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$15 Million

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Richard John ‘Dick’ Vitale was born on 9 June 1939, in Passaic, New Jersey USA. Also known as Dickie V, he is one of the most famous and richer American basketball sportscasters , having also been a coach, showman, author, columnist, cameo actor, power broker and motivational speaker whose numerous achievements and contributions made him a cult figure in the sports world.

So how rich is Dick Vitale? According to various sources, Vitale has accumulated a net worth of $15 million dollars, his wealth being earned from his long career as a coach and sportscaster, as well as an author.

Dick Vitale left Seton Hall University in 1963, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business and administration. After that he graduated from William Paterson College with a masters degree in education, and he also earned 32 graduate credits beyond his masters degree in administration.

Dick Vitale Net Worth $15 Million

Dick started working as a coach in 1959, at an elementary school in New Jersey when he was just twenty years old. After a few years, he started coaching at a local high school, and then at the school that he once attended – East Ruherford High School. After twelve years, in 1971, he became an assistant coach at Rutgers University, New Jersey, where his talent was seen. In 1973 he was selected to be the head coach at the University of Detroit, and later he became athletic director at the same university. These positions were the basis of his net worth.

Dick’s career kept going upwards, and he took a job as a coach in the NBA`s Detroit Pistons. He stayed there through a full season, after which he was hired to work at sports network ESPN where in 1979 he had his first chance to broadcast a basketball game. He quickly gained popularity and since then, he has called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the next two seasons. These contributed enormously to his net worth.

In 1988 he made his first of several cameo movie appearances, and also began his analyst work for ABC Sports, which additionally increased his salary. In the years following, he continued increasing his wealth by working as a guest columnist for USA Today, providing comments on a variety of topics in his “Dick Vitale Fast Break” segment during the college basketball season on Sports Center, and working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN Radio.

There has been lots of recognition for his achievements and contributions in many areas. He was named Honorary Alumnus by the University of Detroit and he was voted Man of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club in 1977. In 1988 he was presented with an Honorary Citizens Award by Father Flanagan of Boystown, and one year later the American Sportscasters Association recognized him as “Sports Personality of the Year”. In 1991 the NIT Metropolitan Media did the same. He was also given a Ronald Reagan Media Award by the United States Sports Academy in 1997, and the next year he was awarded the Basketball Hall of Fame`s popular Curt Gowdy Media Award. Later he was given many other awards like: NABC Cliff Wells Appreciation Award, Jake Wade Award, President`s Humanitarian Award for his work with young people, National Pathfinder Award. In 2011 the University of Detroit even named their basketball court in his honor. He has also been inducted into seven halls of fame, including in 2008 the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2012 the League Museum Hall of Excellence.

Nowdays, Dick Vitale is popular even outside of sports television. He has made several cameo appearances and he has authored nine books, which have also increased his net worth. Vitale is known for some catchphrases like “baby” and “diaper dandy” as well as his unique and colorful broadcasting style.

In his personal life, Dick Vitale married Lorraine McGrath in 1971; their two daughters, Terri and Sherri went to the University of Notre Dame on tennis scholarships, and they both eventually graduated with MBAs.

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Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 2012 TV Series Viking Mayor
Jury Duty 1995 Hal Gibson
Blue Chips 1994 Dick Vitale
The Cosby Show 1992 TV Series Dan Vicente
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 The Baseball Announcer



30 for 30 2015 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode



Mike & Mike 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Basketball Hall of Famer / ...
In Depth with Graham Bensinger 2016 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2013-2015 TV Series documentary Himself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst / Himself
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself
Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry 2013 Documentary ESPN Announcer
Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story 2012 Documentary Himself
Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant 2011 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
Payton's Song 2010 Documentary Himself
CenterStage 2008 TV Series documentary Guest
Home of the Giants 2007 Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2005 TV Series Himself
Complete Guide to Guys 2005 Himself
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Love & Basketball 2000 Himself
The Sport Jerks 1998 TV Series Himself
He Got Game 1998 Himself
The Sixth Man 1997 Himself
Hoop Dreams 1994 Documentary Himself - Television Sports Commentator
1984 NBA Eastern Conference Finals 1984 TV Series Himself - Color Commentator
ESPN: NCAA Basketball 1979 TV Series Himself
NCAA Tonight 1979 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself - ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Glory 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
A Season on the Brink 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

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1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Sports Commentator/Analyst ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Sports Commentator/Analyst ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Sports Commentator/Analyst ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Sports Host NCAA Tonight (1979)

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1 He was inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
2 Basketball coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, 1973-74 through 1976-77.
3 Inducted into the University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Titans Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
4 He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.
5 Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor. Selection was announced 7 April 2008, one day after the announcement of his selection to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
6 Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 as a contributor.
7 Often eats at the Broken Egg restaurant on Siesta Key, Florida.
8 Is on the Board of Directors of The V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, which was founded in 1993 by his late friend and former ESPN colleague Jim Valvano.
9 Has a brother named John.
10 Recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award (awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball) in 1998.
11 He has two daughters named Terri and Sherri.

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1 Known for his high-energy commentary and expressions such as "Awesome, Baby!" and "Unbelievable!"
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