Anthony Cumia Net Worth

Anthony Cumia Net Worth

Hosting a popular radio show in a city of over 8 million people makes you something of a personality. Add a controversial lifestyle on top of that and you are definitely a celebrity. Such is the life of Anthony Cumia, a New York radio personality whose career has not lived up to controversy. To find out more about Anthony Cumia’s life, such as his net worth, professional history, and controversies, read on below.

 

Anthony Cumia Biography

Before popular opinion of him split between love and hate, Anthony Cumia was just a humble worker who fixed small structural problems in New York houses. Despite dropping out of high school and never attending college, he was a man with dreams of becoming a radio personality. So when Gregg “Opie” Hughes “announced an OJ Simpson song parody contest, Anthony saw it as a way to live out a part of his dream, to hear his voice on the radio.

Anthony went to work with his brother Joe and submitted what became one of the winning songs in the contest. He, along with his brother, was invited to the show. Gregg, who fell in love with the brothers’ work, wanted more from the source and before long, Anthony was producing comedies for Gregg. Both parties, realizing how well they work together and their chemistry, decided in 1995 to start a show together.

Anthony Cumia and Opie Hughes became quite the effective but troublesome pair. Despite his obvious ability to present a show that appeals to many listeners, his on-air behavior was a never-ending source of trouble for the duo. His first show, which launched in March 1995, was canceled over a terrible prank that made his listeners think the mayor of Boston had been killed in a car accident.

Despite their troublesome nature, they were attracting excellent grades and gaining new opportunities. With each new opportunity, their show grew bigger, reaching 17 stations across the country in 2002 after they were signed by another station, WNEW radio in New York. At this point, the couple had Jim Norton on the show, in an effort to rein in their excesses. However, it was not very effective as Anthony Cumia and Opie Hughes canceled their show and were banned from working for two years after another controversial stunt.

However, soon after, the couple was back on the radio again, this time on satellite radio. The couple went on an 8-year non-stop show from April 2006 to July 2014 when Anthony Cumia’s controversial nature manifested itself in a series of racist tweets. He subsequently was fired from the show. He has managed to find a way to live his dream of being a radio personality. He, along with Artie Lange, currently hosts a show titled The Artie and Anthony Show .

Wife & girlfriend

Anthony met a lady named Jennifer, who would end up being his wife in 1987. Jennifer, who was dating Anthony Cumia’s brother Joseph, began dating Anthony in 1989 after she broke up with Joe and the two got married after seven months. In March 2002, the couple divorced.

Anthony then dated Jill Nicolini in 2008 and model Melissa Stetten in 2012. Anthony’s series of controversy and bad behavior didn’t stop at his shows. On December 19, 2015, he got into an argument with his girlfriend, Danielle Brand, and it got violent. He was arrested and released without bail on December 21.

Having previously denied the allegations of the arrest, it was revealed in June 2016 that he had pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing in a plea deal. All indications currently suggest that Anthony Cumia is single.

Anthony Cumia Net Worth

Anthony Cumia is worth $8 million. Being a co-host on one of the most popular radio shows has its own financial reward. He currently earns $3 million per year.

Other facts about Anthony Cumia

1. He is a supporter of the NRA

Anthony Cumia is a supporter of the NationalRifle Association and holds a carry permit for New York City. His favorite weapon is the Heckler & Koch P2000 .40 caliber, which he normally has on him, along with a PPKS .380 ACP.

 

2. Anthony Cumia has been in rehab

On March 30, 2016, Anthony announced that he would spend the next month in rehab for unspecified issues. He has a well-documented alcohol abuse problem that he says started at an early age due to his father’s enabling culture.

3. You are trying to become an author

Anthony is also trying to get out of the radio booth and become an author. He announced in September 2017 that he is writing a book.