James Phillip Rome is an American sports radio host. His talk show, The Jim Rome Show, is syndicated by CBS Sports Radio. Broadcasting from a studio near Los Angeles, California, Rome hosts The Jim Rome Show on radio.
Jim Rome Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$110 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 14, 1964 (57 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Screenwriter, Presenter, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jim Rome Salary
Jim Rome is one the most highly-paid sports broadcasters in the world and the highest-paid radio personality. His current contract pays Rome $30 million annually. This figure has made Jim Rome the #1 highest-paid sports broadcaster worldwide for many years. Tom Brady’s 10 year, $375 million Fox Sports deal will start in 2022 when he retires. This breaks his previous record.
Jim Rome Early Life
James Phillip Rome was born on October 14, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. California is his hometown. After graduating from high school, Rome continued his education at University of California Santa Barbara. Jim’s first exposure to broadcasting was while he was still in college. He was given the chance to manage the school’s radio station’s sports programming. He received his diploma in 1987 and was awarded a degree as a Communications specialist.
Jim Rome Controversy
Jim Rome has been the center of many scandals over the course of his professional career. Jim Rome was involved in a violent altercation that Jim Everett had with him. Jim used the name of a female tennis player to refer to the incident, even though Everett made it clear that he took offense to the reference.
He also called Gordie Howe an “old idiot” and offered to pay International Hockey League players to do him harm. The joke was intended. Rome is also well-known for getting into an argument after asking David Stern if the NBA Draft Lottery had been fixed. He was also criticized for his condemnation of anyone who marches with a marching band.
After years of making fun of the sport, Rome developed an interest in horse racing and founded the Jungle Racing, LLC stable. In January 2013, Jungle Racing’s prized mare, Mizdirection, won the $150,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. In total, Mizdirection retired in 2013 with $1.72 million in earnings. He also ran another successful horse called Shared Belief, which won over $2 million in 2014 alone.
Jim Rome is married to his wife, Janet. Together, they have had two children, and they currently reside in California.
In 2015, it was reported that Jim Rome was selling his Laguna Beach property. It is in California. He originally offered the house for sale for just $6 million in 2014. After receiving no offers, he reduced the price to $5.5 million.
The property features three bedrooms, is in a quiet cul-de–sac and sits on top of a cliff with views over Thousand Steps Beach.
You can see the ocean, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean from the large windows. The property covers 2,500 square feet and includes a fireplace, teakwood terrace, vaulted ceilings, and vaulted ceilings. The property was purchased in its entirety by Rome in 2010 for $5.1 million. This shows that Rome could still make a decent profit, even if the price was decreased.
Rome was awarded $12.5 million in 2017 for the sale of a second home in Irvine, California. The Orange County home is located on a one-acre parcel, hidden away in Shady Canyon. Rome built the house in 2007 according to his exact specifications. It has a total area of 12,300 square feet. It also includes a wine cellar, theatre room, and an elevator.
The property has a swimming pool with saltwater, views over the canyons, and access to the golf courses. The original asking price for the property was $13.995 million. It was still able to set a new record as the most expensive Irvine residential property, even though it was only $12.5 million.
Jim Rome Career
Rome’s professional broadcasting career began when he relocated to San Diego. He found work at the radio station XTRA Sports 690 and developed his own show. This later became known as “The Jim Rome Show.” Throughout the next few years, Jim’s show became more and more popular until it was syndicated in 1996 by CBS. Today, “The Jim Rome Show” isn’t just limited to one radio station. Instead, it is broadcast across the United States and Canada, with over 200 radio stations taking part.
During this period, he started hosting shows for ESPN. These included “Talk2” and “Jim Rome is Burning.” Rome also found work for FX, hosting “The FX Sports Show.” In addition, he started working for Fox Sports Net, hosting a show called “The Last Word.” Although he left ESPN, he returned once more before finally parting ways with the network in 2011. Jim has discussed a possible return to ESPN, although he also stated that the interview format is the only real reason he would be interested in future television work. Today, Jim’s show remains on normal radio (not satellite) and draws in an audience of about 2.5 million.