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Shannon Sharpe was born on 26 June 1968, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a retired professional American Football player, best known for have played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. He was also an analyst for CBS Sports, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Shannon Sharpe? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional football. He received high valued contracts and was also inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. He achieved numerous records, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.
Shannon Sharpe Net Worth $8 million
Shannon and his older brother Sterling would both aspire to careers in professional football. He attended Savannah State College where he played basketball, football, and ran track; he became an All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection three times and also became the SIAC Player of the Year in 1987. He helped the school to their best records in history, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice.
He joined the 1990 NFL Draft ,and was picked up by the Denver Broncos during the seventh round. He stayed with Denver for nine years, winning Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII with the team. During their popularity as Super Bowl champions, he appeared in several promotions. He then played with the Baltimore Ravens for two years, winning another championship in Super Bowl XXXV. Afterwards, he returned to the Broncos and played until his retirement in 2003. After retiring, he would go on to work as an analyst for CBS much like his brother.
Shannon started as a commentator for the show “The NFL Today”, and also made appearances in the “Sprint Halftime Report” and the “Subway Postgame Show”. During his time there he co-hosted with James Brown, Dan Marino, and Boomer Esiason. However, he received some criticism for his broadcasting skills since he had difficulty enunciating words and also had problems with grammar. He was relieved of his duties in 2014.
Aside from being an analyst, Sharpe also writes for FitnessRX and is their spokesperson. He also does work on radio, hosting the “Opening Drive” program for Sirius NFL Radio. In 2009, he was considered for Pro-Football Hall of Fame Honors but was passed over. In the same year, he was inducted in the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame. Eventually, Sharpe was inducted in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Aside from footbal connections, Shannon appeared in an episode of “American Dad!”
For his personal life, it is known that Sharpe lives with his girlfriend Katy Kellner in Atlanta. It is also known that Sharpe has children with other women, having received 10 civil complaints for child support since 1994. In 2010, a temporary restraining order was placed against him by alleged stalker Michele Bundy but it was later voluntarily dismissed.