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The Biography of Michael Strahan Including His Married Life, Career & Net Worth

Apr 15 2020 By Akbar Shekh  
The image of Michael Strahan



The image of Michael Strahan

If you are a sports enthusiast, especially loves to play football, then you must read about Michael Strahan, an American former professional football player who served his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Currently, he is working as a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America along with its spinoff Strahan, Sara and Keke.

The full-time employee of GMA also served as a co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael, a syndicated daytime talk show, for four years. There is no doubt that Michael has accumulated a fresh amount of money from his long career. His net worth if $65 million as of 2020. Then, how much salary does he earn? Mentioning his personal life, he married twice in his life and was also engaged with Nicole Mitchell.

Many of his followers are wondering about his current relationship status. Some of them want to know in detail about his married life and net worth. Let’s discuss his biography in the lower sections of this article. Until the end, stay tuned with us.

Early Life of Michael Strahan: Parents, Childhood & Education

Michael Strahan was born as Michael Anthony Strahan on 21st November 1971 in Houston, Texas. He grew up as the youngest child in his family with five elder siblings. His mother, Louise (Traylor) Strahan was a basketball coach, whereas, his father, Gene Willie Strahan used to be an Army Major and a boxer. Matter of fact, his father retired from boxing after building a 1-1 record against the heavyweight player, Ken Norton.

Michael moved to the army post, Benjamin Franklin Villiage with his family when he was at the age of 9. He studied at Westbury High School, however, began playing high school football at Mannheim American High School (MAHS). He then played one season of football at Westbury High School which was enough to get him a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University. Besides, he completed his graduation from Mannheim Christian.

Professional Life: Career & Achievements

Michael Strahan was so close to his uncle Arthur Strahan, a retired professional football player who played defensive end at Texas Southern University. He followed the footsteps of his uncle and successfully built his career as an American football player. In 1993, he drafted by the New York Giants, however, played in six games only due to injuries. He also performed his football skills as a member of the 2000 Giants and was in their playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV.

Michael retired from the NFL on 9th June 2008 after making over 141.5 sacks. In his NFL career, he made 854 tackles with 4 interceptions and 24 forced fumbles. After his retirement from the NFL, he became a media personality and began serving the Fox NFL Sunday as a football analyst. He currently works as a co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America and its spinoff Strahan, Sara and Keke. Due to his co-hosting of Live! with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa (2012-2016), he won two Daytime Emmy Awards. He currently serves GMA full-time.

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Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year 1971, Michael Strahan is currently in his late forties. His age is 48 years as of 2020. The former American football player, Strahan celebrates his birthday every 21st of November. According to his birth date, he was born under “Scorpio’ sun sign.

Married Twice & Once Engaged: Children & Relationship Status

As we mentioned many times, Michael Strahan married twice in his life. He first married to Wanda Hutchins, an interior designer in Germany in 1992. He shared two children; a son and a daughter with his first ex-wife. Their children are; Tanita (born in 1992), and Michael Jr. (born in 1995). The former couple ended their marriage with a divorce in 1996, however, the reason for their separation remains undisclosed.

Michael Strahan with his first and former wife, Wanda Hutchins
Michael Strahan with his first and former wife, Wanda Hutchins
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After three years, Michael went for his second marriage with Jean Muggli in 1999. From their marriage, the former couple had two children; twin daughters; Sophia and Isabella (born in the year 2004). During an interview, Muggli explained the reason for their divorce to be the physical assault and Strahan being gay.

Michael Strahan with his second and former wife, Jean Muggli
Michael Strahan with his second and former wife, Jean Muggli
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Strahan’s father told on their divorce:

Jean is a sick, evil lady. Mike was made at me. My wife was mad at me, and Jean, of course, was made at me. But I had to get it off my chest. Jean is sick. I’ve been praying for her for years. It’s a shame. 

After the divorce with his second spouse, Michael started a relationship with the ex-wife of the famous comedian, Eddie Murphy, Nicole Mitchell.

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Michael Strahan with his twin daughters
Michael Strahan with his twin daughters: Sophia and Isabella
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The former duo dated for five years and also got engagement. However, their relationship came to a very public dramatic end after Michael chated on her. Reportedly, Michael was with another woman in his room. As a result, the couple called off their engagement. As per several reports, Strahan is currently dating Kayla Quick who is 20 years younger than Michael. Their relationship is reportedly secretive while both of them have spotted in public together on a handful of occasions.

Height & Weight

The GMA host, Michael Strahan has a tall and fit body type. He stands at the height of 1.96m i.e. 6ft 5 inches. Similarly, his weight is 255 lbs i.e. 116 Kg.

Michael Strahan’s Net Worth

As we all know, Michael Strahan spent his 15-year career with the New York Giants of the NFL (National Football League). At present, he co-hosts ABC’s Good Morning America. He is a multi-talented guy where his wealth comes from his career as a football player, athlete, TV host, author and businessman. Let’s look at these question and answers:

  • How much salary does Michael Strahan make annually?

Michael Strahan earns an annual salary of $17 Million.

  • How much net worth does Michael Strahan have?

Michael Strahan has a net worth of $65 Million.

  • What was Michael Strahan’s highest-paid year and how much did he make?

Michael Strahan’s highest-paid year was 2002 when he received a bonus of $15,598,000 which was above his base salary of $5 Million.

  • How much did Michael earn in his final year of football?

He earned a paycheck of $4.5 Million in his final year of football.

  • How much Michael earned in 2018?

Michael Strahan earned $17 million of salary in 2018.

  • Which brands Michael Strahan has worked with?

Strahan has made endorsement deals with several brands i.e. Metamucil, Subway, Pizza Hut, Dr. Pepper and Right Guard.

Therefore, Michael is leading a lavish lifestyle with his family and children at present.

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