Al Michaels's Net Worth Skyrockets With Game-Changing $33M Amazon Contract

Legendary sports commentator Al Michaels signed a $33 million deal to call Amazon's 'Thursday Night Football' games. What's his net worth now?

Jennifer Farrington - Author

May 16 2023, Updated 8:14 a.m. ET

Al Michaels attends the 2018 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour.
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There's a sea of sports commentators who have and continue to provide the play-by-play for sporting events but only few measure up to Al Michaels. Despite having entered the world of television back in 1964, the legendary sports broadcaster remains a household name and, believe it or not, he's still relevant.

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In March 2022, Michaels landed a three-year, multi-million dollar contract to call Amazon's Thursday Night Football. Here’s a look at how much Michaels is worth and how he scored a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Al Michaels

American television sportscaster

Net worth: $40 million

Al Michaels may be one of the best sports commentators to date but he has also appeared as himself in Jerry Maguire and BASEketball. Michaels’s talent scored him the title of Sportscaster of the Year in 1996 (American Sportscasters Association) and the Sportscaster of the Year in 1991 (Washington Journalism Review).

Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Birthdate: Nov. 12, 1944

Education: Graduated from Arizona State University, majored in radio and television with a minor in journalism

Spouse: Linda Anne Stamaton

Kids: 2

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How did Al Michaels get rich?

Al Michaels speaks onstage during 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour.
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Michaels has long been a fan of sports and one might credit that passion for driving him to lead a successful career in sports broadcasting. Between 1976 and 2006, Michaels worked for ABC Sports. After spending nearly three decades at the network, the sports commentator moved to NBC Sports where he broadcasted Sunday Night Football alongside John Madden.

Over the course of his career, Michaels built a reputation for himself while calling the play-by-play for many NFL games and his role on Monday Night Football. Some of his most notable games include calling the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also called Game 3 of the 1989 World Series, the same game that was interrupted by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in California.

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Although Michaels spent much of his career working for ABC and NBC, by 2022, he was ready to take his skills elsewhere. He joined Amazon’s Thursday Night Football. Amazon reportedly provided him with a $33 million contract. So, what's the top sportscaster worth now? A whopping $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

John Madden (left) and Al Michaels (right) in suits and ties.
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John Madden (left) and Al Michaels (right)

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Why did Al Michaels leave NBC?

Michaels left NBC for a generous contract at Amazon. Prior to his departure from the network, Michaels was earning a reported $8 million per year from NBC. As mentioned, Michaels will serve as the play-by-play caller for Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video.

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What is Al Michaels best known for?

Michaels is considered one of the most respected sports commentators to date. He's known for calling major sporting events including the World Series, Super Bowl, and NBA finals. Growing up, the sportscaster favored the Brooklyn Dodgers and developed an interest in sports commentating at a young age.

But Michaels didn’t land his first sportscasting job until 1964, two years after he graduated high school.

Michaels first got his break in television after he landed a role with Chuck Barris Productions. His job? To choose the women who would appear on The Dating Game. From there, Michaels went on to handle public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Al Michaels and Linda Anne Stamaton attend the 10th Annual Sports Business Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis.
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Where is Al Michaels now?

Michaels has been married to Linda Anne Stamaton since August 1966. The two were reportedly high school classmates and went on to become lifelong partners. During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Michaels admitted that Stamaton is the "love of his life."

The couple has two children and four grandchildren and are said to live in Los Angeles. When he's not working, you'll likely catch Michaels playing golf, grabbing a bite to eat at a fine dining restaurant, or spending time with family.

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