The former NFL player, Michael Strahan, is a two-time Emmy Award winner, which is not an ordinary thing. He has an amazing net worth of $65 million. He has earned such amazing fortune by working for over 15 years as a footballer and after that, as a TV personality. Looking at his awards and career, we already know why his net worth is so high.
Let's go into details of his net worth and salary.
Strahan has earned his net worth of $55 million as in 2016, which now stands at around $65 million, by working very hard. The major source of his net worth is his daytime talk show "Live with Kelly and Michael" at present.
However, when he worked as an NFL player, his net worth is said to have been $60 million which was solely based on his salary. In 2002, Strahan had signed a 7-year contract which was worth $46.298 million.
Image: Michael Strahan
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Talking about Strahan’s residency, he has an alluring mansion in Los Angeles which is worth $17 million, which he sold for $21.5 million in 2015. It is a 9-bedroom and 14-bath traditionally styled house, which is spread over an area of 15,600 square foot. His mansion has other facilities such as a home gym complete with attached bathroom and massage table, a walk-in safe/bank vault, and a Prohibition-style wine cellar/drinking lounge. There’s even a private elevator that connects the three levels and not to forget, a 59-foot swimming pool.
In 2015, Strahan was the 11th highest-paid retired athlete as he had an annual salary of $17 million. At present, Strahan has not disclosed his salary, but we know that he earns a lot just by looking at his net worth.
Image: Michael Strahan with his "Good Morning America" co-host
Source: E! Online
Strahan’s career in NFL began in 1993 while he got selected 40th overall in the NFL draft, by the New York Giants. He became Giant’s full-time starter during the second year in the league and did not speak of stopping there. In 1998, he set an NFL single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001. In his final game, he was ranked fifth in NFL’s history with 141.5 quarterback sacks. In 2007, he helped his club win its first Super Bowl victory in nearly two decades.
When he retired from NFL, he said,
I just hope people can say he was a great defensive end, he helped us win, he's a motivator, and he’s a team leader. And you're going to miss me when I leave.
After his retirement, he became a football analyst for FOX Sports. Besides, he was also seen in many commercials of the Subway sandwich chain. In 2009, he appeared in Fox’s ‘Brothers’. After that, he became the co-host of ‘Live! With Kelly’ in 2012, which was later renamed as ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’. In 2014, he was hired as a part-time correspondent for ‘Good Morning America’. In 2016, he announced that he was leaving ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ to work full time on "Good Morning America".
Strahan won the Daytime Emmy award twice: in 2015 and 2016 for his outstanding performance in his talk show. Besides, he has been nominated multiple times for People’s Choice Award and Sports Emmy Award.
Image: Michale Strahan
Source: CBS Sports
Being the recipient of Emmy award not once but twice is not everyone’s cup of tea. It surely does prove that he deserves his net worth and salary in his career.
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