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Donnie Simpson Net Worth

Donnie Simpson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Donnie Simpson net worth is
$5 Million

Donnie Simpson Wiki Biography

Donnie Simpson, born on the 30th of January 1954, is an American radio disc jockey and television show host, best known as the host of the radio show “The Donnie Simpson Show”.

So how much is Simpson’s net worth? As of mid-2016, it is reported by sources to be $5 million, obtained mostly from his long career as a radio show host, television personality, and a couple of movie projects. He is the first urban format radio personality to earn an annual income of over a million dollars without his show being syndicated.

Donnie Simpson Net Worth $5 Million

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Simpson’s career started at a very early age. At 15, he was able to bag a job at the radio station WJLB in Detroit famous for their urban contemporary style. Simpson worked for the station for seven years, and then decided to move to Washington D.C. to work for the radio station WRD-FM. He was able to host the morning show for the station for 15 years, making him one of the most loved radio DJ’s on the airwaves of D.C., and earning him Billboard magazine’s ‘Air Personality of the Year’ in 1998. His success in the world of radio built his career and net worth, until he decided to transition to television.

In 1981, Simpson became part of the television show “George Michael Sports Machine”, as the back-up anchor to the host George Michael. His exposure on the show led to another project, this time as the main host. BET network called Simpson to host the show “Video Soul”, a music-oriented program that features African-American artists, old and new to promote their music. Simpson became the shows’ most prominent ‘veejay’, hosting the show from 1983 to 1997.

Before leaving “Video Soul”, in 1993 Simpson went back to radio, and hosted “The Donnie Simpson Morning Show” on the radio station WPGC-FM; the show established him as the premiere DJ in D.C., tremendously helping his net worth. In 2010, after almost forty years in the business, Simpson decided to leave his show and retire. His fans and many well-known names in the music industry were surprised with his decision, some of them even called his program on his last day on the show, including names such as Wyclef Jean, Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder and Smokie Robinson tobid farewell to the radio show host.

After five years of absence, fans still cannot get over Simpson’s retirement. In 2015, Simpson came back and became the host of his afternoon radio show “The Donnie Simpson Show”, airing in WMMJ Magic 102.3, together with sidekicks Ric Chill and Timothy Hall. Another television show is also in the works for Simpson, under the TV One channel with the running title “Donnie After Dark”, imitating the format of his former show “Video Soul”.

In terms of his personal life, Simpson has been married to Pamela since 1973, and together they have a daughter. Aside from being a radio show host, Simpson is also busy serving as a pastor in his church alongside his wife.

Full NameDonnie Simpson
Net Worth$5 Million
Salary$1 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 30, 1954
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProfessionActor, disc jockey, tv and radio show host, personality
SpousePamela Simpson (m. 1973)
ParentsDorothy Simpson, Calvin Simpson Sr.
SiblingsLonnie Simpson
NicknamesDonny Simpson
AwardsBET Walk of Fame (2004)
NominationsBillboard's "1998 Air Personality of the Year"
MoviesKrush Groove
TV Shows“The Donnie Simpson Show”, "The Donnie Simpson Morning Show", "George Michael Sports Machine","Video Soul", “Donnie After Dark”, "Krush Groove", "Black in the 80s"
1Longtime radio personality in the Washington, DC area market.


Almost Christmas2016Radio DJ - Voiceover (voice)
Donnie After Dark2016TV SeriesHost-Himself
Mayor for Life2011TV Series
The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson2004TV MovieHost
The Jamie Foxx Show1997TV SeriesDr. Green Eyes
Martin1996TV SeriesD'Andre Simpson
Disorderlies1987Roller Rink DJ
Krush Groove1985Contest MC
Video Soul1981TV SeriesHost / Veejay (1983-2000)


Donnie After Dark2016TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes


Love in the Nick of Tyme2009Video thanks - as Donny Simpson


Bowl of Dreams: The U Street Expanded Series2018TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Donnie After Dark2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Unsung2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Bowl of Dreams2011DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentary
Without Bias2009Himself - Radio Host, WPGC
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message2008Video documentaryHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHost
Black in the 80s2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHimself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin2003TV SpecialHost
Martin1996TV SeriesHimself
Video Soul1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Five Heartbeats1991Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHimself
Jackie Robinson: An American Journey1988TV Short documentaryOn Screen Narrator

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