Michael Anthony Strahan (born May, 1971) is a former American football defensive end who spent his 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and retired after winning Super Bowl XLII with the team over his hometown team, the New England Patriots. He played college football at Texas Southern University, where he was one of its leading defensive players in 1991.
Strahan played high school football at Kelly High School in San Antonio, Texas. An all-state selection in 1989, he also lettered three years each in basketball and track while attending high school. Michael’s brother William Strahan is a pro bowler in the same league as Mike, having won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants in 1997 and 2001. Strahan’s other brother, Leander Strahan, played tight end in the NFL from 1995 to 2002.
Strahan retired after winning his second Super Bowl ring following the 2007 season, ending his career with pass sacks (142½) ranking him 6th on the NFL’s all-time sack list. During the ,2010 broadcast of Fox NFL Sunday, Jay Glazer reported that Michael stated he would consider coming out of retirement if he thought he could still play at a high level. This was quickly shot down by Strahan who said “There is no way I can play”, when asked about it by Glazer during their conversation on today’s show. He played in 188 consecutive regular season games and started 185 of them, the second-most consecutive starts by a defensive lineman in NFL history.
Strahan is considered one of the greatest defensive ends ever and currently holds the NFL record for sacks with 22.5 (Michael was also tied with former teammate Leonard Little at 17 but it has since been broken). On February 2, 2013, he was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His bust, sculpted by Scott Myers, was unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony on August 3.
Co-hosted in ABC’s good morning America
He retired from professional football in May 2018 following a career that spanned over 16 seasons, including 12 with the New York Giants. He became known for his catchphrases “Big Time” and “Anything Is Possible,” which he used to greet fans at games. He co-hosted ABC’s Good Morning America and its spinoff Strahan, Sara, and Keke until 2016. From 2012 to 2016, he won two Daytime Emmys as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on Live! With Kelly and Michael. In 2014, he began appearing on Good Morning America regularly and became a full-time employee of GMA, leaving Live! Michael Strahan’s Net Worth is around $65.
Michael Strahan’s net worth is believed to be more than $65 million. This includes his 15-year career with the New York Giants and his current work as a media figure.
Michael Strahan’s Endorsements
Michael Strahan has worked with a number of companies and products, including Metamucil, Subway, Snickers, Pizza Hut, Dr. Pepper, and Right Guard. In April 2016 Strahan inked a contract with ABC as a full-time co-host of the Good Morning America program. As a result of his full-time job at ABC, he is not involved with product or company endorsements at the moment. However, his men’s fashion line that he launched through J.C. Penney’s departmental stores is still in operation and sells suits, collared shirts, belts, ties, cufflinks, suspenders, and other accessories.
Michael Strahan’s Investments
Tom Brady and Drew Brees have teamed up to launch a sports media project called Religion of Sports. The company’s aim is to explain why sports are so essential in various parts of the world. The clients of the sports media firm include Facebook Watch, Showtime, NBC, ESPN, Apple Plus, AT&T, and Amazon (among others), while brands such as Under Armour have partnered with them.
Michael Strahan’s other sources of income
Strahan is also a television personality, having appeared as an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday and co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America. He has also served as a sports presenter on the internet.
Michael Strahan’s House
Following his divorce from Jean Muggliand, Strahan sold a mansion in Montclair, New Jersey and the proceeds were split equally. The home was valued at $3.6 million. In August 2008, Strahan paid $1.665 million for a two-bed, two-bath, 1,911-square-foot condo in lower Manhattan that he later sold for $2.4 million in 2014 while he was engaged to Nicole Mitchell Murphy. He also owned a property in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood acquired in 2013 for $16 million while dating Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
The mansion, which has 15,600 square feet and was completed in 2013, is located on a one-acre lot with a 59-foot swimming pool, extensive grass, and mature trees. The three-story home includes a library, home theater room, Prohibition-style wine cellar with drinking area, gymnasium (with game room), sauna (men’s and women’s), two laundry rooms. The master wing features a sitting room with fireplace. There are nine bedroom suites and 14 bathrooms in the house. In 2015, Strahan sold the mansion for $21.5 million.
Michael Strahan’s Cars
A list of automobiles owned by Strahan includes a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, and a 2012 Rolls-Royce Drophead. According to MotorTrend, the list also consists of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, a 2012 Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, an 2015 Porsche GT3 RS, a Mercedes S65 Black Series, a 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon car and an 1990 Lamborghini LM002 SUV.
Michael has worked with organizations including PETA, the American Cancer Society, and the Children’s Miracle Network, but he is most recognized for his volunteer effort at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has worked tirelessly to help raise awareness for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which supports military veterans and their spouses through investing in and empowering them.