Stephen A. Smith Biography

( 1967 - )
January 31, 2019
First published on:April 23, 2016
by Jack Ol

Facts of Stephen A. Smith

Date of Birth: 1967, October 14
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: libra
Birth Name Stephen Anthony Smith
Famous Name Stephen A. Smith
Mother Janet Smith
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Birth Place New York City, New York
Net Worth $10 Million
Weight in KG $3.5 Million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Currently Married N/A
Divorce N/A

Stephen A. Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, sports journalist, and actor. He is currently serving as a commentator on ESPN First Take, where he appears with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim.

 

Stephen A. Smith is rumored to be married. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2018 and earns $3.5 million per annum as salary.

Stephen A. Smith Early Life

Stephen A. Smith was born as Stephen Anthony Smith on 14 October 1967, to an American parent, Janet Smith in a New York City, the United States of America. The Yankie reporter is the eldest child in his family and grew up along with a younger brother and four younger sisters in Hollis section of Queens.

His father, who was an outstanding baseball player, divorced his mother and married another woman later. He also has a half-brother from his father's side 

He attended Thomas Edison High School and further joined the Winston-Salem State University.

Stephen A. Smith Salary, Net Worth, and Height

Stephen A. Smith has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2018, including all of his properties and earnings. As per the deal signed with ESPN in 2014, his annual salary was reported to be $3 million. However, he is currently receiving an annual salary of $3.5 and $1 million from his SiriusXM radio show.

Earlier while working for Fox Sports Radio, his salary was reported to be about $1 million.

Smith is also looking to grab a lucrative deal with ESPN just like Skip Bayless signed with Fox Sports worth $25 million.

 Stephen A Smith owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by him include Range Rover, Chevrolet, and BMW.

Stephen A. Smith is 6 feet and 1 inch tall in height. He is earning a fruitful salary from various sources. He might also have some amount from his movie career.

Stephen A. Smith Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, after studying the Fashion Institute of Technology for 1 year, he accepted a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University and played basketball in his college career. 

He started his print media career with the Winston-Salem Journal, the Greensboro News, and Record and the New York Daily News.

Since 1994, he started reporting college games and watched for the youngsters with potential and reported the games as well. Smith predicted that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh would all sign with the Miami Heat during 2010 picks.

Further, Stephen A. Smith, in the studio with Steve Levy following the fight, discussed and predicted the super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather and even predicted Floyd to win the boxing match

After contributing as a successful sports journalist and sports radio host he started his television career from CNN/SI in 1999.

Currently, he works as a sports analyst for ESPN. The sportscaster is very straightforward with his words and people really believe words that he speaks, which has established him as a homely name in American sports media.

Stephen A. Smith has a brief acting career. He has appeared in ABC soap opera General Hospital as a reporter and has also portrayed in Chris Rock motion picture I Think I Love My Wife.

On Wednesday’s episode of ESPN’s “First Take” Smith talked about why Aaron Rodgers should demand a trade from Packers.

First Take Catchphrases

Smith is recognized for his frequent of catchphrases while hosting First Take, like blasphemous when describing something shocking that does not make taste to him.

Furthermore, the day later the initial game of the 2018 NBA Finals, which saw Cleveland Cavaliers rooster J.R. Smith dribbles the ball out in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter rather than attempt to break the tied score and bring the Cavaliers the triumph against the Golden State Warriors.

Smith jokingly passed his "Stay off the weed!" comment at the demand of the live crowd attending the live First Take taping in Oakland, earning praise from the crowd and his First Take co-hosts. The Warriors eventually won the series and the NBA championship in a four-game sweep.

The controversial ESPN host also talked about wide receiver Josh Gordon's ongoing battle with drug addiction and mental health issues recently in December 2018.

 

Stephen A. Smith was criticized by fans and reporters for his controversial statement over Gordon.

Personal Life of Stephen A. Smith

Accounting his personal life and affairs, the reporter so far has managed his personal life away from the razzle-dazzle of the media. According to the sources, currently 50, Stephen A. Smith rumored to be married but has not opened up anything.

He has kept his personal life low profiled and has never revealed anything about his love life. Even after being a phenomenal sports reporter, he manages to keep his personal life away from the limelight. The unmarried journalist isn't caught in any gay rumors hence we believe he is straight.

Extremely active in social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, A. Smith has not posted a single picture with a lady who is assumed to be his potential wife or girlfriend. 

He has never dictated about his married life. He doesn’t have any children either. He can be a married man but no any confirmed information is revealed, to assert it. He is very dedicated towards his job and has never been in controversies and rumors.

He is also successful in his acting career and made his appearance in the movie "I Think I Love My Wife" released in 2007. He also appeared in commercials including “The Little Voice in Your Stomach”.

Smith was in a feud with basketball player Stephen Curry's wife Ayesha Curry after he made controversial comments on her. 



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