How much is Anthony Cumia worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Radio Personality|
|Date of Birth:||April 26, 1961 (age 61)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)|
About Anthony Cumia
Anthony Cumia is an American actor, broadcaster, comedian, film producer, podcaster, and radio personality. He began his career in the 1990s and gained popularity for his work on the radio show Opie and Anthony which he hosts and produces alongside Greg Hughes (Opie). Over the course of his prosperous career, Cumia has starred in numerous films, television series, and video games, portraying a wide variety of characters.
Anthony Cumia became famous after he and his friend Greg Hughes created their own radio show in 1995. He was born on April 26, 1961, in Flushing, Queens. He’s part of an Italian-American family – his father is American, Joseph Cumis and his mother is Italian, Rosemarie Leonardi. Anthony has two siblings, an older brother named Joe, and a younger sister called Dawn. He spent most of his childhood in New York dealing with various activities.
His family often moved from town to town. They spent a lot of time in Long Island, Elwood, and East Islip. Anthony also attended various schools such as the Timber Point Elementary in East Islip and Elwood John Glenn High School in Elwood. Following their parents’ divorce, Anthony and his siblings moved to San Juan Capistrano, California with their father. Following his high school graduation in 1979, he focused his attention on acting and stand-up comedy.
Being a radio superstar that had his own number one hit show is what made the part-time actor and comedian so rich. Long before that, in the 1980s, he spent most of his time working as an engineer that installed air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems. He spent a significant amount of time admiring the likes of two of New York’s most popular radio stars – Don Imus and Howard Stern. In the early 1990s, he met Gregg Hughes, during a song parody contest titled Nighttime Attitude.
After the two aspiring radio personalities and broadcasters became friends, they decided to create their own show and that’s how the idea of Opie and Anthony came into fruition. Their show first aired in March 1995 on WAAF, a radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts. In April 1998, the two comedians were fired from the station after an April’s Fools Prank went wrong. Two months later, they signed a deal with WNEW in New York City. Their show had an instant success and Anthony finally started earning enough to live and work as a professional radio personality.
That was the start of great things Cumia and after joining Sirius XM Radio he soon after became a millionaire.
Over the past two decades Anthony Cumia has been coming through the airwaves sharing his views and comedy. Over the course of its run from 1995 to 2015, the radio show aired on many stations across states such as New York, California, Texas, Illinois, and Georgia to name a few. In 2014, Cumia was fired from the Sirius XM Radio after he posted several racist and hateful tweets. He then started his own podcast named The Anthony Cumia Show. Most recently, he worked with fellow actor and comedian Artie Lange over another radio show – The Anthony and Artie Show.
Apart from his somewhat controversial radio career, Anthony Cumia has done a lot more in the entertainment business. He has hosted Vince McMahon’s pre-game XFL show named XFL Gameday. He has also starred released various comedy segments during his radio shows on a CD entitled Demented World. As himself and various fictional characters, Cumia has starred in video games such as Red Dead Redemption, and Grand Theft Auto IV. Over the past decade or so, he has taken part in multiple television series such as Hannity, Tom Shillue’s Red Eye, Kennedy Live, and Louder with Crowder.
Cumia’s Total Net Worth
Anthony Cumia has earned estimated total career income of $25 million dollars. In the year that Cumia was fired, 2014, he was being paid $5 million dollars per year by SiriusXM. As he lives in the state of New York, he will have had to pay around 45% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $13.75 million dollars, having paid $11.25 million dollars in taxes.
Anthony Cumia married Jennifer Cumia in 1990 and they divorced twelve years later, in 2002. In his personal life he has likely spent $3-4 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $2-3 million dollars from his investments. In real estate, Cumia bought a $2.9 million dollar 4,589-square-foot property in Roslyn Heights, New York in 2006. He sold the property fifteen years later for $2.49 million dollars, in 2021.
As he will have also had to pay around $1 million dollars in business related costs, it is therefore estimated, that Anthony Cumia has a net worth of about $12 million dollars.
Anthony Cumia is a New-York radio personality turned into actor, comedian, and podcaster. His entertaining career has had its ups and downs for the past thirty years or so and he occasionally found himself getting fired from radio networks.
Nonetheless, he has hosted and produced three very well-received radio shows and has had numerous appearances on video games, film and television productions as well. As of now, from his many ventures in the show business, Cumia has earned millions.