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It seems like former NFL player Michael Strahan’s net worth of estimated $45.0 million may soon escalate, considering his appointment as the new Good Morning America cast member.

Being on North America’s most popular morning talk show could possibly add a lot more to Michael Strahan’s outpacing wealth. As of 2016, the estimated Michael Strahan net worth is $45.0 million, which the pro footballer has deservedly earned in his extensive sports career.

Michael Strahan is best known for playing the defensive end of the New York Giants in the NFL. For those who don’t know, Strahan has made of record for being the NFL player to deliver the most quarterback sacks in the history of the league. After sacking almost all of his opponent quarterbacks, Michael Strahan retired from the game in 2007, only to become even more successful on TV. His morning talk show Live! With Kelly and Michael is currently one of the highest-rated morning shows in America. Repeating success at everything he “touched,” it’s quite intriguing to know exactly how rich Michael Strahan is.

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How Rich Is Michael Strahan?

SourceEarnings
Average annual payout in NFL$3.0 million
Acting in Magic Mike XXL (2015)$11.2 million
Acting salary from Brothers sitcom$9.0 million
Estimated annual salary$5.6 million
Current Michael Strahan Net Worth$45.0 million

Source: CelebrityPetal.com

Great Beginnings with the NFL

Michael Strahan was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is nephew of pro football player Arthur Strahan. After his father, a major in the U.S. Army, was posted to West Germany, Michael Strahan attended a U.S. Department of Defense high school in Germany. He came back and finished his schooling at Westbury High School in Houston.

In those days, Strahan became really good at football and even got a scholarship to attend Texas Southern University. Playing on his college’s team, young Strahan won tons of awards and got the rightful attention from NFL.

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In 1993, Michael Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants and made 1997 a breakout year for his team. He recorded 14 quarterback sacks in that single season and got voted into his first Pro Bowl. The following year, Michael Strahan recorded 15 sacks and was added to the Al-Pro team. After 15 years of a superb NFL career, Strahan retired in 2007, but brought the New York Giants the winning cup of that year’s Super Bowl. Michael Strahan made an average of $3.0 million to $4.0 million from NFL payouts, for every year played.

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Michael Strahan’s real leap to Hollywood stardom came right after his NFL career. In 2010, Strahan replaced talk show hots Regis Philbin and became the co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael. Joining Kelly Ripa, Michael brought his own style to anchoring the morning talk show. Consequently, the show’s ratings boosted through the roof and even surpassed its nearest competitor, NBC’s Today Show.

Charity & Endorsements

In 2002, Michael Strahan used his newly built house in New Jersey for as a show house for the Montclair Junior League’s charity fundraiser. Later on, Michael and his Giants teammate, Justin Tuck, partnered with Nike to design exclusive sneakers. The proceeds from the sales of those sneakers were donated to Nike’s “ Let Me Play” campaign.

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Michael Strahan endorsed clothing and the fashion industry with his own venture. Collection by Michael Strahan, his exclusive men’s clothing line, is now being selectively sold through J. C Penny. Strahan describes Collection by Michael Strahan as a blend of style and affordability.

Strahan’s Mansion

Strahan bought a $17.0 million mansion in Los Angeles in 2013. The villa spreads across 15,600 square feet and is all white. It has nine bedrooms, a dozen bathrooms, and is built with 20-feet tall ceilings. Michael has a 15-foot screen in his private home theater, which seats 20 people. The Michael Strahan estate also has a game room, a home gym, a vault, and a 59-foot swimming pool.

Michael Strahan has just announced that he will be soon leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael and joining ABC’s Good Morning America. The new morning talk show is expected to add even more to Michael Strahan’s earnings.

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