John Skipper stepped down from his position as President of ESPN and Co-Chairman of all the Disney Media Networks. He cited a substance abuse problem for his resignation. Skipper was one of the biggest behind the sciences contributors in ESPN History. But how much is this sports media guru actually worth?
John Skippers Net Worth as of 2018: $15 Million
How did one man make so much off of a sports media channel?
Skipper grew up in Lexington North Carolina attending Lexington Senior High School. From an early age John always had a fancy for the written word. He attended the University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill where he majored in English Literature. He followed that up with a Masters degree in English Literature from Columbia University in New York City.
Once he completed his studies he began his professional career as a secretary at Rolling Stone magazine. He moved up the ranks quickly becoming a staff writer within 2 years. He also worked for US Magazine and Spin during his years leading unto his job with ESPN
June 1997: He was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of ESPN The Magazine.
October 2005: He became Executive Vice President of Content.
January 2012: He was named President of ESPN, Inc. He was also named the co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. Where he received $5 million per year in salary.
ESPN keeps their salaries under wraps for the most part but I was able to find out that little nugget.
As I mentioned above John Skipper has retired from his position as President of ESPN and Co-chairman of Disney Media Networks as of December 18, 2017. John has plenty to look back on to be proud of but for his sake, we wish him well in his recovery and hope he can contribute to sports in the future!