Howard Stern Net Worth: Earnings from Radio Career, Investments, etc.

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Howard Stern is most famously known as a radio personality, an author and a television host having a net worth of a whopping $640 million. He is one of the best radio personalities having won many awards and recognition for his live events.

Early Life

Howard Allen Stern was born in Queens, New York on the 12th of January, 1954. He listened to a lot of Radio when he was younger and wanted to be a part of Radio from five years of age. Stern completed his education from South Side High School in 1972. Howard Stern completed his graduation from Boston University in Broadcasting and English. Stern has been married twice and has three children.

Earnings included in Howard Stern net worth

His Radio show career

  • In 1973, His first radio job was at WNTN, he read the news, played music and even some production work
  • He worked as a radio salesman before contacting WRNW for a full-time radio job
  • In 1976, Stern was given a six days a week job at WRNW for $96 per week
  • Due to his hard work, Howard became the production director of the radio station, and in 1977, he became the program director, and his salary increased to $250 per week
  • He was then hired by WCCC in Hartford where he worked on air for four hours and then produced and voiced commercials for another four hours
  • In 1980, Stern took the job of a morning host at WWWW a rock music based radio station and worked so hard that he even won a Billboard award
  • In 1981, Howard took the morning host job at another rock based station called WWDC in Washington
  • His show became the second best rated morning show in 1982
  • In 1982, he was also offered a $1 million contract by WNBC to work afternoons with them
  • He was then paid $35,000 for Wren Records in advance to produce ’50 ways to rank your mother’ which was a song parody album with Norris
  • In 1985, he signed a five-year deal worth $500,000 with Infinity Broadcasting where he hosted their afternoons at the WXRK station and worked there for twenty years
  • In 1990, he re-joined Infinity Broadcasting’ on a five-year deal worth $10 million
  • In 2000, he signed another five-year deal with Infinity Broadcasting
  • In 2004, he signed a five-year deal with the station ‘Sirius Satellite Radio’ worth $500 million which is a $100 million per year
  • In 2010, SiriusXM renewed his contract for another five years
  • In 2015, he signed another extension with SiriusXM until 2027

Television Career

  • In 1986, Howard agreed to a contract of $400,000 to replace the ‘Late Night talk show’ with Joan Rivers alongside Leslie West and Steve Rossi
  • He hosted an event called ‘Howard Stern’s Negligee and Underpants Party’ which was a pay-per-view event and grossed around $1.2 million
  • In 1990, he became the host of his very own show on WWOR-TV titled ‘The Howard Stern Show.’
  • His video ‘Butt Bongo Fiesta’ grossed $10 million
  • His second event ‘The Miss Howard Stern New Year’s Eve Pageant’ released in 1993 earned more than $16 million
  • He appeared on America’s Got Talent as a judge in 2011 and stayed as a judge for three seasons receiving $15 million per season

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  • In 2011, he took an interest in photography
  • In July 2011 he shot layouts for the magazine ‘Hamptons.’
  • He also shot photographs for WHIRL Magazine
  • He founded and established his very own photography company called ‘Conlon Road Photography.’


  • Howard owns a home in Los Angeles which is estimated to be worth $3 million
  • He holds a 4,000 square feet home in Manhattan that cost him $4.9 million in 1998
  • In 2013, Howard purchased a mansion facing the ocean in Palm Beach, Florida for $52 million. The whole property is 39,094 square feet while the home occupies 18,673 square feet

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Vehicle collection

  • A 1969 Pontiac GTO Car which was orange in colour

Endorsements and ventures

  • He is the founder of ‘Howard Stern Production Company.’
  • The company also produced a movie version of his book ‘Private Parts’ which earned $41.2 million
  • He also produced ‘Son of the Beach’ a parody of Baywatch in 2000
  • Howard received $82.9 million from stock investments in 2007


  • In 1993, Howard Stern signed a deal worth $1 million with Simon & Schuster and released his book ‘Private Parts’ selling more than 225,000 copies in just a few hours and sold a million copies also making its way into New York Times Best Seller and earned a total of $41 million in sales
  • In 1995, Howard signed a $3 million deal with ReganBooks to release his second book ‘Miss America’ and sold around 1.3 million copies

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Social Work

  • Howard has funded scholarships at his alma mater college

Howard Stern is against animal cruelty and supports charities that deal with animals. Some of the Foundations and charities that he supports are:

  • North Shore Animal League
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Fund
  • Janie’s Fund
  • He also helps causes related to Children, Cancer, Animals and Abuse


Howard Stern is the highest paid radio personality, and his career has seen good times as of the past few years. He is one of the most wanted figures and is paid a decent amount for all his shows and events. But having the platform Stern does, I feel Howard lacks in the philanthropy department. He needs to use his wealth and status to benefit the poor part of society.

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