The former defensive end for the NFL team New York Giants, Michael Strahan ( Michael Anthony Strahan) was born in Houston, Texas, United States on November 21, 1971. He is an actor and producer noted to have featured in Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), Magic Mike XXL (2015), and Entourage (2004). Michael Strahan Net Worth, Biography, Career, Achievements, Marriage, Wife, Children, and life will be discussed subsequently.
Michael Strahan Early Life
Michael Anthony Strahan is the youngest of six children. His father Gene Strahan was an Army major who settled in Mannheim, Germany when Michael was 9 years old. A tall-framed gifted athlete Michael Strahan went to Texas for his high school senior year. Although Michael played football in Germany, he lacked the experience of some other players he competed with as a member of the High School team.
Still, he showed his qualities and proved he was gifted enough in the game to earn a scholarship which allowed him to play at Texas Southern University. As a college player, he continued to make amazing strides. He dominated the line of scrimmage, barreling through offensįve lines and terrorizing opposing quarterbacks.
By his senior year, his play had caught the notice of NFL scouts. In 1993, the gifted defensive player was selected by the New York Giants as the 40th overall in the NFL draft.
Michael Strahan Career
Football and television works are the only known sources of Michael Strahan net worth. Firstly, he started off as an NFL player before moving to his television host phase.
As he had done while in high school and college, Michael Strahan, who stands at 6’5″, quickly adapted to the competition and his new sports environment. During his 2nd year in the league, Michael became a full-time starter for his team. His first double-digit quarterback sack season was recorded in 1997, with 14, earning his first trìp to the Pro Bowl for his efforts.
Over the next ten years, Michael Strahan proved to be a dominating force defensively for the Giants. Following a 15-sack campaign in 1998, the young athlete set an NFL single-season record in 2001 with 22.5 sacks. He would eventually compile a total of 141.5 quarterback sacks, which saw him rank fifth in NFL history at the time of his final game.
Michael Strahan’s football career ended on a high note. After mulling retirement, the veteran returned to the New York Giants for the 2007 season. That year, he led his team to her first Super Bowl victory in almost two decades, with an upset win over the undefeated New England Patriots in the championship game. After the huge victory, Michael Strahan retired from football.
After his retirement from football, Michael Strahan switched his focus to television work, as a show host and television personality.
On June 24, 2008, Fox NFL announced that the veteran footballer would be joining the channel’s Sunday pregame show, alongside analysts Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, and Jimmy Johnson, and host Curt Menefee. In 2018 when Fox acquired rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football, Michael Strahan was chosen as the host of Fox NFL Thursday pregame show, along with Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long.
Fox NFL Thursday is televised live from New York City instead of from the studios of Fox NFL Sunday in Los Angeles so that it can accommodate Michael Strahan’s other live shows since a commute on a Thursday night / early Friday morning would be impractical.
On October 1, 2010, Michael Strahan co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly wìth Kelly Ripa for the fírst time when Regis Philbin was unavailable for that show. Regis Philbin left an empty spot upon leaving in November 2011.
After making twenty guest appearances in over two years, Michael Strahan took Philbin’s spot as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on September 4, 2012, marking his first official day on the rechristened syndicated talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael. Ratings instantly surged, impressively generating year-over-year time slot gains across all key demographics, towering over its nearest competition, the 4th hour of NBC’s Today Show by 87 percent.
On April 19, 2016, ABC announced that Michael Strahan would leave Life! with Kelly and Michael to begin full-time work on Good Morning America. He won a Daytime Emmy two times for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” while he was on the show.
In 2018, he started to co-host a daytime talk show spin-off of Good Morning America, GMA Day in the company of Sara Haines. The next year, the program was renamed Strahan and Sara, then finally Strahan, Sara and Keke in August 2019 when actress Keke Palmer was added.
In 2014, Michael Strahan was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Michael Strahan Personal Life
Michael Strahan was married twice. His first marriage was in 1992 to Wanda Hutchins. The couple separated in 1996, and three years later he married Jean Muggli. Their marriage lasted for seven years before it was followed by a divorce in 2006.
In 2009, Michael Strahan engaged Nicole Murphy, the ex-wife of comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. They separated in 2014.
He has two twin daughters.
Michael Strahan Net Worth
Michael Strahan typically earns around $17 million per year from endorsement deals and various hosting duties.
Michael Strahan lost a good part of his wealth following his 2006 divorce saga. According to court filings, the star veteran footballer was worth $22 million at the time of his divorce from Jean Muggli in 2006. In the end, Michael was ordered to pay Jean $15.3 million, and a monthly sum of $18,000 in child support until his twin daughters turned 18.
Michael Strahan Net Worth is estimated at $65 million.
Michael Strahan House and Clothing Line
Michael Strahan owns a mansion in Los Angeles which is said to be worth $17 million. He bought it with Nicole Murphy while they were still engaged.
On the side, the ex-footballer has a clothing line that he launched in 2015.
On September 8, 2015, Michael Strahan launched an all-men clothing line that includes suits, cuff links, belts, collared shirts, ties, suspenders, and other accessories.