How Much is Don Imus Worth?
Don Imus owns a personal net worth of $45 million. That amount seems whopping for most of people all over the globe, but it turns to be not so big in comparison with all the projects Don Imus developed during 5 decades on the air.
The renowned American host, comedian, writer and philanthropist, Don Imus retired from the radio in March, 2018 and closed his famous show “Imus in the Morning”. He planned to say farewell in December, but his syndicator Cumulus had gone bust, so the radio retired left several months earlier.
Nevertheless, his “Imus in the Morning” remains the real phenomenon, which had become unbelievably popular, as well as other projects, which Don Imus was developing.
Don Imus earned his first salary as a brakeman, but he had always felt the strong thirst towards entertaining people. Once he took part in a talent contest, held at a well-known night club, and won it.
After that Don Imus changed the source of his income – he started to work as a singer and stand-up comedian in that very night club.
Then, in late 1960s, radio shows were extremely popular, and Don Imus was interested to get the job on the radio. In 1968 he was hired as a radio DJ in Ohio.
Don Imus joined DJing with recording of his albums. His first album, “1200 Hamburgers to Go”, was released in early 1970s, and was presented in the form of the prank calls.
Selling of his albums served as a powerful and reliable source of wealth for the radio host. Thus, Don Imus was becoming richer. But he didn’t stop and developed other projects.
In 1973 he started the show which made him popular. “Imus in the Morning … In The Evening” has become a sensation. Don Imus irony and great sense of humor helped him gain lots of fans in USA and abroad. At the same time, his evil jokes sometimes annoyed his listeners, and they condemned a DJ for being too rude.
In 1990s Don Imus had to close his show after his tactless remark about female basketball team. He called them “nappy-headed”. That caused a great public response, and the show was cancelled.
In 2007 Don Imus came back. His updated “Imus in the Morning” entertained people till spring, 2018. Then the scandalous radio host retired.
Although Don Imus work of a radio show host was the main source of his net worth, he got some cash from his business ventures too.
He owned Autobody Express stores. Currently Don Imas runs coffee and pastry shop in Mohegan Sun Casino.