Tavis Smiley Net Worth: American talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Born on September 13, 1964 in Mississipi, Tavis attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha psi fraternity. Tavis was interested in politics when he was 13 years old and in late 1980s he served as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles.
Tavis Smiley started his career in 1991 becoming a radio commentator on radio segments called “The Smiley Report” on KGFJ radio. In 1996, he became a commentator to Tom Joyner Morning Show and the same year he began hosting “BET Tonight” show. In that show, he discussed several topics including racial discrimination and police brutality to music and Hollywood gossip to several political figures and celebrities. However he hosted the BET Tonight show until 2001 after the network announced that his contract would not be renewed.
After that, Tavis hosted “The Tais Smiley Show” on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts “Tavis Smiley” on PBS and “The Tavis Smiley Show” from PRI. He is also the host of “Tavis Talks” on BlogTalkRadio’s Tavis Smiley Network. On 2014, Tavis Smiley also competed on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. However he was eliminated on the second week finishing in the 12th place.
On December 13, 2017, he was fired from PBS after multiple sexual allegations. He is accused of having sexual relationships with multiple staff members.