Michael Wilbon

Michael Wilbon is a famous sports commentator not only in America but also in the world where he has sports fans. He has worked for years with ESPN as their commentator. His sound knowledge of sports has earned him several tasks as a sports writer. All these works have earned him millions of net worth. Currently, Michael is happily married and is a responsible father to his only son Mathey Raymond.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Wilbon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Wilbon’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Wilbon to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michael Wilbon was born on 19th November 1958 in Chicago, United States of America. His mother was a school teacher, and his father was a route salesman. He has a brother known as Donald Wilbon. Wilbon spends of his early life in Chicago, where he lived together with his parents. He developed an interest in sports at an early age in which he used to play baseball and tennis with his peers for fun, oblivious of the future that the sports world be his ultimate career.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Wilbon in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Wilbon’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 November 1958. Though, he is 6′ 6″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


Michael Wilbon was enrolled in St. Ignatius College Preparatory School from where he graduated in 1976. While in high school, His co-curricular activities include playing baseball and tennis. Later, Michael joined Northwestern University to pursue a degree in Journalism. It was in the university that he started writing posts that went viral through The Daily Northwestern. Consequently, his passion for sports as a writer grew, and he decided to major in the field of sports as a journalist.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael Wilbon fell in love with Sheryl Johnson. Their relationship led to marriage in 1997 after which they were blessed with a son known as Mathew Raymond, who was born on 26th March 2008. Currently, Wilbon resides in Bethesda, He is known to own a house where he can stay with his family in Scottdale, Arizona.

Thanks to his hard work and determination, he affords a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his family. His sports commentator career has not only earned him glory but has come with millions of net worth.

Wilbon has been having health complications on several occasions. On 27th January 2008, He suffered from a heart attack from which he later recovered. Furthermore, he has been diagnosed with diabetic type II and has been managing the disorder for years.

Is Michael Wilbon Gay?

Michael Wilbon is neither gay nor bisexual. His sexual orientation is straight. He fell in love with an opposite-gender that led to marriage. He married Sheryl Johnson and together they have a son named Mathew Raymond. Thus, it is evident that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Michael Wilbon is a sports commentator and has worked with various sports channel. The ESPN channel is where he has spent most of his years as their commentator. Furthermore, he signed a contract with ESPN to work with them for a good number of years. A few programs hosted by Michael include ‘Pardon The Interruption.’ He has also worked with the WRC-TV. Additionally, he has been a commentator for ABC’s NBA Countdown that was aired on the NBA channel.

Besides, he has also worked for the Washington Post as their columnist and a sportswriter. In fact, it was through the Washington Post that he began working in 1980 that ushered him into a sports career. Prior to becoming an official sportswriter for the Washington Post, he worked as their intern in 1979.

As a sports writer, he has written lots of articles on league baseball and the National Basketball Association. It was his brilliant works as a writer that he became the Washington Post’s columnist on a full-time basis in 1980. Moreover, he has worked with Tony Kornheiser as a sports writer.

In addition, other notable writing works of Wilbon include ‘Mr 3000’ that was published in 2004, ‘Creed’, published in 2015, and ‘Pardon the Interruption’ that was published in 2001.


  • Michael Wilbon won the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • In 2017, he won the Fourth Estate Award presented by the National Press Club
  • In 2009, the National Association of Black Journalists awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2001, the Society of Professional Journalist awarded him the Top Sports Columnist Award

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Wilbon in 2021

As of 2021, Michael Wilbon’s net worth is $20 million. The main source of his income is from his commentary task on various television channels. Having worked for long with the ESPN Channel, a significant amount of his net worth was earned from this channel. In 2020, he was among the winners of the Curt Gowdy Media Award for having positively enhanced the game of basketball. The award prize was also an advantage to increasing his overall net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

On 12th 2013, Wilbon was one of the hosted guests in the White House during the reign of President Barack Obama.

Through hard work and determination, Michael Wilbon has been an outstanding sports commentator. His expertise as a sports commentator has hugely contributed to his overall net worth. He has worked for the longest duration with the ESPN channel. Besides, he is a sports writer. Furthermore, he is a loving and responsible father to his son and a husband to his wife.


Facts of Michael Wilbon

  • Gender Male
  • full nameMichael Wilbon
  • birthplaceChicago, United States of America
  • Date of Birth November 19, 1958
  • Age 65 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$20 Million
  • professionCommentator, Writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 100 Kg, In Pounds – 220 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 189 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 6″
  • hair colorBald
  • eye colorBrown
  • high schoolSt. Ignatius College Preparatory School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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