Larry Merchant Net Worth

Larry Merchant Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Larry Merchant net worth is
$7 Million

Larry Merchant Wiki Biography

Larry Kaufman was born on 11 February 1931, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, and is a retired sports commentator, analyst, and sportswriter, recognized by EPSN as ‘…one of the greatest television boxing analysts of all time…’, having been part of numerous HBO presentations and pay-per-view telecasts. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Larry Merchant? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $7 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a boxing analyst and commentator. Some of the presentations he’s been a part of include “Boxing After Dark”, and “HBO World Championship Boxing”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Larry Merchant Net Worth $7 million

Larry attended the University of Oklahoma and after graduating went to pursue a career in professional sports broadcasting. His original surname was Kaufman, but after fearing that anti-Semitism in the industry might affect his career, he changed his last name to Merchant which is the literal translation of Kaufman. He joined HBO Sports in 1978, moving from being a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News, and he also had a job reporting for the New York Post.

Larry became part of the “HBO Boxing” commentary team alongside Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman, they were mainly seen and heard in championship and pay-per-view fights. They also had several changes in their lineup over the years, with Sugar Ray Leonard, and Roy Jones Jr. also becoming a part of the team. Merchant is often seen in post-fight interviews, and became known because of his confrontational style, which proved intriguing for many fans but also offended others.

However, his popularity would help increase his net worth. In 1985, he was awarded the Sam Taub Award for Boxing Broadcast Journalism, which was given by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

In 2002, Larry was inducted to the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and seven years later to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. His contract was also extended for two more years up to 2011 to continue being part of the commentary team of “World Championship Boxing” telecasts. The extension ensured that Larry’s net worth would continue to rise. In 2012, he retired from broadcasting after a “World Championship Boxing” broadcast, ending his 35 year career as a boxing commentator on HBO, but he’s since continued to provide commentary mainly for some Top Rank boxing shows.

Aside from his commentary work, Merchant is also a well-known boxing video game personality, appearing in almost every boxing game for the last decade. His voice and likeness are often used in them, contributing to is net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that Larry is married to former actress Patricia Stich and they have two children; he also has three step-sons. In 2011, Larry had an exchange of words with Floyd Mayweather after Merchant accused Floyd of cheating by taking advantage of Ortiz’ apology to get a knock out. This caused Floyd to demand that HBO fire Merchant, and criticized all boxing commentators. Eventually, the two reconciled and Larry mentioned during an interview that Mayweather had apologized to him.

Full NameLarry Merchant
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 11, 1931
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
SpousePatricia Stich
ChildrenJulie Stich Merchant
MoviesOcean's Eleven, The Fighter, Play It to the Bone
1Sportswriter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The Garden's Defining Moments2015-2016TV Mini-Series
The Fighter2010/IFight Announcer
Rocky Balboa2006HBO Commentator
I Spy2002Vegas Commentator
Ocean's Eleven2001Boxing Spectator
Play It to the Bone1999HBO Commentator


Legendary Nights2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Son of the Not-So-Great Moments in Sports1986TV Movie documentary writer


The Fight Game with Jim Lampley2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring2008Documentary special thanks


Grudge Match2013Himself
Legendary Nights2003-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
David Amram: The First 80 Years2011DocumentaryHimself
HBO Boxing After Dark1996-2011TV SeriesHimself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself -Ringside Commentator
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Commentator
Out from Ali's Shadow: The Larry Holmes Story2006Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (boxing commentator)
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Distance2005DocumentaryHBO analyst
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles2004Video documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Bud Greenspan's Reflections2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Undefeated2003TV MovieHimself
More Than Famous2003Documentary
The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (Former Sports Columnist)
The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wimbledon '991999TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Lennox Lewis vs. Andrew Golota1997TV MovieHimself - Ringside Commentator
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel1995TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent (segment "Playing with Pain")
Tyson1995TV MovieHimself
Wimbledon '941994TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Reporter
1st & Ten: The Championship1989TV SeriesHimself
Countdown to Tyson-Spinks1988TV MovieHimself
Boxing's Greatest Knockouts1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sports Probe1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers1977TV MovieHimself - Ringside Commentator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself
I Am Duran2017Documentary filmingHimself
Back in the Day2016Himself
The Best of It2016DocumentaryHimself
HBO Boxing1986-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself - Rinside Commentator / ...
Ali vs. Stevenson: The Greatest Fight That Never Was2014ShortHimself
Maravilla, la película2014DocumentaryEx HBO Commentator / Boxing Analist
El Boxeo2013DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Tyson2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

1988ACECableACE AwardsSports Host

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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