Lee Corso Salary, Net Worth, Health, Son

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 09 May, 2019
Lee Corso Salary, Net Worth, Health, Son

Ronald Reagan Media Award-winning sportscaster, Lee Corso stretched his career through the football as a player to a professional coach, who later made his way to earn the title as one of the prolific sports broadcasters and commentators. Known for his role as a coach at Indiana University, he grabbed two season winnings in 1979 and 1980.

Also, acknowledged as an analyst for ESPN for over three decades, he covers the major college games of the nation.

How Much Is Lee's Net Worth? 

The American sports broadcaster, Lee Corso, age 83, accumulates the immense wealth from his professional career as a media personality. Lee served over a decade as a commentator and a broadcaster and garnered an estimated net worth of $12 million. As being one of the prolific presenters, Lee is known for his comic hijinx. 

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He joined ESPN as an analyst for its Saturday College GameDay program in 1987 where he covered the major college football games. Also, he signed a multiyear contract to be the part of college gameday in 2017. As per Glassdoor, the median salary of the analyst at ESPN is $58k which means that he might have garnered a substantial amount of wealth and fortunes throughout his career at the channel.

Lee Corso during ESPN College GameDay at Alabama-LSU (Photo: Montgomery Advertiser)

Lee Corso entered the football field during his academic years at Florida State University as a defensive player, where he set the record of most interceptions at the age of 14.

Later, he served as a college football coach and led Indiana from 1973 to 1982 with two winning seasons in 1969 and 1970. Lee was also the 16th head football coach at Northern Illinois University. After that, he made the professional football coaching debut for Orlando Renegades of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1985. 

Along with the football and media career, he serves as Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga. 

Lee Corso's Health Issues

In the year 2009, Lee Corso suffered from the stroke which resulted in the partial paralyze on his right side of the body. As reported, the stroke caused due to the blockage to a small artery; however, there was no permanent damage. 

After the recovery, he planned on getting back to ESPN at the start of the season in 2009. 

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Long-lasting Married Life 

American commentator Lee Corso rejoices a blissful married relationship with his wife, Betsy Younghood with a long-term bond of over six decades. However, the information regarding their romantic relationship is limited. The couple dated for several periods and later confronted their friends and family tying their nuptial knot on 8 December 1956.

In the course of their sustained married life, Lee and his wife welcomed three sons and a daughter. He also has ten grandchildren from four kids in his family.

As of today, Lee Corso is in the run of sixty-two years of marriage, and the numbers of anniversaries are increasing with a strong relationship that exists between the couple.

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Short Bio 

Lee Corso was born as Leland Corso in 1935 in Miami, Florida, the United States and he celebrates his birthday on 7 August. He belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.