Howard Stern Net Worth

$650 Million

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What is Howard Stern’s net worth?

Net Worth:$650 Million
Born:January 12, 1954
Height:1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Entrepreneur
Last Updated:August 2, 2022


As of February 2023, Howard Stern’s net worth is estimated to be $650 Million. He is an actor, producer, and television personality from Queens, New York. Stern gained his recognition when he accepted a marketing role at Benton & Bowles.

He became widely popular thanks to “The Howard Stern Show,” an American radio program that was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He signed a five-year $500 million contract with Sirius Satelite Radio and debuted his show on January 9, 2006. On December 9, 2020, it was confirmed that he signed a 5-year extension deal with Sirius that is worth $120 million per year and $600 million in total.

Stern is known for being one of the most successful and highest-paid radio personalities of all time. 


Key Facts

• He has earned over $1 billion since he joined Sirius Satellite Radio

• He earned hundreds of millions from his previous contracts

• He earns around $90 million per year after production costs

• Nets around $333k per show after taxes and other costs

• He owns $100 million worth of real estate

• His New York City penthouse is reported to be worth over $50 million

• His NYC apartment has 5 units and features 8,000 square feet

• He paid $20 million for an empty lot in the Hamptons in 2005

• He bought a $52m mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2013

• He custom-built a 16,000-square-foot mansion on the lot


Early Life

Howard Allan Stern was born in the Jackson Heights area of Queens in New York City on January 12, 1954. Stern is the second child of Ray and Ben Schiffman. His parents are Jewish, and their families are from Hungary and Poland. His mother was an office clerk in New York City. His father served in the army during World War II and later worked as a radio engineer at WHOM in Manhattan. He was also a co-owner of a recording studio in Manhattan, Aura Recording Inc., where commercials and cartoons were created. Howard also has an older sister, Ellen.

When Howard was 1 year old, the family moved to Roosevelt, where he attended Washington Rose Elementary School. When Stern was 15, he moved to Rockville Center, New York, with his family. He enrolled at South Side High School in 1969 and graduated in 1972.

Stern had wished to be on radio shows since he was five years old. He pursued his career as a radio host during his years in college. He worked at the college radio station WTBU starting during his sophomore year. He was granted admission to Boston University’s School of Public Communication in 1974. Two years later, Stern graduated magna cum laude from Boston University.



Howard Stern started his career as a radio host in 1979 when he worked for Radio & Records as a morning host at WWWW, a commercial FM radio station. His efforts paid off for him with initial industry recognition, winning a Billboard Award for Personality of the Year.

Stern moved to a radio station in WWDC Washington, where he started to plan a new show. WWDC offered Stern to sign a one-year contract but later decided to sign with WNBC in 1982. 

In Washington DC, Stern made significant career inroads after he met a nurse from the U.S Air force and a newswoman who later became a part of the Stern radio.

In 1985 Stern signed on with the New York-based K-Rock, which took his radio career to pioneering heights. A year after his arrival, he broke into the big markets by starting his own show, “The Howard Stern Show.”

Stern’s show was a breakthrough in his career, and he later released his autobiography Private Parts, which got more than 500,000 copies in print in its first month.

After his autobiography, he starred in films Private Parts and Ryder, P.I. He has released plenty of albums, and in 2011 he replaced Piers Morgan as a judge on America’s Got Talent.

Since then, Stern has gained incredible net worth and has collaborated with celebrities, including the likes of Simon Cowell, Paul Giamatti, Michael Cera, and much more.

Stern was named by Forbes as the world’s highest-paid media personality and the fifth highest-earning worldwide.

As of February 2023, Howard Stern’s net worth is $650 Million.


Private Parts

Stern signed a $1 million deal with Simon & Schuster in 1993 to write his memoir “Private Parts.” The book was released in October 1993 and became an immediate hit. The first print run of 225,000 copies sold out within hours of going on sale. The book became the fastest-selling book in the history of Simon & Schuster. It stayed on top of the “New York Times” bestseller list for 20 weeks.

