Sports media figure Stephen A. Smith has a net worth of $2 million and annual salary of $400,000. He's accumulated this net worth through a variety of channels, including print, radio, and TV sports journalism, and even an acting career of sorts. Smith's career began in 1993, when he got a job as a sportswriter for The Daily News, a New York City newspaper. Only a year later, in 1994, Smith got a job as a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. This stage of his career was fruitful and long lasting, with Smith eventually sitting as the head sports columnist for the paper. This relationship lasted until 2008, when Smith was terminated from the paper. However, he was eventually reinstated after a court order, one of the conditions of which is that Smith removes all references to his personal political views from his appearances on cable news and his own website. Like many sportswriters, Smith has also found some success in the field of talk radio. He's also a familiar face to viewers of ESPN programs like Pardon The Interruption, Jim Rome is Burning, and 1st and 10. Smith has also had a few acting jobs, making cameo appearances on the soap opera General Hospital and the Chris Rock movie I Think I Love My Wife.