Dick Vitale, or Dickie V as we know him, is one of the biggest names when it comes to basketball commentary, and in 2021 we all heard the news that our very loved Dickie V is going off work and taking a break because of his physical condition, which requires him to give a bit rest to his vocal cords, as he is affected by cancer. Now that may have broken some basketball fans, hearts, because his commentary was something we all have enjoyed, be it in small games, or finals.
Though some interesting facts about him, is that he wasn’t a sports commentator from the start, if we see his career, he actually used to be a basketball coach, and soon after facing a bit of up and downs in his career, he was offered this job, which he was actually very reluctant to take, however, his wife motivated him to go on the television and have fun. That’s where we see the start of the journey of our very famous and loved Dickie V.
His commentary career, wasn’t always this smooth, and he always used to face a lot of problems with the television broadcasting system, however, he soon got used to it and something that we also don’t know about him is that he was also set to star in a sitcom series, however, he turned it down at the last moment because of some issues.
Now coming to the main topic of this article, which is regarding the net worth and the source of earnings of Dickie V, if you are a sports enthusiast, you will actually be shocked to find out the numbers and may end up considering this as a great profession for you, though the road is a very hard one and there is a lot of struggles. Do read this article till the end to know all about our very favourite Dick Vitale.
Dick Vitale Net Worth
Dick Vitale or Dickie V as we have mentioned has been a basketball television commentator, for quite a very long time now, we all will be actually shocked to know that he has been in the industry for more than 40 years by now, and something that has always been the constant regarding sports broadcasting is that it makes quite a good amount of money. From all the sources we have got and what we have seen, we can conclude, that he has quite a lavish lifestyle and he was actually so famous that he was offered to feature in a sitcom, which may have added much more to his net worth but unfortunately, he turned it down. Now today, based on all facts and sources, we can say he has a net worth of approximately 20 million dollars, which is huge when it comes to basketball commentators, and that is just because he is one of the most well-known names in the industry and throughout his career, he has achieved the title of a legend by this time in this industry.
Dick Vitale Early Life
An interesting fact about our Very loved Dickie V is that Dick Vitale is actually his professional name and his actual name which was given to him at birth is Richard John Vitale. He actually comes from a not very economically stable background but he has surely turned the tables by now for his family. He has got no siblings and he was born in Passaic, new jersey on the 9th of July 1939. He was first employed as a basketball coach, for school teams, and then with a lot of success in his coaching career, he moved to college teams and then state-level teams, however soon a bad season turned the tables and he was offered a job as a broadcaster instead of a coach and though he was very reluctant he took it and now we know where he stands in the industry.
Dick Vitale Personal Life
Dickie’s mother passed away when he was quite young. He has got no siblings as we have stated before. One interesting fact about his family is that he got married much before he started his career as a broadcaster. He has got two daughters though, Terri Vitale and Sherri Vitale. Other than this we have already stated about his degrading health conditions at the start, and the only thing we can hope for is that his health conditions get better, and we soon start seeing him again on the television.
ALSO READ: How Much Is Cameron Smith Net Worth?