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Rickey Smiley was born on 10 August, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama USA, and is a stand up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, which all are the sources of Richey Smiley’s net worth. He rose to prominence through his penchant for making prank ‘phone calls. Currently, he works as the host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” (2008 – present) aired on WHTA and “The Rickey Smiley Show” (2012 – 2014) broadcast on TV One. He also works on the show “Dish Nation” (2012 – present) on Fox television. He made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2000.
How rich is this comedian, the personality of radio and television? It has been reported that the overall size of Rickey Smiley’s net worth is estimated as $7 million.
Rickey Smiley Net Worth $7 Million
Rickey was raised in Birmingham, and educated at Woodlawn High School and Tuskegee Job Corps Center, and graduated from Alabama State University. In 2000, he debuted on television as a host of “Comic View” (2000 – 2001) aired on BET. He was then seen on the shows “Comic Escape”, “Uptown Comedy Club”, “The Nashville Network”, “Showtime at the Apollo” and others. Smiley has created such well known characters as Beauford, Rusty Dale, Lil Daryl, Bernice Jenkins and others.
In 2004, Rickey started working for the radio station KBFB. At the very beginning he worked as a morning show personality who made prank calls, gave out the latest information and reviewed the hip hop music. The most successful prank calls include “Buried Alive”, “Pray For Me”, “Is My Daddy Over There”, “Uncle Melvin”, “Come Over” and others. Furthermore, six albums containing the prank calls made by Smiley were released as follows: “The Best of Comedian Rickey Smiley Vol. I“, “Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. II”, “Rickey Smiley “Off The Hook Volume 4″” and others which were very popular among the fans of Smiley. In 2008, he launched his own radio program “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” (2008 – present) which is one of the most popular programs of the urban radio stations.
In 2012, “The Rickey Smiley Show” (2012 – present) the sitcom was premiered on TV one. The main cast includes such stars as J. Anthony Brown, Gabriel Burgess, Lil’ JJ, Ray J, Roz Ryan and others. Rickey Smiley has also appeared in the reality television series “Airline” (2004 – 2005), television series “Def Comedy Jam” (2006 – 2008) and others. To add more, Rickey Smiley has appeared in several feature films, including the comedy film “Friday After Next” (2002) directed by Marcus Raboy in which he landed the role of Santa Claus. Smiley was also cast in the comedy films directed, produced and written by David E. Talbert “First Sunday” (2008), and “Baggage Claim” (2013). All engagements on radio and television significantly increased the net worth and popularity of Rickey Smiley.
Finally, in the private life of Rickey Smiley, he has never been married. However, he has fathered two children and the most surprising thing: he has adopted eight other children.