ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Earns $12 Million/Year, Says He’s ‘Underpaid

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Stephen A.Smith is one of the highest-paid people in media but he apparently feels that he’s underpaid.

Last year, the NY Post’s Andrew Marchand revealed that Smith earns $8 million salary and an additional $4 million in production bonuses to earn $12 million

Via NY Post

The latest from The Post’s Andrew Marchand states that Smith’s “personal salary” is $8 million but that he also has a $4 million-per-year “production contract” which brings his total compensation to $12 million.

During Friday’s episode of “First Take,” Smith brought up that he was “underpaid” while talking about how there are no U.S.-born Black players projected to suit up for the 2022 World Series..

“Just like women are underpaid compared to male counterparts, Blacks are underpaid compared to white counterparts. So when you look at it from that perspective — and of course, I’m not talking about me,” Smith said. “Even though I got news for you, I am underpaid compared to some people on television and what they get paid. But that’s a subject for another day. I’m not apologizing for that to a damn soul. I am underpaid.”

Smith got blasted by some people who took offense to the ESPN broadcaster’s comments.

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