About Howard Stern
Radio DJ and talk-show host Howard Stern was born in New York City, in 1954. This star who calls himself “King of the Media” first gained prominence among the radio listeners in the Big Apple and later went national. In 2004 Stern was forced to withdraw into satellite radio, as his uncensored and often vulgar language prompted repeated fines from FCC. He is also an accomplished author: in 1993 Howard published an autobiography Private Paris, which topped the best-sellers list. According to the latest estimations, Howard Stern net worth amounts to $500 dollars.
The future millionaire spent his childhood in one of the smallest towns in Rod Island, Roosevelt, where his parents Ben and Ray resided. Since the day Howard and his sister learned to talk, Bob, who owned a recording studio, taped their little “interviews”. The older Howard got the more serious questions his father started to ask: Bob pumped his son out about current events and even politics. Not always knowing what he’s talking about, Stern contrived to use sarcasm and irony as a means to evade the question. On the one hand, the specific sense of humor the boy has developed has brought him some troubles, as it annoyed his father. On the other hand, it sure helped him in pursuing career on the radio and indirectly boosted Howard Stern net worth to its current heights.
His love for performing, which has also contributed to Howard Stern net worth growth, unfolded at the early age. As a kid he used to stage small puppet shows for his friends, using the family’s garage as his theatre. At first Ray, who was convinced that this is a great way for her overly-energetic son to express himself, encouraged Stern’s hobby. However, her opinion changed as she witnessed the puppets coming alive herself. The future “King of the Media” called his performances “The Perverted Marionette Shows” for a good reason: in his garage puppets acted far from innocent. Although Howard’s shows brought nothing but a headache for his mother, his friend could watch him them for hours, begging him to put together one more play again and again.
Howard started his professional career on the college radio and went on to work as a DJ on various commercial radio stations from Washington D.C. to Connecticut, Hartford and Detroit. Howard Stern net worth growth gained momentum in the mid 1980s, as he landed a contract with New-York based radio station K-Rock. Ever since his show was first aired on the radio, the number of Stern’s listeners has expended at geometric progression, taking his career to the new heights. Soon his program was aired not only in the Big Apple, but also in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, New Orleans, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas.