Joe Buck Net Worth
Joe Buck has a net worth of around 35 million dollars.
On an annual basis, Joe currently earns an average of 13 million dollars yearly. At the beginning of his career, he signed a contract earning an estimated 6 million dollars a year. In 2021, he signed a one-year extension contract with Fox of around 11 million dollars. He has also signed a six-year deal with ESPN paying him about 60 to 75 million dollars.
Joe Buck Early Life
Joe Buck was born on the 25th of April, 1969, and is currently 53. He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida.
His father broadcasted for the St. Louis Cardinals during their spring training. Joe was raised in the St. Louis area and went on to study at the St. Louis Country Day School to get educated. He then went on to study at Indiana University Bloomington. While working towards his degree as an undergraduate, Buck got the offer in 1989 to kickstart his broadcasting career.
Joe Buck Career
At the start of his career, Buck called play-by-play for a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals called the Lousiville Redbirds. He also covered ESPN’s Triple-A All-Star Game in 1989 as a reporter. In 1991, he reported for KMOV, a St Louis CBS affiliate, and broadcasted for the Cardinals on local television and KMOV radio. He provided the play-by-play commentary for basketball games at the University of Missouri. Joe also got many opportunities because he had the chance to fill in for his father on specific occasions when his father was busy juggling many gigs.
When Fox Sports hired Joe in 1994, it was his big break. He eventually became so dedicated to his job with Fox that he had little time left to announce Cardinals games. He later made history when he became the youngest man to ever broadcast a regular schedule of National Football Games on television. He teamed up with Tim McCraver to become Fox’s lead play-by-play voice for MLB games. Tim had also previously worked with Joe’s father. Later, Buck broke the record for the youngest person to host a national World Series broadcast. Buck has used his father’s famous phrases by doing his voice play-by-play to pay homage to his father’s legacy.
As his career progressed, he announced fewer MLB regular-season games annually, typically starring significant clubs like the Yankees and Red Sox. He also promotes the World Series and the All-Star Game. He collaborated with the analysts John Smoltz and Ken Rosenthal in 2016. He broadcast for 21 World Series games and 20 All-Star Games by 2019, more than any other network television play-by-play announcer.
Besides baseball, Buck has played in several NFL games for Fox, with Tim Green as his color commentator. However, he stopped three years later to focus on baseball instead. He has also called several Super Bowls. He also had some time to focus on football as an announcer. In 2009 he starred in his show “Joe Buck Live,” which ended in 2010, unfortunately.
Buck has also appeared in several commercials for brands like Holiday Inn and Budweiser beer. He has also appeared on the gaming show Jeopardy! and late-night shows. Furthermore, he released his autobiography in 2016 titled “Lucky B*stard.”
Joe Buck’s Personal Life
From 1993-2011 Buck was married to Ann Archambault. The pair had two daughters while together. He then married Michelle Biesner, another reporter. Biesner used to work for NFL Network and now works for ESPN. She also used to be a Bronco cheerleader. The duo got married on the 12th of April, 2014. Moreover, they are parents to twin sons.