Shirley Strawberry was born on the 28th July in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is best known for being a very successful radio personality, especially for co-hosting the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” on Radio One. She is also recognized as the author of the book “The Strawberry Letter”. She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since the 1980s.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Shirley Strawberry as of early 2016? According to sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Shirley’s net worth is equal to $1.5 million, with the main source of course being accumulated through her career as a radio personality. Another source is coming from selling her book. In addition to these, she has also appeared in several TV series, which have also contributed to her net worth.
Shirley Strawberry Net Worth $1.5 Million
Shirley Strawberry was raised by a single mother, as her father died when she was a baby. She was a great student, and from an early age she wanted to work on the radio. There isn`t data available concerning her education, but with the beginning of 1980s, Shirley began to pursue her professional career on the radio.
Shirley`s first job was as radio jockey for Chicago’s WCGI-FM, on which she also co-hosted the Doug Banks Show. Afterwards, she received an offer to join the 92.3 Beat in Los Angeles which she accepted, and soon she became the host of her own radio talk show, which highly increased her overall net worth, but her popularity as well. With the beginning of the 2000s, the radio station in which she worked was bought by Radio One, owned by Cathy Hughes. Thanks to Shirley`s great performance, she stayed on in the radio station, and acquired a new job, working alongside Steve Harvey on his radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, as a co-host. This certainly increased her net worth, but also encouraged her to continue with her career on radio. Over the years, Shirley earned her own sequence, “Strawberry Letter”, as a part of the show, in which Shirley answers letters from her listeners, and tries to give them the best advice possible. On account of that segment, Shirley has also published a book, entitled “The Strawberry Letter—Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn’t Sexy”, which has also added to her net worth.
Thanks to her popularity, Shirley has also widened her career to acting, appearing in the film directed by Tyler Perry “Madea Goes To Jail” (2009), and she has also appeared in Steve Harvey`s productions such as “The Steve Harvey Project” (2010), and the TV series “Steve Harvey” (2015), increasing further her overall net worth.
During her career, Shirley has also won several awards and recognitions, as she was named as one of the most influential women in radio by the Radio Ink magazine, for three consecutive years. Furthermore, she won the Best Selling Author & NAACP image award for her book.
When it comes to her personal life, Shirley Strawberry has been married to entrepreneur Ernesto Williams since January of 2015; he proposed to her live on the radio, while she was working. From a previous marriage she has a daughter. In spare time, she is very active on her own Twitter account, on which she has over 145,000 followers.
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