The feature film adaptation of “Private Parts” hit theatres in 1997. Stern appeared in the film along with several of his radio show staff, including Robin Quivers, Fed Norris, Gary Dell’Abate, and Jackie Martling. The film was ranked as the number one hit at the US box office on its opening weekend. It grossed a domestic total of $41.2 million at the end of its theatrical run.



Here are some of the best highlights of Howard Stern’s career:

  • 50 Ways to Rank Your Mother (Album, 1982)
  • The Howard Stern Show (1987-1992)
  • Private Parts: The Album (Album, 1997)
  • Satellite Awards (Best Actor In Motion Picture, 1998)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award (Favorite Male Newcomer, 1998)
  • Adult Video News Award (2000)
  • Howard Stern on Demand (2005-2006)
  • America’s Got Talent (2006-)


Personal Life

Howard Stern married Alison Berns on June 4, 1978, in Brookline, Massachusetts, when they were both 24 years old. He met her through a mutual friend while he was a student at Boston University. They have 3 daughters: Emily Beth (born in 1983), Debra Jennifer (born in 1986), and Ashley Jade (born in 1993). The couple separated in October 1999 and divorced in 2001.

Stern dated model Angie Everhart and actress Robin Givens in the period between his separation from Berns and meeting model and television host Beth Ostrosky. Stern started dating Ostrosky in 2000. They got engaged on February 14, 2007, and married in October of the following year at Le Cirque restaurant in New York City.

Stern and Ostrosky support the North Shore Animal League of America. The couple has fostered nearly 900 cats together. They have four cats of their own. They are called Bella, Yoda, Walter, and Pebble.

Howard suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. He talked about his battle with the condition in his 1995 book “Miss America.” He uses Transcendental Mediation which was also used by his parents since the early 1970s.


Real Estate

In 1998, Stern bought a 4,000-square-foot apartment on the 54th floor of the Millenium Tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for $4.9 million. He then bought the adjoining unit of 1,011 square-foot for $5.75 million.

In 2008, he bought another two apartments on the 53rd floor, located just below his aforementioned penthouse. He paid $15.1 million for both units.

In 2013, Stern and his wife bought a 12-bedroom mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, for $52 million.


Favorite Quotes from Howard Stern

“I’m sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don’t think there’s any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.” -Howard Stern 

“And rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of emotions. If you’re going to be strong on the radio, you got to let it all out, even the ugly stuff. And you can’t apologize for it.” -Howard Stern 

“I’ve actually apologized to some people I was a real jerk too because I feel ashamed. I didn’t need to be that hungry. There was something going on inside me when I was angry and feeling very threatened and not feeling good about myself.” -Howard Stern 

“Okay, well, I guess I’m still a kid. Because when I get really angry and fired up and I feel like my back is up against the wall, I will say vicious things.” -Howard Stern 

“I’ve never come into anything successful before. I’ve always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose.” -Howard Stern


Life Lessons from Howard Stern

  1. Be authentic. After graduating from Boston University, Howard landed his first professional radio presenter gig. However, he turned it down as he thought he wasn’t good enough. One year later, he decided to broadcast his insecurities on air which helped them overcome them.
  2. It’s not always about the money. Stern’s decision to turn down his first broadcaster gig shows that money is not always a priority. Sometimes, you must work out your insecurities and fears, especially when they could affect your brand.
  3. Have time for family. Howard has spent most of his 80s and 90s focusing on his career rather than family life. He has since regretted it. This might be one of the reasons why his marriage didn’t work out.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much is Howard Stern worth?

Howard Stern’s net worth is estimated to be $650 Million.

How old is Howard Stern?

Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954, and is currently 69 years old.

How tall is Howard Stern?

Howard Stern’s height is 1.96 m, which is equal to 6 ft 5 in.


Howard Stern is one of the most successful radio hosts of all time. There is no wonder why his net worth is incredibly high. Stern has got several awards and nominations for his work.

We don’t only know him from radio, as he’s also had big success throughout his career as a producer and a television personality. He is the world’s highest-paid media personality, earning the fifth highest worldwide. 

As of February 2023, Howard Stern’s net worth is estimated to be an incredible $650 Million. 

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