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A.J. Calloway was born on 29 August 1974, in New Jersey USA, of African-American descent. He is a television personality and entrepreneur, best known for hosting the BET music countdown show “106 & Park”, and the entertainment news show “Extra” on Entertainment Television.
So just how rich is A.J. Calloway now? According to sources, Calloway has earned a net worth over $4 million, as of early 2017. His fortune has been established through his involvement in showbiz which began at the start of the millenium.
A. J. Calloway Net Worth $4 million
Calloway grew up in New Jersey, where he attended Newark’s Saint Benedict’s Prep School. He later enrolled at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., majoring in International Business.
His interest in the entertainment world was revealed during his high-school days, when he began to promote parties and fundraisers for various organizations. While attending Howard, he pursued a marketing and promotions career, opening his own promotion company. He became involved in various events of the university, being credited for creating some of its best homecoming events.
After college, Calloway went on with the business, moving to New York City, where he continued to create events for numerous organizations he became involved in, mastering his skills and paving his way to recognition. His net worth was at its start.
In 2000 Calloway got a great opportunity to pursue a career on television. He was offered a co-host position on BET’s new video countdown show called “106 & Park”, alongside DJ and music producer Marie Antoinette Wright, also known as Free. The show, which featured various celebrity guests, live performances as well as the most popular videos selected by viewers, became extremely popular, taking first place among video shows in the US, and earning record-breaking ratings for BET network. Calloway’s interviewing style also contributed to the show’s popularity. He remained on “106 & Park” for five years, which enabled him to achieve worldwide popularity and an expansive fan base. It also earned him a decent net worth.
After leaving “106 & Park” in 2005, Calloway created, produced, and starred in his own sitcom pilot entitled “The Show with AJ Calloway”. The following year he was offered the position of correspondent on the Entertainment Television’s syndicated celebrity news program “Extra”, and has remained on the show ever since. The widely popular entertainment news show features Calloway interviewing some of the most popular names in showbiz. It has earned him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment News Program, cementing his status as a famous figure in the entertainment industry and considerably improving his wealth.
Calloway has also been involved in big screen projects, such as making a cameo appearance in the film “Drumline”. He has made guest appearances in the TV series “Chicago Code”, too.
Aside from his involvement in the entertainment business, he has become a guest lecturer at various universities, and given many speeches around the country, on themes such as negative effects of drugs, alcohol and unprotected sex, as well as on the importance of pursuing education and entrepreneurship. He is a co-instructor of a graduate course at Howard University, called “Hip-Hop Culture and Its Relation to Public History”.
While running his production, marketing, promotions and event-planning company called Calloway Entertainment Group, Calloway is also a celebrity brand ambassador and consultant for other companies, which is an additional source of Calloway’s fortune.
Speaking about his personal life, Calloway was married to Lao Sealey from 2005 to 2007. As of 2013 he has been married to Dione Walker, with whom he has two children.