Skip Bayless Net Worth 2022, Books, Age, Height, Social Media

Skip Bayless is an American sport, columnist, commentator, and television personality. He is famous for his commentary on the ESPN2 show First Take with co-commentator Stephen A. Smith. This article will discuss Skip Bayless net worth.

However, Stephen Smith left the show on 16 June 2016 and Bayless started the new show Skip and Shannon Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1 on 6 September 2016.

Skip Bayless age
Skip Bayless is 71 years old as of 2022.
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His notable work as the host and commentator has earned him a fortune of earnings. So today in this article we will discuss Skip Bayless net worth, charity works, car collections, personal life, and so on.

Skip Bayless: Quick Facts

Full Name John Edward Bayless II
Net worth $17 million
Date of birth 4 December 1951
Birthplace Oklahoma, United States
Age 71 years
Sun sign Sagittarius
Father Name John Senior Bayless
Mothers’ Name Levita Bayless
Siblings 2
Siblings Name Rick Bayless
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 80 kg
Body Structure Muscular
Books Gods Coach, Hell-Bent, The Boys
Pets Dog (Hazel)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Sexuality Straight
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Shoe Size Unavailable
Profession Actor
Partner Ernestine Sclafani
Children No
Children’s Name Unavailable
Marital status Married
Social Media Presence Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Last update on December 2022

Skip Bayless Net Worth

As of 2022 December, John Edward Bayless II aka Skip Bayless net worth is $17 million. Those staggering number is possible only due to hard work and utter discipline.

Skip Bayless salary
Skip Bayless’s annual salary is $5 million.
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His annual salary is projected to be $5 million as per the contract with Fox Sports. In 2021, Skip has made an agreement worth $32 million with the company for a considerable time.

Skip Bayless Books

  • 1989: Gods Coach
  • 1993: The Boys
  • 1996: Hell-Bent
  • God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys
  • Hell-Ben: The Crazy Truth About The Win Or Else Dallas Cowboys
  • The Boys: Jones vs Johnson-The Feud That Rocked America’s Tear
  • Balls: How to keep your relationship alive when you live with a sports-obsessed guy

Skip Bayless Awards and Achievements

  • Grantland Rice Scholarship to continue studying at Vanderbilt University.
  • Eclipse Award in 1977 for outstanding newspaper writing
  • Sportswriter of the year in 1979, 1984, and 1986
  • Lisagor Award for excellent sports column writing in 1998
  • Illinois Sportswriter of the year in 2000
  • Nominated for Sports Emmy Award in 2012

Who is Skip Bayless Parents?

Skip Bayless was born on 4 December 1951 in Oklahoma, United States to John Senior Bayless and Levita Bayless and was named John Edward Bayless II. However, his parents never called him by that and called him Skip referred to as Captain/Skipper.

In 1990, he changed his name from John Senior Bayless to Skip Bayless because he liked his nickname more than his real name which is very interesting as in most cases it’s the opposite.

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Furthermore, Skip was not the only child to his parents as he had one brother and sister. Rick Bayless is the name of his brother whereas his sister’s name is not available at the moment.

Rick Bayless is an American chef by the profession and runs a restaurant specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine.

Age, Height, Body Measurements

As of 2022, Skip Bayless is 71 years old and his sun sign is Sagittarius. He currently stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 80 kg.

The American sports commentator has hazel eye color and blonde hair which is why he such charming even in his old age.

Skip Bayless has a strong and muscular body structure and all the credit goes to his strict diet and disciplined lifestyle.

He eats a portion of very healthy and simple food to keep up his physical appearance for a long time. His favorite foods are rice and broccoli.

Not just food he also loves to spend time in the gym to stay fit even in old age. He loves doing cardio and weight training more than any other things, spends 1 hour on cardio, and does weight lifting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


Being in the field of tv and sports business is not so easy as people need to be very careful while saying anything which is not the case with Skip Bayless.

In 2020, He got surrounded by controversy after saying something very tricky about Dak Prescott who is the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys team.

Skip Bayless pet
Skip Bayless with his pet dog, Hazel.
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Meanwhile, Prescott was battling with depression and mental health issues after his brother committed suicide. but Bayless attacked him saying that he does not have sympathy for him.

However, after facing major backlash from the public and social activists, Skip Bayless apologized to Dark Prescott on Twitter.

Who is Skip Bayless Married to?

Skip Bayless is married to Ernestine Sclafani whom he was dating for a very long time. The couple has been together since the year 2005.

The lovely couple took the wedding vows in the year 2016 with relatives and friends attending. However, the couple has no children at the moment and has a pet dog name Hazel whom they treat as their own daughter.

Social Media Presence

The American sports commentator is a very talented person with his world play and has a good amount of fan followings on social media. He is very active on social media where he shares pictures and insights about the game.

Instagram – 447k followers

Twitter – 3.2 million followers

Facebook – 511k followers

Interesting Facts About Skip Bayless

  • Skip Bayless’s real name is John Edward Bayless II however his parents used to call him Skip referring to him as captain and eventually changed the name to Skip.
  • John Edward started his career as a sports columnist in his junior year of school time.
  • He has won the Texas Sportswriter of the Year three times in a row during his early career.
  • The American commentator also appeared in the movie Rocky Balboa in 2006.

FAQs About Skip Bayless

What is Skip Bayless net worth?

As of December 2022, Skip Bayless net worth is $17 million.

How much does Shannon Sharpe make?

As per the report, Shannon Sharpe earns half of Bayless’s annual salary and is estimated to earn around $3 million annual salary.

How much does Skip Bayless make a year?

The annual salary of Skip Bayless is $5 million.

Does Skip Bayless have kids?

No, Skip Bayless and his wife do not have kids however they like to refer to their dog Hazel as their daughter. At the moment, they do not plan on having kids but might adopt in the future.

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