Shepard Smith Net Worth

Shepard Smith Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Shepard Smith net worth is
$30 Million

Shepard Smith salary is
$10 Million

Shepard Smith Wiki Biography

David Shepard Smith Jr. was born on 14 January 1964, and is an American television news anchor, and managing editor of Fox News Channel’s Breaking News Division.

So just how rich is Shepard Smith, as of late 2017? Sources estimate that Shepard’s net worth is over $30 million, earned during his long career as television news anchor, now spanning more than 30 years, the real worth of which is evidenced by his current salary of over $10 million a year.

Shepard Smith Net Worth $30 Million

Shepard Smith was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi – his father David Shepard Smith, Sr., a cotton merchant, and his mother Dora Ellen Anderson an English teacher. He attended Marshall Academy, a K–12 private school, but after his parents separation he moved with his mother to Florida, where he completed his last year of high school. Smith then went on to study journalism at the University of Mississippi; although he didn’t actually graduate, he has since been asked to deliver the university’s commencement address.

His career started with WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida, and for whom he then worked as a reporter in Gainesville from 1985, followed by periods as a reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, WCPX-TV in Orlando, followed by stints in Los Angeles, California and for WSVN in Miami. His net worth grew steadily during these assignments.

In 1996 Smith joined the Fox News Channel, and during his subsequent career as a reporter, has covered many important stories, such as the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK in 1997. During the US presidential election in 2000, he was sent to report on the Florida ballot counting controversy – this was a situation where the result was declared by the US Supreme Court prior to the completion of the count, thus giving the presidency to George W. Bush.

In 2001, Smith was one of the witnesses to the execution in Terre Haute, Indiana, of Timothy McVeigh, who was the perpetrator of the Oklahoma bombing in 1995. Also he reported on the events following Hurricane Katrina which struck New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. He was clearly a valued reporter, and his trustworthyness was acknowledged by audiences in several surveys over these years. His growing net worth also reflected his standing.

In 2007 Smith signed a three-year contract with Fox TV at $8 million per year as reported by The New York Times. Fox renewed Smith’s contract for another three years in 2010, and again in 2013 Fox News announced the renewal of Smith’s contract. He has subsequently been the presenter of “Shepard Smith Reporting” since 2013, as well as being the chief news anchor for the channel.

As a sort of tribute, Shepard appeared in the 1997 film “Volcano” as himself, as happened again during sequences in “Fahrenheit 9/11”, portraying the Iraq war in 2003.

In his personal life, Shepard Smith married his university classmate Virginia Donald in 1987, but their marriage ended without children in 1993. Any further relationships have been kept private, however, in a speech in early 2017, Smith confirmed that he is gay, and in a same sex relationship.

Full NameShepard Smith
Net Worth$30 Million
Salary$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 14, 1964
Place Of BirthHolly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
ProfessionBroadcaster, Journalist
EducationMarshall Academy, K–12 private school in Holly Springs, High school in Florida, University of Mississippi
SpouseVirginia Donald (m. 1987–1993)
ParentsDavid Shepard Smith, Sr, Dora Ellen Anderson
SiblingsBenton Smith, 3. Episode 3, 2. Episode 2, 1. Episode 1
NicknamesDavid Shepard Smith Jr.
AlbumsStudio B, Fox News (TV Series, 2002-)
Movies“Volcano” (1997), “Fahrenheit 9/11” (2003)
TV ShowsShepard Smith Reporting (2013-2017), Studio B, Fox News (TV Series, 2002-), Fox Report w/ Shepard Smith (2006-2013)
1His rapid-fire, sometimes sarcastic delivery of news
1[after hearing that President Barack Obama had announced his support for same-sex marriage] I am curious whether you believe in this time of rising debt and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly without much question on the wrong side of history. (May 9, 2012)
1Anchoring Studio B (2002) and Fox Report (1996) on Fox News Channel. [July 2003]
2Smith attended the University of Mississippi, but dropped out (two credits shy of graduating with a journalism degree) to marry classmate Virginia Donald.
3Beginning his career as a reporter in Florida for WJHG (NBC) in Panama City, he went on to report for WBBH (NBC) in Fort Myers and WCPX (CBS) in Orlando, and WSVN (FOX) in Miami. Smith also served as a news reporter for the Twentieth Century Television syndicated program, A Current Affair (1986). In Los Angeles, he joined Fox News Edge (1998).
4Smith was a Los Angeles-based Fox News Edge (1998) correspondent, where he covered a wide range of stories for the FOX affiliate news service, including the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Montana Freemen Standoff, the 1996 Presidential campaign, and the Oklahoma City bombing.
5Joined FOX News Channel (FNC) at its inception in 1996. Early during his career at FNC, Smith held the positions of New York-based general assignment reporter and senior correspondent. He reported on numerous breaking news stories, including the Jonesboro, Arkansas and Paducah, Kentucky school shootings; the 1997 standoff between the United Nations and Iraq, Princess Diana's funeral, the murder of Gianni Versace, and the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
6News anchor of FNC's signature evening newscast, Fox Report (1996).
7During the 2008 political season, Smith reported from various locations, including the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention. He also anchored FOX Broadcast Company's Election Night coverage of the 2008 presidential election and provided live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates during the 2008 campaign season.
8Smith co-hosted FNC's coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge live from Buckingham Palace. In 2011, he also reported live from Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami and during the nuclear threats. He provided extensive news coverage and analysis of the anti-government protests and civil unrest in Egypt and in Libya.
9Other major events that Smith covered include: President Bill Clinton's impeachment and trial (1998-1999); the Columbine High School massacre (1999); the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the subsequent war in Afghanistan; the Columbia Shuttle disaster in 2003; the war the United States waged against Iraq (2003-2011); 2005's Hurricane Katrina, covered from the French Quarter as an impending threat - and its aftermath from Mississippi, including the recovery efforts; the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005; and the Middle East conflict during the summer of 2006 from the Israel-Lebanon border. He was also one of only two television correspondents to witness the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in June of 2001.
10A TV Guide poll declared Smith to be America's second most trusted news anchor.
11His first job was putting food in paper bags and selling them.
12Shepherd Smith has been portrayed on Saturday Night Live (1975) by Bill Hader.


After Sex2007personal thanks


Addicted to Fame2012DocumentaryFOX News Host
2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl2010TV MovieHimself - Sideline Reporter
Life After Dark: The Story of Siberia Bar2009Documentary
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano2009TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Da Ali G Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Pulse2002TV SeriesHimself
Special Report with Bret Baier1998TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
Fox and Friends1998TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
Volcano1997Himself - The Media
Shepard Smith Reporting2013-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Fox Files2015TV SeriesHimself - FNC Anchor
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Shepard Smith Reporting
The Stars Are Aligned2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hannity2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Anchor / Himself
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Fox News Anchor / Himself - Fox News Host
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Five2013TV SeriesHimself
Studio B2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor / Himself / ...
Fox Report2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host / Himself
America Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Happening Now2013TV SeriesHimself (Phone Interview)

Archive Footage

Fox News Reporting2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Shepard Smith Reporting
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Shepard Smith Reporting
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Fox News Anchor
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, Shepard Smith Reporting
The Five2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, Shepard Smith Reporting / Himself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - 'Studio B' Host
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Anchor of 'Studio B'
Trouble the Water2008DocumentaryHimself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself

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