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Keith Theodore Olbermann was born on the 27th January 1959, in New York City, USA of German ancestry. He is a presenter of news and sports programs on television and radio as well as a political commentator. He is well known for working in the shows “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” (2003–2011, 2011–2012), “SportsCenter” (1992–1997), “Football Night in America” (2007–2010) and “Olbermann” (2013–2015). He is the winner of numerous prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow Award and 11 Golden Mike Awards. Keith Olbermann has been active in the entertainment industry since 1980s.
How much is the net worth of Keith Olbermann? It has been estimated that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $35 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Keith Olbermann Net Worth $35 Million
To begin with, he was educated at Hackley High school, and matriculated to Cornel University being only 16 years old. While still at university, he worked as a sports director for college radio WVBR-FM. Olbermann, before graduating with a BS in communication in 1979.
Keith Olbermann subsequently worked in sports journalism for twenty years, a very steady start to his career and net worth. He was a sports correspondent for CNN in the 1980s, and won the California Associated Press Award as the Best Sports Commentator three times. Then he was co-host of “SportsCenter” on ESPN from 1992 to 1997. After leaving ESPN amid controversy over negative remarks he made about the company, and Olbermann became a sports presenter and producer for Fox Sports Net, from 1998 to 2001. Regardless, his salary ensured that his net worth grew steadily.
After leaving Fox, Olbermann joined MSNBC and began presenting the political commentary program “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” in 2003. Olbermann had found the hole in the cable news comments and rose to prominence for his scathing criticism of important political and public figures. He discussed and formulated many criticisms with Bill O’Reilly, his rival commentator. Especially, they criticized the administration of President George W. Bush and the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain. Although many have defined him as liberal, at least once he has declared that he is not being a liberal, just an American.
However, Keith got back into sports in 2013, when he started hosting the sports talk show “Olbermann” (2013-2015) aired on cable network ESPN2. Overall, it must be said that Keith Olbermann’s career on television and radio increased his net worth significantly.
Moreover, writing is another important source of Keith Olbermann’s net worth. He is the author of the books “The Major League Coaches: 1921–1973” (he has been an avid baseball fan since early childhood), “The Worst Person In the World and 202 Strong Contenders” (2006), “Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration’s War on American Values” (2007) and “Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans” (2010). One book he co-wrote with Dan Patrick – “The Big Show: Inside ESPN’s Sportscenter” (1997).
Finally, in the personal life of the sports and political presenter, he was in a long term relationship with the news reporter Katy Tur from 2006-09, however, he is now apparently single.