Howard Stern Bio, Family, Facts, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

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Howard Allan Stern is a well-known American television host, actor, radio jockey, and author.

This article will tell you about his family, facts, personal life, career, achievements, and net worth.


Full Name Howard Allan Stern
Nationality American
Famous for Radio & TV Personality
Date of Birth January 12, 1954 AD
Age 67 Years (as of 2021)
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Birthplace Queens, New York, United States
Height 1.96m
Father Ben Stern
Mother Ray Stern
Siblings Allen Stern
Spouse Alison Berns (m. 1978 – 2001) Beth Ostrosky Stern (m. 2008)
Children Ashley Jade Stern, Emily Beth Stern, Deborah Jennifer Stern
Net Worth $670 million (estimated in 2021)

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Howard Allan Stern is a well-known American television host, actor, radio jockey, and author. He started his career as a Marketing Executive and later worked as a Broadcast Salesman, working his way through to noon at a radio station, eventually becoming the station’s Production Manager. Stern has worked with many radio stations including WWWW, WWDC, WNBC, and WXRK. He became a national sensation when his “The Howard Stern Show” gained popularity all over the United States. The show, which first aired in 1986, was widely broadcast until it was finally pulled off the air in 2005. During its career, The Howard Stern Show gained 20 million listeners and was broadcast in 60 markets. Howard is also known for his TV shows, such as “The Howard Stern Show” and “The Howard Stern Interview”. His book “Private Parts” became a bestseller and was later turned into a film in which he appeared himself. Stern is best known for his self-proclaimed “King of All Media” as his contribution to major entertainment platforms has been enormous over the years.

Childhood and Early Life:

Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Queens, New York, the United States, the son of Ben and Ray Stern. He grew up with his older sister Ellen in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. Howard was extroverted, while his sister was relatively calm in her routine. His father, Ben, served in the US Army and later took over as a radio engineer. His mother Ray worked as an office worker and later became a respiratory therapist. A year after Howard was born, his family moved to Roosevelt, New York, where he completed his studies. His education is from “Washington Rose Elementary” and “Roosevelt High School”. He also attended a Hebrew school and named it Zvi, a well-known Jewish name. When he was young, he was interested in dolls and ran doll shows to entertain his friends.

Howard Stern also took piano lessons and with his friends formed a band called “The Electric Comic Book”. He wanted to become a radio knight from the age of five and persuaded his father to build a fictional studio in their basement. While Roosevelt was experiencing an increase in the dominance of the black community, his family moved to Rockville when he was 15 years old. In Rockville, he attended Southside High School, graduating in 1972. He then completed his BA in Communications from Boston University, where he worked for the campus radio station. Howard Stern started playing music and reading news to his listeners and then went on to host interviews and live shows. He eventually received a Class 1 wireless operator license from the Federal Communications Commission. Then, he got his first professional job with WNTN, Massachusetts in 1975.


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Howard Stern began his career as Executive Director of Marketing for New York’s advertising agency Benton and Bowles. Then he joined the agency’s creative department. However, he always knew that he wanted to work in a radio station, and thus he started looking for work in the entertainment field. He got a job as a radio salesman where he was working his way up to deal with a four-hour noon shift at the radio station. He later became the station’s production manager. Besides his production work, he began to participate in commercials and comedies that made him popular among his listeners. His first independent show was with the radio station WWWW. Although the station was not doing well, his work was recognized and won a Billboard Award for ‘Album-Oriented Rock Personality of the Year’ in 1980. Despite their best efforts, WWWW failed to live up to popularity, thus he was forced to resign.

Stern then went on to host WWDC morning shows in Washington, DC. His shows were an instant success and he landed a five-year contract with WNBC. He took over the contract and also agreed to host an afternoon session with WNBC. This led to many differences with WWDC’s management, but its offerings were widely appreciated and ratings rose dramatically in the United States. In August 1982, he began his stint on WNBC and made his debut on the TV talk show “Late Night with David Letterman”. He also appeared in “People” magazine, which added to his popularity. However, he also had disagreements with WNBC management, which resulted in his contract being terminated in 1985. After being fired by WNBC, he began performing live in clubs and other venues that brought him closer to his fans.

Later Works:

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It wasn’t long before Infinity Broadcasting offered Howard Stern a contract to host the evening schedule for his WXRK rock station. By 1986, he was adventuring more on television and appearing as the host of several programs, including “The Late Show,” “Howard Stern’s Negligee & Underpants Party,” and “The Howard Stern Show.” He interacted with Simon and Schuster and wrote his first book, Special Parts, which became a bestseller. Another book, Miss America, followed in 1995. Stern founded Howard Stern for both original film and television productions and co-development companies in 1994. Its company has been recognized as one of the best production companies. In 1997, the movie adaptation of his book Private Parts was released with Stern on his head. The film’s soundtrack was featured on “Billboard 200” and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Beginning in 2000, Howard Stern began to devote his time to television productions. He also started hosting many shows. In late 2004, Howard signed a five-year, $ 500 million contract with Sirius Satellite Radio, a dependent satellite radio station To subscribe, which is exempt from FCC broadcast regulations. He developed his interest in photography and worked with WHIRL Magazine and North Shore Animal League. Then he founded his own “Conlon Road Photography” photography company in 2011. In late 2011, Stern replaced Pierce Morgan as a judge on America’s Got Talent in its seventh season. He continued his role until the end of the show’s tenth season. He released his third book, “Howard Stern Comes Again” in May 2019.

Major Works:

Stern TV programs include The Howard Stern Show (1987) and (1990-1992), The Howard Stern Interview (1992-1993), The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998-2001), and Howard Stern On-Demand (2005-2013). He has appeared in several films such as “Ryder, P.I.” (1986) and Private Parts (1997). Stern released some successful albums such as “50 Ways to Rank Your Mother” (1982), “Crucified By the FCC” (1991), and Private Parts: The Album (1997).

Awards and Achievements:

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In 1998, Howard Stern won a Blockbuster Entertainment award in the “Favorite New Man” category for his performance in “Private Parts.” He was awarded the Special Achievement Award in the 2000 Adult Video News Awards. He was included in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012. In August 2015, Stern was named Best Paid Media Personality by Forbes magazine.

Personal Life:

Howard Stern and his wife Alison Berns

Howard Stern married his Boston University girlfriend Alison Burns at Temple O’Habi Shalom in Brooklyn, Massachusetts on June 4, 1978, and they have three daughters, Emily, Debra, and Ashley. In October 1999, he decided to live separately in an apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side due to work stress. He later settled on an amicable divorce in 2001. In the interim, he dated Angie Everhart and Robin Givens. Later, he struck up a relationship with presenter and model Beth Ostrosky, whom he married in October 2008. Stern became addicted to hemp, Quaaludes, and LSD. Then he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder until his mother introduced him to Transcendental Meditation, and put him back on the right track.


In 1992, Howard Stern granted himself the title of “King of All Media,” a widely accepted title. In March 1994, he applied for the position of Governor of New York but withdrew his candidacy because he did not wish to disclose his income. He was honored with a bill in his name that would restrict construction on state highways during nighttime hours on Long Island.

Net Worth:

Howard Stern has an estimated net worth of almost $670 million (estimated in 2021).


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