AI Roker is widely known as an American TV weather forecaster, author, and actor. He has a net worth of $60 million. AI Roker gained immense popularity while working as a weather forecaster on NBC’s Today Show.
Details of al roker salary in 2019
AI Roker has a 20 year long relationship with NBC. So, how much does al roker make a year? Total al roker annual salary is around $10 million as of March 2020 according to Celebrity Net Worth website. The website further reports that he recently signed a five-year contract worth $50 million. The contract covers his responsibilities at The Weather Channel and the Today Show.
The net worth of AI Roker doubled in a single year from $30 million in 2018 to $60 million in 2019. The steep spike in his wealth is remarkable. There are no authentic reports as to what caused his wealth to swell in a little time frame.
The most likely factors behind this massive monetary surge include the different career posts he worked on such as his recently acquired position on Broadway. The firing of Matt Lauer, a lead anchor, created a vacuum that needed to be filled by the existing anchors including Roker. Another incident that might have contributed to the wealth of Roker is the release of Megyn Kelly from NBC over racially insensitive remarks.
Matt charged $20 million a year while Kelly charged $69 million a year. Roker filled in this vacuum and seized the opportunity to increase his wealth.
Full name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
Height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Age: 65 years old
Marital status: Married [Spouses: Alice Bell (1984-1994), Deborah Roberts (1995-present)]
Weight: 78 kg
Profession: Journalist, author, actor, television personality, and TV producer
Net worth: 60 million dollars
Early Life & Biography
AI Roker was born on Aug 20, 1954, in New York City. Presently he lives in Manhattan. His mother’s name is Isabel Roker who is from Jamaica. She raised AI Roker along with his father Sir Albert Lincoln who is from Bahamian. Roker’s father used to drive buses to make a living. He played a key role in empowering Roker to become someone with outstanding potential.
Roker went to the Oswego branch of the State University of New York where he studied Graphics Communication. Additionally, he took classes on meteorology to fulfill the science requirements of his degree. There he realized that he had got a talent for meteorology. When he finished college, he secured a job opportunity regarding meteorology at NBC in Cleveland.
He had a passion for the job which pushed him further up the ladder, and he got a promotion by the end of his fifth year. At the start, he was a weekend weatherman. After eight months, he started appearing on TV screens regularly on weeknights. Then he grabbed the opportunity to be a weekday weatherman.
Roker didn’t have a major in Meteorology but he was passionate about it. Gradually, he gained popularity for composing weather reports by using NBC’s radar while others used National Weather Service.
It is a fact that al roker net worth grew fast when he started hosting ‘Wake Up With The AI’ TV show which aired during weekdays on the weather channel. He teamed up with Dick Lochte and released several murder mystery books in 2009, featuring Billy Blessing.
Books & Movies
Roker is a multitalented man. After his tremendous success as a weatherman, he kicked off his career in the entertainment industry and appeared in movies like The Big Year, My Generation, Quest for Camelot, Madagascar Escape 2 and Kungfu Panda.
Roker also is a prolific writer. He has written books like The Morning Show Murders: A Novel, Backyard Barbecue, The Talk Show Murders: A Billy, Blessing Novel, and The Midnight Show Murders: A Billy Blessing Novel.
Social Media Earnings
AI Roker has over 600k followers on Instagram. When an influencer crosses the 100k bar, he starts charging $1,000 for one sponsored post. This data guides us that Roker’s average earning per sponsored post from Instagram is about $3,000 to $5,000.
Awards & Achievements
Roker has been decorated with multiple awards since the day he started his career. He won Daytime Emmy four times. His book ‘The Midnight Show Murders’ was nominated for the 2011 Nero Award. Roker has a Guinness World Record to his credit, which he set in 2014 for reporting straight 34 hours.