Michael Anthony Strahan is an American former professional football player with a sky-high Net Worth who played the defensive end position for the New York Giants.
Since his retirement, he has been hosting several talk shows apart from enjoying the money he made while playing. Strahan is a football analyst on “Fox NFL Sunday”, and a co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America”.
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Michael Strahan Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Date of Birth||21 November 1971|
|Spouse(s)||Wanda Hutchins (1992-1996), |
Jean Muggli (1999-2006)
|Country of Origin||African-American|
|Source of Wealth||Football Analyst, TV Shows, Football|
|Instagram Followers||1.3 million|
|Twitter Followers||1.3 million|
|Last Updated||December 2020|
Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971, in Houston to Louis Strahan, a basketball coach, and Gene Willie Strahan, a retired Army Major and a boxer with a 1-1 record against heavyweight Ken Norton.
He is the youngest of six children and studied at Westbury High School and then after a while, he got transferred to Mannheim America High School which is where he began to play football till the time he has rewarded a scholarship for higher education.
Strahan got sponsored at Texas Southern University from where he graduated in 1993. He pursued football for one season to win a scholarship at Texas Southern University. He then flew back to Germany for spring after which he graduated from Mannheim.
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Career Highlights and Awards
He started playing football at a young age but the skill shaped up in a better way when he was in college playing for his school. Strahan admired his uncle Arthur who also played a defensive end at Texas Southern University.
He started catching attention as an NFL prospect while he was in his junior year. As a senior, he was selected for All America first team by four outlets including The Poor Man’s Guide. Strahan was enrolled by the New York Giants in 1993. He played six games before he struggled with injuries and missed Giant’s two playoffs.
Strahan had a breakout in 1997 after few amazing seasons and ended up recording 14 sacks. In 1998 he continued to record 15 sacks and got voted for his second Pro-bowl and All-Pro Team. Strahan was a member of the 2000 Giants and participated in their playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV.
Throughout the greatest 2004 season, Strahan got injured with a torn pectoral muscle which limited him to only four sacks. He rebounded in 2005, returned to the Pro-Bowl with his protege. They both combined for 26 sacks while anchoring Giant’s defense.
After the sixth season, it felt like he would be retiring but he returned for one another last season. In June, 200, he retired at the age of 36. His 14-year-old career brought him at a Net Worth of $60 million alone. His shiniest year was in the 2002-03 season when the Giants paid him $20.6 million.
On June 24, 2008, it was announced that he will be joining the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame show besides the host and analysts. After Fox acquired the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football in 2018, it got decided that he will be hosting the NFL show along with Bradshaw and Long.
On October 1, 2010, Strahan co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa and left in 2016, in 2018, Strahan started co-hosting a daytime talk show spin-off of Good Morning America alongside Sara Hains.
In 2016, ABC announced that Strahan would be hosting a summer revival of the $100,000 Pyramid which aired on Sunday nights. Strahan revealed that Pyramid was one of his favorite game shows while he was growing up.
- Hosted Backyard Stadiums on DIY Network.
- Strahan starred in VIP Like Me, a web series in September 2008.
- Guest-starred on the episode of “Chuck versus the Break Up” in 2008.
- He starred as Michael Trainor in the television sitcom “Brothers” in 2009.
- Stars in award-winning commercial series for Vaseline Men.
- Strahan did a commercial for CA technologies.
- He was a guest on the show “Wild N Out’ in Season 6, Episode 5 that aired in 2014.
- Michael guest-starred in the Halloween episode of Black-ish as June Bug, Dre’s Cousin.
Michael Strahan got married to Wanda Hutchins in 1992 and got divorced in 1996. They have a daughter, Tanita Strahan, and a son, Michael Anthony Strahan Jr. Strahan shifted them to the U.S and purchased a $163,000 house in the same Houston neighborhood where his parents live.
In 1999, Strahan married Jean Muggli after he met her at a spa. They gave birth to twin daughters Isabella and Sophia, born in December 2004. They got divorced on July 20, 2006.
In 2009, Strahan became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife but they ended their engagement in 2014. In June 2011, he filmed a commercial supporting legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. As of now, Strahan lives on Manhattan’s Upper-West Side.
In 2000, despite having a strong coming off NFC Championship game when the Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings 41-0, the Baltimore Ravens proved too strong for the Giants and they got defeated by a score of 34-7.
In 2002, Michael Strahan and the Giants signed a new contract, he said the team failed to negotiate after he turned down its first contact proposal. He accused the office of not trying to be competitive in the year 2002.
Four days after the contract, Tiki Barber relinquished him for being selfish and greedy. The two shared a heated phone conversation that night, and Strahan said they no longer speak.
After the Giants tried to trade Strahan, he accused the management to have orchestrated the contract to make him look bad.
What is Michael Strahan Net Worth in 2021?
Michael Strahan holds the Net Worth of $75 million. He used his popularity to endorse famous brands, write a motivational book, launch his own men’s apparel line, set up a production firm, acting, and showcase his talent at every opportunity.
5 Interesting Facts About Michael Strahan
- Strahan is the nephew of retired professional football player Arthur Strahan.
- Michael was voted into his first Pro Bowl and was also named First-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
- On January 27, 2020, while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Strahan announced that the Giants are planning to retire his No. 92 jersey.
- Strahan won a Daytime Emmy twice for “Outstanding Talk Show Host”.
- In 2015, Strahan published a motivational book, Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life.
Michael Strahan has had an incredible career in sports, and he is doing quite well too in the media. He played for New York Giants all his life, his salary his somewhere around $17 million at present.
Michael and Kayla Quink were recently spotted on Caribbean Beach. He has however neither confirmed nor denied these details.