The sports industry remains one of the largest paying markets for announcers. And with a career of almost two decades, the talented sports commentator, Max Kellerman's net worth is undoubtedly escalating with time.
American Sportscaster, Max is known as the ESPN analyst and the color commentator on HBO World Championship Boxing and HBO Boxing After Dark.
How Much Is Max Kellerman’s Net Worth?
Max has garnered a net worth of $6 million from his professional sports commentary career from the late 90’s. During his tenure at ESPN Broadcasting, he hosted the cable’s boxing series, Friday Night Series.
After working for the ESPN for some years, Max left the network in 2004 and signed Fox Sports' self-titled TV Program, 'I, Max.' He added a significant amount of salary after allying with HBO Network in 2007 to run Boxing After Dark telecasts and World Championship Boxing series.
He joined the hands with ESPN for the second time on its LA radio station ESPNLA 710 in mid-2017 along with his co-host, Stephen A. Smith. According to the early 2017 reports of Total Sportek, Max’s salary from the ESPN Network is reported to be $3- $5 million, a year. The Boxing Commentator’s paycheck has escalated from the last decade after replacing ESPN host, Skip Bayles in its favorite show, First Take.
Max’s Family: Brother Was Murdered
Max was born to his psychologist father, Henry Kellerman, and an artist mother, Linda Kellerman. He is a Jewish, and is fluent in Yiddish and possesses Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.
Max had a younger brother, Sam Kellerman, a Freelance Sportswriter by profession. Sam was found dead in his apartment on 17 October 2004, and former American Boxer James Butler got arrested for the murder case. According to the Police reports, Max’s brother and James were residing in the same apartment since September 2003.
Sam’s body was entirely covered with blood shreds, and a hammer was found next to his body. His four-wheeler was missing, and his apartment was also set on fire. Four months after the tragic incident, James was given a 29 years imprisonment by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on 5 April 2006.
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Previously, Sam wrote a column on the retired boxer James in Sports Illustrated magazine where he mentioned about James' bipolar disorder, diagnosis, and his past imprisonment of four months.
Max also has two younger brothers named Harry and Jack.
Suspended From ESPN After Hitting Then-Girlfriend, Now-Wife
The 45 years old sportscaster is married to a lady named Erin Manning for over two decades. Talking about his relationship with his wife, Max admitted of hitting his now-wife during his on-air ESPN-LA Radio show in 2014. After the nasty comment of beating his then-girlfriend, on 7 August 2014, ESPN stated about his suspension until 14 August 2014.
According to the Dailymail, both the couple were drunk at a college party. Meanwhile his then-girlfriend, Erin slapped him, and to the response, he also hit her.
Nevertheless, the pair is still together for more than 20 years and are blessed with three children: Sam, Esther, and Mira Kellerman.
Max Kellerman with wife, Erin Manning and two children in Beverly Hills, California in 2017 (Photo: alamy.com)
On his Twitter post on 19 February 2018, Max, age 45, talked about his daughter Esther who referenced a novel series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy over dinner.
Previously, an NFL video surfaced on the internet in 2015 where Max and his another daughter, Mira were seen choosing Bills over New England Patriots.
The American sports commentator was born on 6 August 1973 in The Bronx, New York City as per wiki. Max stands at the height of 1.8 m (5 feet 11 inches), and his birth sign is Leo.
He graduated from New York City's P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village, Hunter College High School in 1991 and later obtained a degree in History from the Columbia University in 1998.