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Michael Wilbon


Facts of Michael Wilbon

Full NameMichael Wilbon
First NameMichael
Last NameWilbon
Birth CityChicago, Illinois
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameRaymond Wilbon
Mother NameCleo Wilbon
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSheryl Wilbon
No Of Children1
Height189 cm
Networth$12 M
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Date of BirthNovember 19,1958
Age65 years
Married Date1997

Michael Wilbon is an American journalist who is currently a sports commentator for ESPN and

He is the son of Cleo Wilbon and Raymond Wilbon. He also has a brother Donald Wilbon.

Married And Wife

He is married to Sheryl Wilbon, who previously worked as a lawyer. The couple exchanged wedding vows in 1997.

Michael, with his wife, Sheryl
Michael, with his wife, Sheryl Source:

On March 26, 2008, they were blessed with a son through surrogate. The pair named their child Matthew Raymond.

Here is a picture of his son shared by him with a caption, 

‘Matthew and....

Michael Wilbon Son
Michael Wilbon Son Source: Instagram

Before their child’s birth, Michael had a heart attack. He woke up his seven months pregnant wife in the middle of the night and told her to take him to the hospital. 

Despite her condition she rushed him to the hospital and luckily, he got cured because of proper treatment.

The couple has no time for dating as Michael mostly remains out from home because of his busy schedule.

There is no rumor of him having an extramarital affair. Also he did not have any girlfriend in the past.

Net Worth And Whopping Salary

He has an estimated net worth of $12 million with a salary of $4 million per year. He has garnered such a huge net worth through his career in journalism.

He earns around $160000 per month or $36923.08 per week.

He stepped in the field of journalism in the year 1979 when he started working as an intern in the local newspaper.

Following this, he joined the Washington Post as a journalist in 1980. Initially he worked on a column that focused on college sport, National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association. 

 Ten years later he was promoted and became a full-time writer and worked as regular columnist covering everything related to sports.

He has covered ten Summer and Winter Olympic Games for The Washington Post in his career and every Super Bowl since 1987. He has also covered almost every Final Four since 1982 and every year since 1987, the NBA Finals.

In 1982 he was the only journalist outside Hawaii who got the chance to cover a historic match between Chaminade and Virginia.

In 2001 he was named the top sports columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Black Journalists. 

Similarly he was also provided with the title of top sports columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists.

On 7th December 2010, he joined the ESPN family as a co-host of ESPN’s day by day sentiment gathering “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser and is still hosting the show.

Below is the list of Pardon the Interruption cast and their respective net worth:

Cast NameNet Worth
Tony Kornheiser$16 million
Tony Reali$2 million
Skip Bayless$13 million
Jay Mariotti$500 thousand
Norman Chad$800 thousand
Jason Whitlock$10 million
Stephen A. Smith$10 million

He did a cameo in the movie “Movie43” and has been part of a few minor television sports shows.

He has also written the introduction for both of Charles Barkley’s New York Times best-selling books, “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?” and “I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It.”

He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland, while his family lives in another house in Scottsdale, Arizona.


  1. He was born on November 19, 1958.
  2. He is a tall man standing at the height of 6 feet 2 inches.
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Updated On Mon Mar 15 2021 Published On Tue Nov 26 2019 By paper-boat

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