Gregg "Opie" Hughes Net Worth
Gregg "Opie" Hughes net worth and salary: Gregg "Opie" Hughes is a New York based radio and media personality who has a net worth of $12 million. He is best known for formerly being one half of the popular morning talk radio show, "Opie and Anthony" which aired in some form for 20 years.
Gregg Opie Hughes was born in New York on May 23, 1963. Gregg "Opie" Hughes co-hosted the show from 1995 to 2014. The co-hosts met after Anthony Cumia submitted an OJ Simpson parody song to Opie's radio show. The song was extremely popular and soon after Gregg invited Cumia to appear on his show. The duo proceeded to broadcast together for more than 20 years.
Over the years, the "Opie and Anthony" show has been the subject of much controversy. The show has been forced off the air multiple times. One time the show was canceled after the hosts concocted a prank that claimed the mayor of Boston had been killed in a car accident. After this firing, the duo actually landed a much higher profile job at WNEW in New York City. They spent the next four years, between 1998 and 2002, reigning over afternoon drive time ratings in NYC. The show was canceled after the hosts broadcast a contest which encouraged listeners to have sex in public places.
At the time of their firing, Opie and Anthony were each earning $5 million per year as part of a three-year $30 million contract. They technically weren't fired, their show was canceled and CBS continued to pay them the remainder of their contract. They returned to the airwaves in October of 2004 after a two-year absence, this time on XM Radio. In July 2014, Anthony was fired from Sirius after sending out a series of tweets that were deemed to be racially charged. Opie continued broadcasting with comedian Jim Norton until October of 2016. Opie was fired from Sirius on July 6, 2017 after a series of controversies and disagreements with management. He now hosts a podcast.
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Salary:||$3 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||May 23, 1963 (57 years old)|
|Profession:||Radio personality, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|