Skip Bayless Net Worth

Net Worth: $7 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Television
  • Age:

    66
  • Birth Place:

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Ernestine Sclafani)
  • Full Name:

    John Edward Bayless II
  • Nationality:

    American
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About John Edward Bayless II

Skip Bayless has an estimated net worth of $7 million with an annual salary of $500,000 as a commentator for ESPN. He began working as a writer for The Miami Herald for two years and then for The Los Angeles Times. He was hired away from The L.A. Times by the Dallas Morning News. He was then offered one of the highest salaries for any sportswriter nationwide to write for The Dallas Herald Times that prompted The Wall Street Journal to do a story on the development.

Bayless was named Texas sportswriter of the year three times. However, he chose to move to the Chicago Tribune in 1996 after spending 17 writing years for the Times Herald. He left the Chicago Tribune and transferred to write for the San Jose Mercury News. He became a fixture on ESPN’s Rome is Burning while in San Jose. He also had a weekly SportsCenter debate program soon after. He became the full staff member of ESPN and ESPN.com in 2004. By 2007, he became fully concentrated in his television programs ESPN First Take and First and 10. He also wrote three books for the Dallas Cowboys: God's Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hipocrisy of Tom Landry's Cowboys (1990), The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys' Season on the Edge (1993), and Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the "Win or Else" Dallas Cowboys (1996).

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Earnings 2016

Signing Bonus 2016
Estimated signing bonus given to Bayless by Fox Sports
$4,000,000
Salary 2016
Estimated salary from Fox Sports
$5,500,000

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