Howard Stern Net Worth, Biography and career

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Updated 2020/04/04 at 10:49 PM
Howard Stern Net Worth 

Howard Stern Net Worth    $650 Million

Popular Name:Howard Stern
Birth Name:Howard Allan Stern
Birth Date:12 January 1954
Birth Place:New York, USA
Marital Status:Married
Spouse:Beth Ostrosky Stern (m. 2008)
Children:Ashley Jade Stern, Deborah Jennifer Stern And Emily Beth Stern
Profession:Radio and TV personality, Author, Actor, Photographer And Producer
Net Worth:$650 Million
Last Updated:2022


Howard Stern is an American Television and radio personality with a robust net worth of $650 million. He became famous because of his radio show titled The Howard Stern Show. The radio show host has broadcast his show since 2006 from the studios of Sirius_XM_Satellite_Radio. Read on as we give you details of Howard Stern net worth 2020, biography, his rise to fame and many more.

Howard Stern Childhood

Howard was born Howard Allan Stern On the 12th of January in 1954 in Jackson Heights, New York. Howard’s family happens to be Jewish. The radio host’s mom Ray stern used to be an office clerk in New York before her children arrived.

Howard’s dad was in the army and served in the Second World War after which he worked at WHOM in the city of Manhattan as a radio engineer. His dad also co-owned a studio called Aura Recording Inc. where cartoons and commercials were created. Howard Allan Stern has an older sister, Ellen.

Howard’s family moved to Long Island, New York in 1995 where Stern went to Washington Rose Elementary School and then proceeded to Roosevelt Junior Senior High School.

He then, attended Hebrew school where he was given the moniker Tzvi. Howard took piano lessons at a young age for five years. He also developed interest for marionettes which he used to entertain his friends with.

Howard’s family relocated again, this time to Rockville Centre. Howard had to transfer to South Side High School at age 15. He completed high school in 1972 and furthered his education at Boston University where he began to work at the school’s radio station in his second year.

Howard read the news, played songs and had interview programs on the school’s radio. He went to the Studio Engineering Institute of Electronics in Virginia where he got a radio-telephone operator license with which he got a job at WNTN in Massachusetts.

This was Howard Stern’s first professional radio job. He graduated with a 3.8 GPA in May 1976 majoring in broadcasting and film.

Howard Stern Career

Howard Stern polished his on air personality skills in at a number of Radio stations which include WRNW in New York, WWWW-FM in Michigan, WCCC in Connecticut and WWDC_(FM) in Washington District Of Columbia. He worked for three years at WNBC in New York until his employment was terminated in 1985.

Howard commenced his twenty year tenure at WXRK in New York. His morning show attracted a whopping 20 million listeners in 1986. Howard Stern net worth significantly grew during his WXRK tenure.

He is the first person ever to have his show at the no.1 show on radio in Los Angeles and New York at the same time. From 1986 to 2005 Howard’s no holds barred delivery style has attracted a copious of fines from the FCC for vileness.

Stern reportedly signed a contract with Simon and Schuster for $1 million to have his first biographical book Private Parts published. The book which was released on the 7th of October in 1993 sold over two hundred thousand copies in a few hours, making it Schuster’s fastest selling book.

The book got a movie adaptation which was released in 1997 topping the box office in the weekend of its opening, grossing over $14 million and selling tickets worth $41 million. The movie featured Howard Stern who acted as Howard Stern. He also authored Howard Stern Comes Again and Miss America.

Howard announced in 2011 that he would be replacing Piers Morgan on America’s Got Talent as a judge. Stern left America’s Got Talent judge panel in September 2015 after four seasons.

 Age, Weight And Height

Howard Stern is currently 66 years old, weighs 85kg and is 1.96m tall.

Howard Stern Net Worth

Howard Stern net worth is an estimated $650 million. Howard made most of his fortune from his radio and television career and writing. In 2004, he signed a huge deal with Sirius worth $500 million for five years, making him one of the highest paid radio personalities in the world.

This means he earned $100 million yearly from the deal. Before his Sirius deal, Stern was earning $30 million yearly from Viacom.

Howard Signed another $500 million deal with Sirius for the same number of years as the previous. Again, in 2015, he signed a twelve- year deal with the company. By the time this deal runs out Howard would have made well over a billion dollars.

Howard is still with Sirius. His current deal with Sirius places him as America’s highest paid radio personality. Stern was paid $15 million yearly while he was with America’s Got Talent. It was reported that he earns between $80 million and $90 million yearly from his several ventures. No wonder, the radio star has such an incredible net worth.

Personal Life

While Howard was still a student at Boston University, he got acquainted to Alison Berns with the help of a mutual friend. The duo wedded in Massachusetts on the 4th of June in 1978.

They had three girls together, namely, Emily Beth, Debra Jennifer and Ashley. The couple split in 1999 and finalized their divorce in 2001.

Howard Stern started a relationship with a television personality and model, Beth Ostrosky in 2000. The couple got engaged on the 14th of February in 2007 and eventually tied the knot on 3rd October in 2007.

Howard and Beth acquired a $52 million 12 bedroom manor in Palm beach, Florida.


Howard stern has made a name for himself, transitioning from radio to other genres of entertainment which he excelled at. With Stern still being a household name in America’s entertainment scene, Howard Stern net worth would probably rise again by the time his career is over and done with.


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