Michael Anthony Strahan, known simply as Michael Strahan, is a famous American former football player, now a presenter, film producer, as well as an actor. To the public, Michael Strahan is perhaps best known as a defensive end of the New York “Giants” team, which he represented in the National Football League. As an American football player, Strahan earned many accolades and won numerous awards. Strahan took part in Pro Bowl all-star game seven times, became a Super Bowl Champion in 2008, and was named NFL and NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2001. He also set a record for an NFL season sacks with a 22.5 average and was awarded with a New York “Giants” Ring of Honor. In 2014, Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan ended his 14-year football career with “Giants” in 2007. After that, he took up a job on television, and joined a morning talk show called “Live! with Regis and Kelly” as a temporary co-host. The show was later renamed to “Live! with Kelly and Michael”, where Strahan became a permanent co-host alongside Kelly Ripa.
Michael Strahan Net Worth $70 Million
A famous former football player, as well as a talk show host, how rich is Michael Strahan? According to sources, in 2012 he earned as much as $10 million from various on screen appearances, while in 2013 he added a sum of $11 million after he sold his house in Bel-Air. In regards to his overall wealth, Michael Strahan’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million, most of which he earned as a professional football player, and now as a television show host.
Michael Strahan was born in 1971, in Houston, Texas, where he studied at Westbury High School. Strahan took up football in high school during his senior year, which earned him a football scholarship at Texas Southern University. Strahan excelled as a player in college, and brought his team to important victories. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year, and SWAC’s Player of the Year. Strahan’s achievements in high school and college secured him a place in the NFL. He joined the NFL Draft in 1993, during which he was chosen as a 40th pick in the 2nd round by the New York “Giants” team. It was with the “Giants” that Michael Strahan became a recognized name in sports, and was ranked at #99 on the list of “The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players”.
When he ended his successful career, Strahan made many on screen appearances, such as in the “Backyard Stadiums” show and a web series called “VIP Like Me”. He has also starred in various advertisements in commercials, most notable being for such products as “5 Dollar Foot Long” submarine sandwiches, and “Total Defense r12” internet security products. In 2014, Strahan served as a host of Kid’s Choice Sports Awards event. Currently, Strahan works as a football analyst on a pregame television show called “Fox NFL Sunday”.
A well-known retired football player, Michael Strahan has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet, New York Giants great Michael Strahan, and NFL great Bruce Smith were on location to film the new National Football League (NFL) policy trailer for the Loews Cineplex NFL Kickoff campaign at the Loews Cherry Hill theater in New Jersey. [July 2002]
Member of the Super Bowl 42 Champion New York Giants. [February 2008]
Guest of honor at New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet's upscale restaurant premiere across from Hofstra University and the New York Jets Headquarters on Long Island, New York. The opening included over 400 guests, current and former NFL players, and members of the media. [March 2007]
New York City, NY, USA: Living and working in New York City and marking his one year anniversary as co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael (1988). [October 2013]
1993 NFL Draft: 40th pick of the 2nd round. Seven times NFL Pro Bowl: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. Four times NFL first-team All-Pro: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003. Two times NFL second-team All-Pro: 2002, 2005. Super Bowl XLII champion (for 2007 NFL season). Two times NFC Champion: 2000, 2007. NFL Defensive Player of the Year: 2001 Two times NFC Defensive Player of the Year: 2001, 2003. NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year: 2003 Fifth in All-Time Career Sacks (NFL). NFL one season sacks record: 22.5. New York Giants career sacks record: 141.5. NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. New York Giants Ring of Honor. NFL Top 100 Greatest Players: Ranked 99th.
After the high school football season, Michael returned to Germany to finish his classes, where he graduated from Mannheim Christian Academy.
Career NFL statistics (all with New York Giants) Tackles: 854 Quarterback sacks: 141.5 Interceptions: 4 Touchdowns: 3.
Just some of his college football awards included: First-team AP College-division All-American (1992) Edd Hayes' Black College Sports All-American (1992). 1st team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (1992). SWAC's Player of the Year (1991, 1992). Black College Defensive Player of the Year (1992).
On the October 11, 2013 airing of Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Michael shared that he is 6'5" tall and his post play weight is about 250 lbs. He said when he started as a pro-football player, his playing weight was 280 lbs., gradually reducing to about 252 lbs. by the time he stopped playing in 2007.
Played his entire NFL career with one team, the New York Giants.
He followed in the footsteps of his uncle Art, who also played defensive end at Texas Southern University, before becoming a professional football player.
In order to get US high school football experience, his father sent him to live with his brother Art Strahan (Michael's uncle) in Houston, Texas, USA, the summer before his senior year. Art arranged for Micheal to attend Westbury High School in Houston, where Michael played one season of high school football, enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University.
Was not able to play US high school football until he was a high school senior at Westbury High School in Houston, Texas. However, he was able to play organized football as a linebacker for the Mannheim (Germany) Redskins in 1985, mostly made up of other military brats from the nearby US Army base where his father was posted.
The youngest of 6 children.
Michael's uncle is retired pro football player Arthur Strahan.
His father, Gene Strahan, was a boxer with a 1-1 record against future heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton.
From age 9 to age 16, he grew up in Mannheim, Germany on a US Army base, where his father, Major Gene Strahan, was posted.
Professional football player. Defensive end with the New York Giants, 1993 - 2008.
Twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, were born on October 28th, 2004.
[on his publicly nasty divorce] It was horrible, of course, but at the same time it was one of the best things to ever happen to me," he said. "You have all these things being said about you, things that aren't true, but you can't control any of it. At first I was freaking out, but then I just realized: the only thing I can be is me. I used to be really worried what people thought, and I always tried to act in ways to make sure I was liked. And you know what? Suddenly none of that mattered. So I just started being myself, and I got really comfortable with that, and I think that's what people like about seeing me on the show ('Live With...').
When you're a 20-something-year-old athlete and you're getting a six-figure check every week, you're not thinking about next week. You're not thinking, 'I'm going to be broke,' or 'I'm going to need another job.' But I'll tell you, there are a lot of broke athletes out there - I know plenty - and I didn't want to end up as one.