Michael Anthony Strahan is a football player who played as a defensive end for the New York Giants for 15 years.
After retiring from his NFL career, he became a football analyst and co-host in Good Morning America. He also became a co-host of the daytime talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa.
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Michael Strahan’s Net Worth and Salary!
Michael Strahan’s net worth is estimated at around $65 million as of 2021. He earns around $17 million per year from his professional career.
As a defensive end for New York Giants for 15 years, he earned over $60 million in salary. In 2002 alone, he was believed to have earned a whopping $20.5 million.
In just 7 years, he earned over $57 million.
After retiring from his football career, he started working as an entrepreneur, journalist, and TV personality. In 2011, he launched his talent management, music branding, and production company, called SMAC Entertainment.
His company has already collaborated with HBO, DIRECTV, Showtime, ABC, CBS, NFL Network, and such other companies. SMAC also produced its own clothing brands like MSX by Michael Strahan and WEAR by Erin Andrews.
He has also earned from endorsing brands like M&M Candies, Pepper Soda, Pizza Hut, Meta Health Bars, and so on.
Career in Media
Michael joined Fox NFL Sunday pregame show on June 24, 2008. Ten years later, he became the host of Fox NFL Thursday pregame show.
On October 1, 2010, he joined Kelly as a guest host in Live! with Regis and Kelly. Regis Philbin left the show in 2011 and Michael started co-hosting the show on September 4, 2012.
In 2012, he made around $10 million as a part of daytime shows.
Strahan left Live! with Kelly and Michael in 2016 to work on Good Morning America. He won Daytime Emmys twice for the show.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer also became the host of The $100,000 Pyramid in 2016. The series has been renewed for five seasons.
Michael’s Real Estate Properties
Michael Strahan purchased his first house in 1997 in Houston for $163,000. In 2000, he bought a house on Gregorian Heights for $1.3 million.
Seven years later, he sold his Montclair mansion for $3.6 million and bought a $1.665 million mansion in Lower Manhattan a year later. The property in Lower Manhattan was later sold for $2.4 million in 2014.
When he was together with Nicole Mitchell Murphy, he purchased another house for $17 million. In 2015, he sold his Los Angeles home for $21.5 million.
Michael’s Car Collection!
Michael Strahan bought his first car, 1993 GMC Typhoon after he got drafted into the New York Giants. He purchased a 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo the next year.
Some of his cars include 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 1990 Lamborghini LM002, 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, 2012 Rolls-Royce Drophead, and 2015 Porsche GT3 RS among others.
Strahan learned to drive in his sibling’s car, a manual 1984 VW Golf GTI.
Paid a Hefty Divorce Alimony
When Michael divorced his second wife, Jean Muggli, he had to pay her a whopping $15.3 million as the divorce alimony. In addition to it, he paid her $18 thousand per month as child support. In 2008, after retiring from the NFL, child support was reduced to $13,000.
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