The fired host of PBS Tavis Smiley’s net worth is $10 million. Because of his successful career as a TV host, Tavis has been able to gather such praiseworthy net worth of $10 million.
Besides being a famous TV host, Tavis Smiley is also a renowned author. He is also a top radio host and has won an Award on the public radio. Tavis’ film credits include “Tavis Smiley and Barack Obama: The Power of Change.”
Tavis is a man with multiple talents; he is a philanthropist, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur and also an advocate.
Tavis Smiley Net Worth and Earnings
The PBS’s ex-host Tavis Smiley’s Net worth is $10million. He has got multiple sources of income that contributes to his net worth.
For his long career, Tavis has been working as a TV and radio host. The average earning salary of a TV and Radio host is around $56,234 per year. Plus with the overtime and extra bonuses they receive, it rises even more. And looking over the years, the fame and popularity acquired by Tavis are massive, so he might also earn much more than that. It is no surprise that Tavis Smiley’s net worth is $10 million.
After PBS suspended then terminated Tavis Riley’s multi-million contract, he tried to sue the public broadcaster for dropping him and also being racially hostile in their working relationship. Tavis then sought $1.9 million in return salary and other unspecified damages.
Earnings from Books
Over the years, Tavis has written many books. If you love reading about history, then you can grab one of the books written by Tavis. Here is a list of some of Tavis Smiley’s books along with their respective prices.
- The Covenant with Black America- Ten Years Later ($9.13)
- What I know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America ($13.95)
- 50 for Your Future: Lessons from Down the Road ($14.99)
- Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure ($11.26)
He has also published books collaborating with other people such as Stephanie Robinson, David Ritz, and others. The chunk of money Tavis receives from the sales of his book also contributes to his net worth.
Following the filed countersuit, Tavis has announced a new inspirational show. The Tavis Smiley’s new series “The Upside with Tavis Smiley” based on inspirational stories will be streamed online.
Surely Tavis must have charged a certain sum of money which will help his Net worth to grow even more.