Net Worth: $7 Million
- Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Melvin A. Kiper, Jr.
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth July 25, 1960
- Education Community College of Baltimore County
- Children 1
About Mel Kiper
Mel Kiper or Mel “Viper” Kiper Jr. is a football analyst from the US who works on the ESPN network. His current net worth is estimated to be $7 Million.
Born in Maryland, Mel first began to earn his wealth when he worked as the NFL analyst on ESPN. He used to provide detailed information on the potential draft picks. Kiper often works with Todd McShay for comparing the mock drafts when they are working for the sports network. According to his own statements, Ernie Accorsi, who was once the General Manger of Baltimore Colts, used to encourage him to make these analyses of the drafts. He was also inspired by Ernie to take it up as a business.
He has been working for the channel since 1984. The voice of Mel is also there on NFL 2K5, the videogame from ESPN. His wealth has come from the videogame source too. The visibility of Mel Kiper went up even more when ESPN.com and ESPN2 were launched. Mel is today best known for the Big Board, where he ranks the best 25 players in a week. He does this for every week. Those who follow NFL are all keenly looking out for the week’s Big Board from Mel. With the soaring popularity of NFL, the following of Mel Kiper has also gone up, and so has his wealth. Today, he is almost as popular as some of the football players.
Mel’s video game appearances have been on ESPN NFL 2K5. He has also appeared as the Head Coach, and the Madden NFL 07-08 college draft.