Clay Travis was born on April 6, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee and is a morning show radio host, sports journalist, writer and television analyst. He is outspoken and has become famous in the U.S. for the controversies he has triggered. What is Clay Travis Net Worth and how he’s making money? Let’s have a look!
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In 2016, the Vanderbilt University alma mater criticized Travis for wanting to remove the word ‘Confederate’ from its historic Confederate Memorial Hall. Again in September 2017 on CNN as a guest with anchor Brooke Baldwin he said “the only two things I 100 percent believe in are the First Amendment and boobs…”, triggered a lot of criticism.
Travis graduated from Martin Luther King Magnet at Pearl High School in 1997. He went to college at the George Washington University from where he graduated in 2001, he majored in history. He went on to study law and attended the Vanderbilt University Law School from where he and graduated in 2004.
Clay Travis started his career in a random way. He was a lawyer in the U.S. Virgin Islands when he started blogging about not being able to get a sports channel in Direct TV. Knowing an important cause when he sees one, Travis went on a hunger strike, and only ate pudding for 50 days. His hunger strike efforts failed, however his blogs triggered an interest in the American media in late 2004.
In 2005, Travis started writing for sports news outlets, including CBS. After leaving CBS, he joined Deadspin as writer and editor. He gave up practicing law and eventually, Travis started his own sports website and got a hosting job on NBC Sports. From there, he went to Fox Sports, where he was able to sign a contract that included his website, as well as a TV show and more. Travis is currently with Fox, and his website is now under the Fox brand.
In his varied career, Clay Travis has written two bestselling books; ‘Dixieland Delight’ in 2007 and his second book ‘Man: The Book’ in 2008. His third book ‘On Rocky Top’ was published in 2010. In September 2018, Harper Collins released Travis’s fourth book titled ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too’ the cover of this book features Donald Trump dunking on Colin Kaepernick.
The size of Travis’s deal with Fox Sports was not announced, however, multiple sources report it in the multi-millions. In total, with the branding deal, along with promotional deals, like one Travis had with Jack Daniels among others, we estimate Clay Travis net worth at $4.5 – $5 Million.
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