Dick Vitale Net Worth
Dick Vitale Net Worth and salary: Dick Vitale is an American sportscaster who has a net worth of $16 million dollars. Dick Vitale was born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1939. He landed his first coaching job when he was 20 years old at an elementary school in New Jersey. A few years later, he was coaching at a local high school before landing the job at his alma mater at East Rutherford High School. Twelve years later, he was chosen to work as an assistant coach at nearby Rutgers University in New Jersey, which led to him being selected to be a head coach at the University of Detroit. He finished with a 78-30 record in four seasons, including a 1977 NCAA tournament and subsequent Sweet Sixteen appearance. He became the athletic director in 1978 and later took a job coaching the NBA's Detroit Pistons. Vitale lasted through one full season with a 30-52 record before he was replaced. He was hired on to work at sports network ESPN, broadcasting his first basketball game in 1979. He quickly began gaining popularity with audiences and calls about 40 college basketball games each year. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and is allowed to vote for the Naismith Award, the John Wooden Award, and the weekly Top 25 AP poll. In 2007, he was diagnosed with vocal cord issues and underwent surgery, returning for a Duke-UNC game the same year. The Seton Hall alum is married with two children and is the author of nine books, including "Dickie V's Top 40 All-Everything Teams" and "Time Out Baby!". He is an active supporter of the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which works to raise money in honor of his longtime friend, the late Jim Valvano.