Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality who has been active since 1975. He was born on January 12, 1954 (66 years), in Queens, New York City, US. His parents were Ray and Ben Stern- his mother Ray was an office clerk who later also worked as an inhalation therapist and his father Ben served in U.S. Army in California during the war and later as a co-owner and operator at Aura Recording Inc. in Manhattan. He has an older sister called ‘Ellen’ who is allegedly very quiet and shy.
Howard Stern Body Measurements
Stern is 6ft 5in tall and weighs around 85kg. He has blue eyes and he has curly black hair.
Howard Stern Career Details
Stern started his radio career early on when he joined a rock station WCCC in Connecticut as a ‘wild, fun morning guy’ in 1979. He left WCCC in 1980 and joined another rock station called WWWW as the morning host. He tried his best to make the show popular but left after two weeks when nothing worked well. He then started working at a rock station called WWDC in Washington, D.C., and in about a year, his show was the second-highest-rated morning show in the city. Stern then left that job and started working for WNBC in 1982. Stern’s show at WNBC was closely monitored and he was prohibited from saying things of religious or sexual nature in his show. His popularity kept on growing despite the restrictions and in May 1985, His how claimed the highest ratings at WNBC in four years. He was fired from WNBC in 1985 when he continued talking on topics that were prohibited by the management.
In 1990, Stern held a pay-per-view special called ‘The Miss Howard Stern New Year’s Eve Pageant’ which was purchased by about 400,000 households breaking the subscriber record. He then became the host of Saturday night Variety television show ‘The Howard Stern Show’. The show became very famous and often beat Saturday Night Live in terms of ratings.
In 1994, Stern announced that he was going to run for the Governor of New York but he withdrew his candidacy when he was asked to reveal his income and financial details. In 1995, he signed a deal of around $3 million with ReganBooks to write his book ‘Miss America.’
He launched two channels Howard 100 and Howard 101 in 2005. He was even ranked seven on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 in June 2006. In 2011, Stern appeared as a judge on America’s Got Talent and continued as a judge in the eighth, ninth and tenth seasons. His third book titled ‘Howard Stern Comes Again’ was released on May 14, 2019.
Howard Stern Net Worth, Car And House
It is estimated that Stern’s net worth is $650 million. He is believed to be one of the biggest radio hosts of all time. He has many lavish homes and owns a variety of properties across the US. In 2008, he bought two apartments worth $15.1 million in Manhattan’s Millennium Tower. These apartments were located just below his already existing penthouse on the 54th floor of the same building. This penthouse was bought in 1998 for $4.75 million.
Similarly, he bought an empty lot on Southampton, New York in 2005 for $20 million and has now built a lavish and beautiful house there. It is believed that the house has guest suites, multiple stone fireplaces, a bowling alley, a stunning pool, and much more. He also purchased a house in Palm Beach, Florida for $52 million in 2018. This house is spread over 3.25 acres, has twelve bedrooms, a swimming pool, and so on.
He bought a Chevrolet Corvette in 2017. The details about his current cars are not available.
Howard Stern Dating History, Marriage Details, Kids
Stern met Alison Berns while studying at Boston University and they started dating. They later got married on June 4, 1978, at the Temple Ohabei Shalom in Massachusetts. They have three daughters together- Emily Beth, Debra Jennifer, and Ashley Jade. Stern and Berns got separated in 1999 and the divorce was finalized in 2001.
He then started dating Beth Ostrosky in 2000 and their engagement was announced on February 14, 2007. They got married on October 3, 2008, in New York and have been married ever since.
Howard Stern Humanitarian Work
Stern supports various charities such as Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and North Shore Animal League America. He adopted a pescetarian diet in 2012 because of his love for animals. He supports various causes focused on cancer, children, abuse, animals, and so on but do not like to talk about it.