Dick Vitale Net Worth

Dick Vitale Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dick Vitale net worth is
$15 Million

Dick Vitale Wiki Biography

Richard John ‘Dick’ Vitale was born on 9 June 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey USA. Also known as Dickie V, he is one of the most famous and richer American basketball sportscasters , having also been a coach, showman, author, columnist, cameo actor, power broker and motivational speaker whose numerous achievements and contributions made him a cult figure in the sports world.

So how rich is Dick Vitale? According to various sources, Vitale has accumulated a net worth of $15 million dollars, his wealth being earned from his long career as a coach and sportscaster, as well as an author.

Dick Vitale left Seton Hall University in 1963, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business and administration. After that he graduated from William Paterson College with a masters degree in education, and he also earned 32 graduate credits beyond his masters degree in administration.

Dick Vitale Net Worth $15 Million

Dick started working as a coach in 1959, at an elementary school in New Jersey when he was just twenty years old. After a few years, he started coaching at a local high school, and then at the school that he once attended – East Ruherford High School. After twelve years, in 1971, he became an assistant coach at Rutgers University, New Jersey, where his talent was seen. In 1973 he was selected to be the head coach at the University of Detroit, and later he became athletic director at the same university. These positions were the basis of his net worth.

Dick’s career kept going upwards, and he took a job as a coach in the NBA`s Detroit Pistons. He stayed there through a full season, after which he was hired to work at sports network ESPN where in 1979 he had his first chance to broadcast a basketball game. He quickly gained popularity and since then, he has called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the next two seasons. These contributed enormously to his net worth.

In 1988 he made his first of several cameo movie appearances, and also began his analyst work for ABC Sports, which additionally increased his salary. In the years following, he continued increasing his wealth by working as a guest columnist for USA Today, providing comments on a variety of topics in his “Dick Vitale Fast Break” segment during the college basketball season on Sports Center, and working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN Radio.

There has been lots of recognition for his achievements and contributions in many areas. He was named Honorary Alumnus by the University of Detroit and he was voted Man of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club in 1977. In 1988 he was presented with an Honorary Citizens Award by Father Flanagan of Boystown, and one year later the American Sportscasters Association recognized him as “Sports Personality of the Year”. In 1991 the NIT Metropolitan Media did the same. He was also given a Ronald Reagan Media Award by the United States Sports Academy in 1997, and the next year he was awarded the Basketball Hall of Fame`s popular Curt Gowdy Media Award. Later he was given many other awards like: NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award, Jake Wade Award, President`s Humanitarian Award for his work with young people, National Pathfinder Award. In 2011 the University of Detroit even named their basketball court in his honor. He has also been inducted into seven halls of fame, including in 2008 the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2012 the League Museum Hall of Excellence.

Nowdays, Dick Vitale is popular even outside of sports television. He has made several cameo appearances and he has authored nine books, which have also increased his net worth. Vitale is known for some catchphrases like “baby” and “diaper dandy” as well as his unique and colorful broadcasting style.

In his personal life, Dick Vitale married Lorraine McGrath in 1971; their two daughters, Terri and Sherri went to the University of Notre Dame on tennis scholarships, and they both eventually graduated with MBAs.

Full NameDick Vitale
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJune 9, 1939
Place Of BirthPassaic, New Jersey, United States
ProfessionCoach, Sports commentator, Commentator
EducationWilliam Paterson University, Seton Hall University
SpouseLorraine McGrath (m. 1971)
ChildrenTerri Vitale, Sherri Vitale
ParentsMae Vitale, John Vitale
SiblingsJohn Vitale
NicknamesDickie V , Richard J. "Dick" Vitale , Richard J. Vitale
AwardsNaismith Outstanding Contributor to Men's Basketball
MoviesDave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Jury Duty, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
TV ShowsSaturday Primetime
1Known for his high-energy commentary and expressions such as "Awesome, Baby!" and "Unbelievable!"
1He was inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
2Basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, 1973-74 through 1976-77.
3Inducted into the University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Titans Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
4He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.
5Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor. Selection was announced 7 April 2008, one day after the announcement of his selection to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
6Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor.
7Often eats at the Broken Egg restaurant on Siesta Key, Florida.
8Is on the Board of Directors of The V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, which was founded in 1993 by his late friend and former ESPN colleague Jim Valvano.
9Has a brother named John.
10Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1998.
11He has two daughters named Terri and Sherri.


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Jury Duty1995Hal Gibson
Blue Chips1994Dick Vitale
The Cosby Show1992TV SeriesDan Vicente
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988The Baseball Announcer


30 for 302015TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Basketball Hall of Famer / ...
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302013-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry2013DocumentaryESPN Announcer
Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story2012DocumentaryHimself
Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant2011TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Payton's Song2010DocumentaryHimself
CenterStage2008TV Series documentaryGuest
Home of the Giants2007Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
Complete Guide to Guys2005Himself
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Love & Basketball2000Himself
The Sport Jerks1998TV SeriesHimself
He Got Game1998Himself
The Sixth Man1997Himself
Hoop Dreams1994DocumentaryHimself - Television Sports Commentator
1984 NBA Eastern Conference Finals1984TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
ESPN: NCAA Basketball1979TV SeriesHimself
NCAA Tonight1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHimself
A Season on the Brink2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1995CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)

Nominated Awards

1995CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1985ACECableACE AwardsSports HostNCAA Tonight (1979)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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