Born: January 12, 1954
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York
Height: 6’ 5”
Industry: Radio Host
Net Worth: ~$600 million
The king of all shock jocks, and quite possibly the originator of the term, Howard Stern has ruled the airwaves for decades. Stern has been known to let loose on every possible topic, without concern for political correctness. This includes on the subjects of sex and pornography, something he has been known to particularly enjoy. Despite easily disgusting and pleasing many audiences, Stern is known for being an extremely hardworking individual. In his first radio job, he would often work 8 hours a day on weekdays and 9 hours on Saturday. This was all for very little pay. However, Stern loved the work and enjoyed the copious amounts of potty humor and vulgarities he was able to get away with. By the 1980s, Stern was hosting a top-rated show in Washington D.C. to the tune of $200,000 a year. Stern’s willingness to push the limits has constantly led to fines for whatever radio stations he was hosting for. This led to Stern leaving the public airwaves in favor of the more unregulated satellite radio, where he has been free to discuss what he wants, how he wants to.