American sports columnist, TV personality, and author, Skip Bayless, has an estimated net worth of $13 million as of 2018. He is best known as the commentator on ESPN2's First Take alongside Stephen A. Smith.
However, the 66-year-old in 2016, shook the world as he left ESPN and joined ventures with FOX and the contract and salary between him and FOX was even a bigger shock.
So, without further ado, let's find out more about his net worth, salary, and properties.
Skip Bayless Net Worth and Salary
As of 2018, the TV personality Skip Bayless has an estimated net worth of $13 million while just a few years back in 2016, his net worth was estimated to be $7 million.
This sudden yet drastic increment in his net worth is all thanks to his new contract deal with FOX. In 2016, the news took the internet by storm as it is revealed that Bayless signed deals with FOX according to which the media outlet would be paying him $5.5 million a year for four years straight added by a $4 million signing bonus.
This means that Bayless will be making a hefty $26 million by the end of 2020. He can be considered one of the highest paid people in his field with such a massive salary of $5.5 million per annum.
Watch Skip Bayless on Fox.
Likewise, moving to Fox was also a massive step for Bayless as he has always been outspoken about being underpaid by ESPN. During an interview, he revealed that even though his show was a massive success on ESPN, he was the most underpaid on-air talent at ESPN for 12 years.
Watch Skip Bayless say goodbye on ESPN's First Take.
While the exact figures on the paycheque he received from ESPN throughout the 12 years are unknown, right now it does not matter, as he is making millions of dollars on an annual basis. And by the end of 2020, his net worth can also be expected to increase very drastically like from 2016 to 2018.
Moreover, details about his recent net worth and salaries are readily available, but other information related to his cars, houses, and other assets are unknown.
Skip Bayless Career Achievements
Skip Bayless is indeed a legend in his field as the sports columnist, and he has been honored quite a few times in the past. In 2008, Bayless was inducted into the Oklahoma City Wall of Fame as one of the five members of Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame's inaugural class.
Likewise, in 2012, he was nominated for a Sports Emmy Awards under the category, Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst. In the year, he also co-received People's Voice Award under the category Video Remixes/Mashups alongside DJ Steve Porter.
Watch the music video here.
They won the award for All He Does Is Win which is a mashup of clips featuring Bayless defending Tim Tebow very passionately.