Tom Joyner Net Worth : $40 Million
An American Radio Host & Founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation and REACH Media Inc.
Source of Wealth
Date of Birth
November 23, 1949
Completed graduation with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tuskegee University
Tom Joyner’s Income & Total Net Worth
Tom Joyner, with a net worth of $40 million, is a radio host for the popular radio show, known as the Tom Joyner Morning Show. He built his net worth as a successful radio personality. He serves as the founder of the REACH Media Incorporation and BlackAmericaWeb.com. He is known for founding the Tom Joyner Foundation. He also serves as the member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is recognized as The Hardest Working Man in Radio for providing long hour services. He is also known as The Fly Jock. Apart from radio, he serves as an author. He has also been featured in documentaries and movies.
Tom Joyner established The Tom Joyner Foundation to support HBCUs, i.e., historically black colleges and universities. The foundation generated nearly $60 million for HBCUs. The foundation provides various scholarships, namely The Hercules Scholarships and Full Ride Scholarship. It also encourages various programs, like Global Education, Veterans Education Program, Art Legacy, and Teacher Quality.
Properties: Private Fortune
Private fortunes of Tom Joyner consist of a luxurious villa at Golden Beach, Florida. He also owned a luxurious mansion in Beverley Hills. It was on the market for a price of $5.6 million. The mansion included four elegant bedrooms, a spa, a pool, a waterfall, and a fire pit.
Tom Joyner’s Career
Tom Joyner was born on November 23, 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Tuskegee University. Initially, he had a desire to become a musician. He joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to pursue his goal. He joined a band with his friend, but it didn’t prove to be successful. After this, his family motivated him to take another line for building a successful career.
He started his career in broadcasting in Montgomery, Alabama. During his early broadcasting career, he worked at various radio stations as St. Louis, Montgomery, and Memphis. In 1978, he shifted to Chicago where he hosted a morning show at WVON radio station. Within three months, he switched to its competitor WBMX-FM. In July 1978, he was employed by the GM of WJPC (now WNTD).
Soon, he was given two positions- one for the afternoon show at WGCI-FM in Chicago and other for the morning show at KKDA-FM in Dallas. He grabbed both the opportunities. In 1994, he was hired to host a nationally-syndicated radio show, titled Tom Joyner Morning Show by ABC Radio Networks. In 2005, he was introduced as an emcee for the show syndicated for one hour. The show gained immense success as it was heard live in more than 100 cities and became one of the top-rated radio shows.
- Books: Tom authored various books, including I’m Just a DJ but … It Makes Sense to Me and Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College.
- Filmography: He has been featured in a documentary series with his grandfather and father, titled Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter. He made a cameo appearance in movies namely The Gospel and Madea Goes to Jail. He has given his appearance on a television show, titled The Tom Joyner Sky Show.
- Awards and Honours: Throughout his career, he gained various awards for his outstanding performances. Some of his achievements include:
- The National Radio Hall of Fame (1998)
- NAB Marconi Radio Award (2004)
- International Civil Rights Walk of Fame (2008)