Bubba The Love Sponge Net Worth
Bubba the Love Sponge net worth: Bubba the Love Sponge is an American radio personality who has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. His career has been dogged by controversy since his first broadcasts just after college. Bubba the Love Sponge has been fired and/or banned from numerous radio stations due to his penchant for saying sexually explicit, racist, or objectionable comments on air. He was born as Todd Alan Clem on April 23, 1966 in Warsaw, Indiana. He began his radio career at Indiana Stae University's WISU-FM. Following graduation, one of his first jobs was at WGRD in Michigan where he worked on an evening show. Clem was in trouble almost immediately due to the sexual content of his show. After Roger's Department Store canceled their account with WGRD, management at the station removed Clem from his position. In 2001, while on the air at WXTB in Tampa, Clem slaughtered and barbecued a wild Florida Boar that had been captured by a professional hunter. He broadcast sound effects of hogs feeding to lead listeners to believe the hog was being harassed. This incident led to Clem, his executive producer, and two other people to be charged with animal cruelty, the trial received coverage outside Florida on Court TV; eventually, the defendants were acquitted by the jury. In 2001, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability and a $755,000 fine against four stations owned by Clear Channel for objectionable segments of Bubba the Love Sponge that included graphic discussions about sex and drugs. Shortly after, Clear Channel discontinued Clem's show and the CEO of Clear Channel testified in front of Congress that the show would no longer be broadcast on Clear Channel. Clem then started working as a backstage interviewer for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He was at the helm of several controversies during the shot time he was in that role, and was removed from the show after just over one month for making negative remarks about the 2010 earthquake disaster that left Haiti in ruins, and using racially-charged remarks against one of the wrestlers. Clem has been married and divorced twice, and has one child, Tyler Clem. In early 2012, he was sued by Hulk Hogan for apparently taping Hogan and Clem's then-wife having sex in his bedroom. There was eventually a settlement, and Clem publicly apologized to Hogan. He is currently hosting a late night news show, on Cox Radio and on RadioIO online.