A.J. Benza Net Worth

A.J. Benza Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alfred Joseph Benza net worth is
500 thousand

Alfred Joseph Benza Wiki Biography

Alfred Joseph Benza was born on the 2nd June 1962, in New York City, USA, and is a gossip columnist as well as a television host and an author, but probably most famous for his appearances on E! Entertainment Television’s “The Gossip Show”, and “Mysteries and Scandals”. He is also widely known as the author of two books – “Fame: Ain’t it a Bitch: Confessions of a Reformed Gossip Columnist” published in 2001, and more recently “’74 and Sunny” released in 2015.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this television personality has accumulated so far? How rich A. J. Benza is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of A. J. Benza’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $500,000, acquired through his gossip columnist career which has been active since the late 1980s.

A. J. Benza Net Worth $500,000

Benza was the only son of three children to Lillian and Al Benza. He matriculated from West Islip High School New York in 1980, then enrolled at C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York, from which he obtained his degree majoring in journalism. During his studies, Benza was heavily interested in music and theatre – in 1983 he formed his own rock band – “Fred Can Wait” – in which he played harmonica. However, he soon left the band in order to begin his professional journalism career as a part-timer with Newsday, writing about high school sports. This provided the basis for A. J. Benza’s net worth.

Soon after, Benza began his gossip columnist career in The New York Daily News. However, after being fired from this position, he relocated to Los Angles, California, where he turned himself towards television – Benza began hosting “The Gossip Show” which aired through the mid-1990s on E! Entertainment Television. This venture was followed by several other on-camera appearances, such as in “The Maury Povich Show”, “Hard Copy” and “The Montel Williams Show”. Between 1998 and 2001, Benza served as the host of another E! Network’s TV program – “Mysteries and Scandals”. It is certain that all these ventures and engagements have helped A. J. Benza to dramatically increase his popularity and fame, as well as his overall wealth.

In 2001, he even hosted his own but short-lived late-night talk show – “A.J. After Hours”. Later that year, after appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” and slapping one of its crew members in the face, Benza was permanently banned from this show. In 2006 he was the host of ION Television’s “Cold Turkey II” reality show, and in 2007 he began serving as a co-host of “High Stakes Poker”, GSN’s television program which was aired ’til 2011. Doubtlessly, this five seasons-long engagement increased Benza’s net worth by a significant sum.

In 2001, Benza published his first book – “Fame: Ain’t it a Bitch: Confessions of a Reformed Gossip Columnist” providing an insight into the world of show biz, telling the stories behind the stories about celebrities including famous actors, millionaires and billionaires, athletes as well as rock stars, models and Hollywood’s “bad” girls. His second book, his childhood memoir “’74 and Sunny” was published in 2015, and was well received by the public. These successful ventures have helped A. J. Benza to further increase his net worth by a large margin.

Apart from all those already mentioned above, Benza has put some efforts towards another aspect of the entertainment industry – acting. He featured in several motion pictures, including “Ransom” (1996), “The Deli” (1997), “Rocky Balboa” (2006) and “Fatal Femmes Fighting: Asian Invasion” (2008) as well as “V.I.P.” and “Numb3rs” TV series. The most recent engagements of A. J. Benza include “Demons in the City of Angels” and “Case Closed with AJ Benza” reality television series. All these engagements have certainly made a positive impact on Benza’s net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Benza has been married to Virginia Folk since 2003, with whom he has two children. It has been publically acknowledged that before this marriage, Benza was dating Samantha Phillips, Barbara Dare and a fashion model, Kara Young.

Full NameA. J. Benza
Net Worth500 thousand
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1962
Place Of BirthBensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionGossip columnist, Presenter, Journalist, Actor
EducationWest Islip High School, CW Post College
SpouseVirginia Folk (m. 2003)
ChildrenRoxy Benza, Rocco Benza
ParentsLillian Benza, Al Benza
SiblingsLorraine Benza, Rosalie Benza
MoviesRocky Balboa, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Diary of a Sex Addict, Chump Change, The Deli, Scriptfellas, Not Even the Trees, Born in the USA, Risque
TV ShowsMysteries and Scandals, High Stakes Poker, Celebrity Fit Club, A.J. After Hours, Gimme My Reality Show!, Cold Turkey II, Born in the USA
1New York, New York [July 2011]
2Gossip columnist.


Fatal Femmes Fighting: Asian Invasion2008VideoAnnouncer
Born in the USA2007TV Movie
Boxing Bloopers2007Video shortL.C. (uncredited)
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesReporter
Rocky Balboa2006L.C.
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003A.J. Benza
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002Carmine
Diary of a Sex Addict2001VideoDet. Shore
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesCommentator
Chump Change2000Steve's Agent
Not Even the Trees1998
The Deli1997Salvy
Ransom1996Reporter Guest


Pushing Daisyscreenplay announced


So B. It2016co-executive producer


Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith2000Video documentary special thanks


Mansfield 66/672017Documentary post-productionHimself
Case Closed with AJ Benza2016TV SeriesHimself
Demons in the City of Angels2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
An American Tragedy2015DocumentaryHimself
Lord of the Freaks2015DocumentaryHimself
Vintage Los Angeles TV2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
FightZone Presents2009TV SeriesHimself
Gimme My Reality Show!2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2008TV SeriesHimself
High Stakes Poker2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself / Host
Family Guy2002TV SeriesHimself
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
A.J. After Hours2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith2000Video documentaryHimself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1999TV SeriesHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself

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Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself

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