Don Imus Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Don Imus is a well known radio host, writer, photographer and humorist. What is more, Don is also known for his philanthropic activities. He is mostly known as the host of the radio show, called Imus in the Morning and for his comedy albums: 1200 Hamburgers to Go, This Honky’s Nuts and One Sacred Chicken to Go with Anthrax. During his career, Imus has won several Marconi Awards and also was included in the National Radio Hall of Fame. So how rich is Don Imus? It has been made a statement that Don’s net worth is about 40 million dollars. It mainly came from his career as a radio host and humorist. John Donald Imus, Jr., or better known as simply Don Imus, was born in 1940, in California.

Don Imus Net Worth $40 Million

At first Don worked as a brakeman. Later he participated in a talent contest and was noticed Johnny Otis. Otis suggested Don to work as songwriter and singer. This was the time when Don Imus’s net worth started to grow. In 1986 Don started to work radio DJ at radio station called KUTY. Later Don also worked in such radio stations as KJOY and KXOA. His sense of humor and pranks made him more popular and of course helped him to become more noticeable. What is more, the work in these radio stations also added up a lot to Don’s net worth.

In 1973 he started to host the show, called Imus…In the Morning… In the Evening. Later he had a TV show, called Imus Plus, when finally he became a host of the show now called Imus in the Morning. The show gained success and had a huge impact on the growth of Don Imus’s net worth. Although his comments sometimes seemed controversial and gained attention Don still became acclaimed and popular radio host. During his career as a radio host he had an opportunity to work with Little Richard, Jesse Jackson, Charles McCord and many others.

In addition to this, Don was a co-owner of Autobody Express stores. Unfortunately, after some time this business failed. Don now owns Imus Ranch Foods and it of course added up to Don’s net worth. What is more, there are several books released by him or about him: God’s Other Son, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys, Everything Imus: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Don Imus and others. These books also made Don Imus’s net worth grow. All in all, it could be said that Don Imus is a very interesting personality who achieved quite a lot during his career. Despite the fact that there were many scandals and controversies related to him, Don was still able work as hard as he could. Let’s hope that he will continue his career as a radio host and humorist in the future as well. If this happens there might be a chance that Don’s net worth will become even higher than it is now.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 23, 1940
Birth place: Riverside, California, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Comedian, Writer, Talk show host, Radio personality
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Deirdre Imus (m. 1994), Harriet Showalter (m. 1969–1979)
Children:Frederick Wyatt Imus, Elizabeth Imus, Ashley Imus
Siblings:Fred Imus
TV shows:Imus in the Morning, Imus at Night
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Friend of Hank Williams Jr., Dick Gregory, Barbara Walters, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Paul Begala.
2Licensed ordained minister with the Universal Life Church, since April 1971.
3Favorite songs: "I've Always Been Crazy" by Waylon Jennings.
4Was a brakeman on the Southern Pacific Railroad. After hearing a morning disc-jockey, went to the nearby radio station and persuaded the owner to hire him. Thus began his career as a radio disc jockey on June 28, 1968 at radio station KUTY in Palmdale, California.
5Raised on a sprawling cattle ranch called "The Willows", neared Kingman, Arizona, which was a few miles from Jeannette Walls's grandmother.
6Hometown is Greenwich, Connecticut.
7Battling stage two prostate cancer [March 16, 2009].
8Served in the Marine Corps as a bugler from 1957 to 1960.
9Vegetarian.
10Along with his brother, Fred Imus, and his wife, Deirdre Coleman Imus, Don Imus founded the "Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer" in 1999 in Ribera, New Mexico.
11Of Welsh ancestry.
12Hired as DJ for the Sacramento station KXOA, Imus once (in about 1969) called a local fast-food restaurant while on the air and ordered 1,200 hamburgers to go, giving specific instructions on how he wanted them prepared. As a result, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that disc jockeys must identify themselves when they telephone listeners.
13Don Imus was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
14Children with Harriet Showalter: Nadine Imus, Tony Imus, Elizabeth Imus (born on April 29, 1975) and Ashleigh Imus.
15Is an avid landscape photographer.
16Has written several comic novels, including "God's Other Son".
17In the 1970s, he recorded a series of albums that featured recordings of his on-air telephone pranks (including trying to reserve a Formula 1 race car from a auto rental agency), and material from his radio shows.
18Older brother of Fred Imus.
19(July 3, 1998) Son, with Deirdre Coleman Imus, was born, named Frederick Wyatt Imus, but referred to as Wyatt.
20Actor Luke Reilly portrayed Imus in the film Private Parts (1997).
21Used to be a co-worker of Howard Stern.
22Hosts a talk radio program in New York City called "Imus In The Morning".


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Cowboy hats


Quotes

#Quote
1I'm Howard Stern with a vocabulary. I'm the man he wishes he could be. [NYT 29 Sept. 1993]


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Comedy AlbumFor the album "God's Other Son".


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Odd Jobs1986Monty Leader

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Night America1973TV Series announcer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imus in the Morning2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Radio Host (segment "Imus")
The View2004TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004TV SeriesHimself
The American President2000TV Series documentaryAndrew Johnson
Imus in the Morning on MSNBC1996TV SeriesHost
The History of Talk Radio1996Video documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
VH1 Music Videos1985TV SeriesHimself - Video Jockey
This Is America1977DocumentaryHimself - Host Ms. All-Bare America 1975 (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
The O'Reilly Factor2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Talk Radio Host / Himself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself - Radio Host
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2007TV SeriesHimself - Radio Host
Pardon the Interruption2007TV SeriesHimself
Buddy2005DocumentaryHimself

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