How much is Jim Nantz worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 17, 1959|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz, whose full name is James Wiliam Nantz III, is an American sportscaster. During his career, he has worked on telecasts for many sports such as football, basketball, and golf. For nearly 50 years, he was a commentator for the likes of the NBA (National Basketball Association), NFL (National Football League), and PGA (Professional Golf Association).
How Did Jim Nantz Get So Rich?
Working for the likes of NBA and NFL among other multi-million dollars worth companies helped this sportscaster gain a lot of wealth. He first began working as both an anchor and sportscaster for the KHOU Houston channel. Throughout the 1980s, he became a weekend sports anchor on the KSL-TV radio channel based in Kentucky where he got the opportunity to call the games of Utah Jazz, Hot Rod Hundley, and BYU football to name a few. Apart from obtaining some popularity, he also earned himself well over $100.000 per year.
In 1985, he developed the stage name of Jim and secured a contract with CBS Sports. He initially began working as a studio host covering the network’s college basketball and football games, while also making sporadic appearances on the RGA Tours as an on-course reporter. Throughout the next ten years, he achieved mainstream recognition with his top-notch commenting on many events such as the NFL games, “Sunday Night Football”, “Masters Tournament”, and “NCAA Final Four” and made more than $1.5 million.
Why is he so famous?
Jim Nantz received fame after he became a regular face on CBS Sports. He was born on May 17, 1959, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He grew up in different cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Marlboro Township, New Jersey, and Colts Neck Township, New Jersey. While in high school, he was the co-captain of his basketball team and the co-captain of two golf teams. After his graduation from the Marlboro High School, he moved to Texas, where he enrolled at the University of Houston.
From the Houston University, he graduated in 1972 with a major in broadcasting. During his time there, he was part of the Houston Cougars men’s golf team and was roommates with future professional golfers Blaine McCallister and Fred Couples. Around the same time, he was able to land a job with the CBS Radio Network (as a transmission interviewer for the sportscaster Win Elliot and the “Sports Central USA” show) and gain his first experience in the sports broadcasting.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Being a television star that’s able to adapt to many sports and use his voice on three completely different sports is what makes Jim Nantz so successful. From 1993 to 2003, he hosted the CBS pre-game program “The NFL Today”, and, one year later, he became the top play-by-play announcer of “The NFL on CBS”. He also appeared on many Super Bowl editions as a play-by-play commentator and announcer such as Super Bowl XLI, XXXV, XXXVII, and XLVII.
Ever since he signed with CBS, Jim Nantz has become a media sensation. Over the course of his career, he has been the studio host, and play-by-play commentator of over 16 television shows, realities, and events. His first major role was in the “NCAA Football on CBS” show, where he worked from 1985 to 1988.
He spent a significant amount of his time in “NBA on CBS” (1986 to 1989), “US Open (tennis)” (1987 to 1995), and “Thursday Night Football” (2014 to 2017). He also worked as the primetime host and weekend daytime co-host of the 1992 and 94 Winter Olympics, as well as the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. Presently, he is working for four different shows – “The Masters”, “College Basketball on CBS/Turner”, “NFL on CBS”, and “NFL on CBS”.
Jim Nantz is a media and television star that has been highly praised for voicing many sports. This highly praised announcer, commentator, and TV host has called basketball, golf, football, and tennis games all in the same time and at some of the most highly anticipated annual events such as the “Super Bowl”, “Winter Olympics”, and “NBA All-Star Weekend”.
For the past five decades, he has been one of the most prominent names in CBS and ESPN, which is the main reason why presently, he’s worth over $20 million and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.