How much is Tavis Smiley's Net Worth? Know his sources of income and career details

May 23, 2018
First Published On: December 20, 2017

Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host and author starting the professional career in 1991 and has earned a decent amount of money. You might know him as the host of talk show BET Talk.


As Tavis is famous among millions of people, in recent days his net worth and source of income are most talked about, and many of his fans are keen to know about his career and net worth. If you are also among them, then you have landed on the safe site.

Tavis Smiley's Net Worth; House and Cars

It will be hard for you to believe that the American liberal political commentator, the entrepreneur has a net worth of $10 million. Yes!!! you heard it right! Being one of the versatile black personality, he has written 31 books about political and social issues of American society.

Beside that Tavis owns his private radio show and royalties. Combining all of his successful works he must hold a huge amount of money as a salary.

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As of recent context, Tavis Smiley' Net Worth gradually increasing by 2%. Speaking of Travis Smiley's sources of income, he earned a huge amount of money from his book and public appearances.

According to previous data, Tavis Smiley annual income is estimated to be $600,000. Also in recent days, he has bought a brand new Tesla luxury car for  $140,000. Moreover talking about his car he owns three luxury cars of $320,000 which includes his brand new Tesla and Range Rover.

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Many of you might be curious about his lavish residency, Well Tavis Smiley is currently residing in Los Angeles, California (CA), US. Reportedly the house costs $890,000.

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Beside that no any news and rumor regarding his personal as well as professional life is heard. Moreover, he is among those celebs who want to keep their personal life under the wraps. Tavis Smiley doesn't share much about his life events; even if we go through his Instagram account, it's hard to speculate about his lifestyle.

Tavis Smiley's career

Tavis Smiley started his career from Bunker Hill, Indiana. He attended Indiana University and served as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, one of the well-known mayor of Los Angeles. 

Later on, he became a radio commentator in 1991, and after a while, Tavis hosted the talk show "BET Talk on BET.

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In 2001 after BET declined to renew Smiley's contract Smiley sold an exclusive interview of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, BET declined to renew Smiley's contract that year.

After that Smiley started hosting "The Tavis Smiley Show" on NPR from 2002 to 2004. In recent days Tavis currently hosts his show "Tavis Smiley" on PBS on the weekdays and "The Tavis Smiley Show" from PRI. In 2010 Smiley started hosting the show with Cornel West on their radio talk show, "Smiley & West."

Smiley and West were also featured together interviewing musician Bill Withers in the 2009 documentary film "Still Bill." Tavis is the new host of "Tavis Talks" on BlogTalkRadio's Tavis Smiley Network. He has also Spoken Out About Sexual Harassment Accusations Made By Staffers.

Youtube: Tavis Smiley Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment Accusations Made By Staffers

Besides that, Tavis Smiley has appeared in many of the talk show and radio programmes which have made him famous among millions of people. 

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Quick facts you need to know about Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley was born on September 13, 1964, in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
Tavis Smiley's parents are Joyce Marie Roberts, Emory Garnell Smiley.
Tavis Smiley joined at Indiana University Bloomington in 1982.
Tavis Smiley established  Tavis Smiley Foundation in 1999.
Tavis Smiley is first simultaneous programs hist on public radio and public television.
Tavis Smiley's birth sign is Virgo.
Tavis Smiley has estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.
Tavis Smiley has 348K followers on Twitter.
Tavis Smiley stands height of 1.85 m and weighs around