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Stephen A Smith: Net Worth and Career of the Outspoken Sports Analyst

Stephen A Smith is an American sports personality. Stephen A Smith is one of the loudest and most entertaining sports analysts on television and radio. He has also had guest appearances on the hit TV show General Hospital. Before becoming a figurehead of American sports media, Stephen A Smith started his career with the Winston-Salem Journal. He is one of the most popular sports analysts in American sports broadcasting history. He is widely rumoured to be the highest paid sports analyst at ESPN (and perhaps in all of American sports media). Stephen A Smith’s net worth as of 2020 is $10 million.

For a long time, Stephen A Smith has been a featured columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. His relationship with the Inquirer ended in 2008, and within the same year, he launched his own blog, stephena.com. He returned to the Inquirer two years later but it was under the condition that he would remove all the politically charged content from his website and cable news programs. Stephen A Smith is also a featured columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNNY.com.

Stephen A Smith: All You Need to Know

When was Stephen A Smith born?

Stephen A Smith was born on October 14, 1967, within the Bronx, New York, to African-American parents. Except for Smith’s maternal grandmother who was white, the remainder of his grandparents were black. His father ran a hardware store. He has five siblings: four older sisters and one younger brother, Basil, who died in a car accident on October 1992. 

Where did Stephen A Smith study?

Stephen went to Edison highschool in Queens. After graduating from high school, Stephen A Smith went on to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for a year. Before his sophomore year, Stephen A Smith received a basketball scholarship to study at Wisdom-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Stephen A Smith promptly transferred. While still in college, Smith played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. While Smith was still a member of the basketball roster, he wrote a column in the University’s official newspaper, asking for coach Gaines to retire because of health reasons.

Stephen A Smith is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fellowship, an international fellowship with more than 750 undergraduate and graduate sections. Omega Psi Phi mainly consists of African-American member. 

Stephen A Smith: Career in print media and broadcasting

Stephen A Smith became a contributor for Fox Sports Radio and famously predicted that LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh would all sign with Miami Heat in 2010. Stephen A Smith is also the person that broke the news of Allen Iverson’s retirement to the public. 

Stephen A Smith is best known for his appearances on ESPN as a basketball and football analyst on ESPN’s superhit sports talk show “First Take”. He used to appear alongside Skip Bayless and Cari Champion in the beginning. Skip Bayless moved to Fox Sports 1 and appears on the Undisputed with Skip and Shannon show. Cari Champion was given her own show on ESPN. The current First Take lineup consists of analysts Stephen A Smith, Max Kellerman and hostess Molly Qerim. ESPN’s Ros Gold Onwude also serves as a hostess on quite a few occasions.

Stephen A Smith is very famous for his loud and outspoken personality. He is known for his hot takes and a very rich and colourful vocabulary. Stephen A Smith is very famous for his disdain directed towards the fans of the Dallas Cowboys. He is very well known for expressing lots of joy every time the Dallas Cowboys lose a game. He finds Dallas Cowboys fans “nauseating and disgusting” and they make him “wanna vomit”.

Stephen A Smith also calls the Dallas Cowboys team “The Accident Waiting to Happen”. Excerpts from his different takes on the topic were taken and auto tuned to make a small song.

Even after all of that hilarious drama, Stephen A Smith has a surprisingly good relationship with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Stephen A Smith is known for his provocative analyses and aggressive performances on the shows he is a part of. He has experienced a number of controversies in his career due to his motormouth. At one point, he was accused of passing sexist comments about some players, and at another point of time, he allegedly suggested that Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly was racist for trading away running back LeSean McCoy for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

A lot of people seem to find Stephen A Smith very annoying. Hilariously enough, Stephen A Smith embraced that wholeheartedly and famously anointed himself as “the most annoying personality in sports”. 

Who is Stephen A Smith married to?

Stephen A Smith has kept his romantic life very discreet. While he openly and frequently talks about his relationships with his sisters and deceased mother, he has never spoken about a girlfriend/wife. The jury is out on whether Stephen A Smith is married or in a relationship. Some people have even claimed that Stephen A Smith might be gay. 

He is almost never seen in public with an apparently “special” woman. However, in a rare event, he was seen with a female friend in 2011 at the Steve Harvey Foundation’s second annual gala held in Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City.

How many children does Stephen A Smith have?

Some time ago, there was a rumour circulating that Stephen A Smith has a nine year old son. However, the rumour was never confirmed and Smith doesn’t have any children. He doesn’t have a girlfriend or wife either. 

How was Stephen A Smith’s relationship with his mother?

Unlike his dubious secret about his wife or the other lover, Stephen A Smith was particularly vehement about his mother Janet Smith, her immeasurable contributions to her success and her place in his life. Stephen A Smith’s mother passed away after a long and painful battle with cancer on June 1st, 2017. He paid a lengthy tribute to her on the air, calling her “the best woman he has ever known”.

What is Stephen A Smith’s net worth?

Stephen A Smith has a net worth of $10 million, earning a salary of approximately $3.5 million through his work as a sports analyst at ESPN. He is most famous for appearing on the First Take show alongside Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim. He also frequently appears on other ESPN sports shows such as SportsCenter, Get Up, and NBA Countdown. He signed a multi-year contract with ESPN in 2014 and also hosts “The Stephen A Smith Show” on Chris Russo Sports Radio: Mad Dog Sports Radio (SIRIUS XM Radio, channel 82). He receives $1 million a year for his show on Sirius XM.

How tall is Stephen A Smith?

Stephen A Smith stands 185 centimetres or 6 feet 1 inch tall. His height is not surprising considering the fact that he played college basketball on a scholarship.

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