How much is Rickey Smiley’s net worth?
Rickey Smiley is 54 years old American stand-up comedian, actor, radio personality, and television host. As of 2023, Rickey Smiley’s net worth is estimated at USD 7 Million Approx.
|Net Worth in 2021||USD 7 Million|
|Income Source||Acting, TV & Radio Shows|
|Real Name||Broderick Dornell Smiley|
|Famous Name||Rickey Smiley|
|Birth Place||Birmingham, Alabama, United States|
|Birthday||10 August 1968|
|Age/How old?||54 years old|
|Height/How tall?||6 feet 0 inches (1.80 m)|
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, TV host, Radio personality|
Who is Rickey Smiley?
He is well known for his prank phone calls that aired on his nationally syndicated radio program in 2004.
As of Jan 2023, Rickey Smiley’s net worth is $7 million.
In 1989, Rickey started his career as a comedian. He received worldwide acclaim for his Rickey Smiley Morning Show as a host.
Later, he also starred in television sitcoms such as The Rickey Smiley Show (2012) and Rickey Smiley For Real (2015) on the TV One network. His other appearances include HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, and Comic Escape.
Moreover, Rickey starred in the 2002 American stoner comedy film Friday After Next, alongside Ice Cube.
Currently, he is working as a columnist in an American television news broadcasting program, Dish Nation.
Rickey Smiley’s Age & Birthday
Rickey Smiley was born on 10th August 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama, named Broderick Dornell Smiley. According to his date of birth, Rickey Smiley is 54 years old.
He was born to Carolita Smiley Lester.
At 6, he lost his father, who got shot to death. His mother, Carolita, raised him and his sibling Karon with the help of her extended family.
Smiley first discovered his comic talent at an amateur night at The Comedy Club in Birmingham.
Rickey Smiley attended Woodlawn High School for his early education.
Later, he attended Tuskegee University but for a short stint. Eventually, he joined Alabama State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in English in 1992.
Rickey Smiley’s Net Worth
Rickey Smiley has an estimated net worth of $7 million as of Jan 2023.
He has accumulated all his wealth as a stand-up comedian, actor, and television & radio host.
As a radio personality, Smiley has earned most of his career income and fame. He has also made money from his appearances in various films.
Additionally, he earns from the sales of his prank-call albums which adds to his worth.
How Rickey Smiley earned millions?
According to an interview with BET.com, Rickey Smiley pursued comedy as a career in November 1989. He later started working as a host for Birmingham’s Cobblestone Comedy Theatre.
He established himself as a comedian by touring the country with George Wallace, gospel singer Dottie Peoples, jazz singer Will Downing and jazz instrumentalist Najee.
Smiley developed his signature style by imitating known people such as 90-year-old Sister Bernice Jenkins, Coach McClainy and school-age Lil Daryl.
In 2000, he hosted an American stand-up comedy show, Comic View, on BET. In the following season, he came up as a host of another comedy show, The Way We Do It.
For the second season of Comic View, Smiley won the BET’s Platinum Mic Viewer’s Choice Award in 2004.
Alongside, he made his appearances in shows like HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, The Nashville Network, HBO’s Snaps, Uptown Comedy Club, and Comic Escape.
In April 2004, Rickey Smiley became the radio personality of the morning show for radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas.
His performance earned him fame worldwide for his trademark prank calls.
Some of his famous prank calls include; ‘Come Over’, ‘Buried Alive’, ‘Churches’ and ‘Uncle Melvin’, among others.
Deal with Syndication One
In 2008, he signed a deal with Syndication One to host The Rickey Smiley Morning Show nationwide.
Smiley has also released six albums of his prank calls titled;
- Rickey Smiley: Vol. 6
- Rickey Smiley: Vol. V
- Rickey Smiley “Off The Hook Volume 4”
- Rickey Smiley: Vol. III
- Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. II
- The Best of Comedian Rickey Smiley Vol. I
Moreover, he did an American television sitcom, The Rickey Smiley Show, on TV One from September 2012 to April 2015.
In 2015, he starred in the reality television show Rickey Smiley For Real based on his life.
The show has completed its five seasons and is still on the air on the TV One network.
Among accolades, Rickey has won the 2013 Vision Award for The Rickey Smiley Show and got nominated for the same in 2014.
He has also won the 2017 Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.
Presently, Smiley is working as a columnist on Stu Weiss’s created Dish Nation.
It is a television news broadcasting program by Fox Corporation.
Rickey Smiley’s Wife and Kids
Rickey Smiley got divorced once. There is no information about his ex-wife and their separation.
He is the father of six children named D’Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, Malik Smiley, and Aaryn Smiley.
Four are his biological children, and two are adopted.
The names of adopted children didn’t get mentioned on social media.
Rickey Smiley‘s Height, Weight, and Physical Stats
Do you want to know the physical appearance, height, and weight of Rickey Smiley? Have a look below:
|Height||6 feet (1.80 m)|
|Weight||78 kg or 172 lbs (approx.)|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
Rickey Smiley on Youtube
He has Joined Youtube on Feb 1, 2012, He has over 223,840,385 views and 722K subscribers on his youtube channel as of 16 Jan 2023.
Click the link below to visit his Youtube Channel.
Channel Name: Rickey Smiley
Rickey Smiley Social Media Profiles
Rickey Smiley is active in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
He has more than 5.1 million followers on his Facebook account, around 1.9 million followers on Twitter, and he has about 3.8 million followers on his Instagram account as of 16 Jan 2023.
Rickey Smiley is Alabama based stand-up comedian, actor, television, and radio personality. He is a talented comedian known for his famous prank phone calls.
He became famous for creating humorous instances using his characters to make phone calls to unsuspected people and friends. In 2005, he earned fame and became a morning radio personality for a morning show in Dallas, Texas, at 97.9 FM.
Additionally, he earns from his appearances in various films and television shows. The sales of his six prank albums also add to his income.
He is also a columnist for Dish Nation and has won the NAMIC Vision Award for his excellent performance in 2013.
As of Jan 2023, Rickey’s estimated net worth is $7 million.
Rickey Smiley’s real name or full name is Broderick Dornell Smiley and he was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on 10 August 1968.
Rickey Smiley’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be approximately $7 million.
Rickey Smiley was born on 10 August 1968. According to his birthday, Rickey Smiley’s age is 54 years as of 2023.
Rickey Smiley is reportedly 6 feet (183 cm) tall.
No, Rickey Smiley is not gay. He identifies as a straight black man.
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