Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa co-host the show “Live with Kelly and Michael”. Michael Strahan formerly played as a defensive end for the American football team "New York Giants" before becoming a show host and also makes regular appearances on Fox NFL Sunday. Kelly Ripa started hosting the show back in 2001 initially with Regis Philbin before being paired with Michael Strahan in September, 2012. Their show is primarily a talk show in which the co-hosts are shown as husband and wife who talk regarding the current issues in an unscripted on-air conversation while holding their coffee mugs in hand. The show also includes celebrity interviews and musical performances too. Owing to the success of the show, many people wonder about Michael Strahan net worth.
Michael Strahan Net Worth
Full name: Michael Anthony Strahan
Date of birth: November 21, 1971
Height: 1.96 m (6 ft. 5 inch)
Weight: 125 kg (275 lb.)
Occupation: American football player, Actor
Net worth: $45 million
Michael Anthony Strahan got his education from the Texas Southern University and became an NFL player in 1993. Michael Strahan net worth is around $45 million, a lot of which is down to his former career as an American Football player. He played as the defensive end for the New York Giants for 14 straight seasons and during this time earned around $60 million in salaries. Being a successful NFL player, he was readily signed on as an analyst by Fox TV for their program “Fox NFL Sunday” shortly after his retirement from the game in 2007. In addition to this, he also hosts the show “Pros vs. Joes” on Spike TV and is a co-host for the show “Live with Kelly and Michael” too. His career as a host has been just as successful as his career as a sportsman. He receives a salary of around $10 million per year for his hosting duties, which is the reason why his net worth is so high.
Kelly Ripa Net Worth
Full name: Kelly Maria Ripa
Date of birth: October 2, 1970
Height: 1.60 m (5 ft. 3 inch)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lb.)
Occupation: TV host, Actress, Producer
Net worth: $100 million
Kelly Ripa was born in New Jersey. She started her acting career at a very young age by participating in school plays. She was then cast on “Dancin’ On Air”, a teen pop show as a dancer. “Dance Party USA” was the next spotlight of her career after which she landed the role of Hayley Vaughan on the hit soap opera “All My Children” on ABC. During her stint on the show from 1990 to 2002, Kelly Ripa became a household name and started scaling the heights of popularity. Kelly Ripa net worth was incredibly high when she was playing the role of Hayley Vaughan; however, her best was yet to come.
She starred in the sitcom “Hope and Faith” and acted in the TV series “Missing” after ending her stint at “All My Children” but her next big break came in 2001 when she became the co-host of the morning talk show “Live with Regis Kelly”. Her fame rose to new heights and she even won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” in June 2011 with co-host Regis Philbin. Kelly Ripa also starred as a voiceover actor in various projects like “Delgo”, “Kim Possible” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. As of now Kelly Ripa net worth is around $100 million. She is currently co-hosting “Live with Kelly and Michael” with former NFL player, Michael Strahan. Kelly Ripa salary for hosting the show is around $20 million per year.
What Does Michael Strahan Think Of Kelly Ripa?
Michael Strahan is very supportive to his co-host Kelly Ripa and thinks very highly of her. He has confirmed to the public that Kelly is just as radiant and funny in real life as she is on the show. Strahan says that the lively and charismatic personality that fans see on their television screens each morning is not an act but is in fact a true representation of Kelly Ripa. He admitted that working with Kelly Ripa is the best thing about his job as the co-host for the show “Live with Kelly and Michael”.
According to Michael, Kelly is always ready with something funny to say which makes his task a lot easier. Because of Kelly’s excellent comic timing and sense of humor, he never has to rehearse anything which makes the show spontaneous and such a success. Michael is all praise for her co-host and calls her an angel. He explains that seeing Kelly in the morning when he is walking onto the set is the best feeling ever as she is like a light which glows even without makeup and remains glowing throughout the day. The secret behind Kelly Ripa’s radiant beauty is the hard work she puts in at the gym and the strict diet she follows to remain in shape.