "WWWW", in Detroit, Michigan. He was very determined to create new ways and improve his show. This leads him to won the Billboard Award for Album-Oriented Rock Personality of the Year For a Major Market. The station continued to decline in the ratings despite of the success.

In March 1981, Stern's next job was at album-oriented rock station "WWDC" in Washington, DC. He was determined to become more successful, planning out a new show and searched for a co-host with a sense of humor to riff with on current issues and events. Stern was paired with the former nurse in the air force and news reporter at WFBR based in Baltimore, Robin Quivers, which she accepted the job without meeting Stern. In January 1982, Stern's show became the second highest rated morning show in the city.

Stern announced in a press conference in October 1985, that he will be signing a five-year contract with Infinity Broadcasting with an estimated worth of $500,000, after he and Quivers got fired by WNBC on September of the same year to host afternoons on its rock music station WXRK. In February 1986, he then shifted to host in primetime morning slot, and where between the year 1994 and 2001 he had the highest-rated morning radio program. In Stern's twenty years at WXRK, his show was broadcast in 60 markets with a peak audience of more than 20 million listeners.

Stern signed a deal with the American publishing company Simon & Schuster in early 1993, with a worth of $1,000,000 to write his first book "Private Parts", and was a commercial success after its released on October 7, 1993. Stern's book became the fastest selling title in the history of Simon & Schuster after its fifth day, and distributed more than 1 million copies after its two weeks. The book "Private Parts" debuted and entered The New York Times Best-Seller list for 20 weeks and stayed at number one.

In 1995, Stern signed a deal with ReganBooks that has a worth around $3 million for his second book, "Miss America". The book sold over 120,00 copies after its first week, and list at number one for 16 weeks in The New York Times Best-Seller list. It became the year's third best-selling book in 1995, after about 1.39 copies were sold according to Publishers Weekly.

In 1997, the film adaptation of Stern's "Private Part" was premiered at The Theater of Madison Square Garden. The film topped the box office in its opening grossing over $14 million and a domestic total of more than $41 million.

In 2011, Stern announce that he will be the replacement for Piers Morgan, as a judge on the talent show competition "America's Got Talent" for its seventh season. He continued as a judge for the show until the end of its tenth season on September 2015.

In March 2019, Stern released "Howard Stern Comes Again", which is his third book for Simon & Schuster.

Personal Life

Stern met Alison Berns through a mutual friend while he is still attending Boston University. They got married on June 4, 1978 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, and have three daughters. The two ended their marriage in 2001 with an amicable divorce.

He started dating the model and television host, Beth Ostrosky on 2000, and announced their engagement on February 14, 2007. The couple got married on October 3, 2008 at Le Cirque, a French restaurant in New York City.

Stern revealed in January 2006, as part of their Staff Revelations Game on his radio show that he had go through rhinoplasty and liposuction under his chin, back in 1990s.

Stern disclosed that he is suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in his book "Miss America".

Net Worth

In 2004, Stern became the highest-paid radio figures worth $500 million after signing a five-year contract with Sirius. As of today, 2020, Howard Stern has an estimated net worth of $645 million.



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