Stephen A. Smith — $10 Million
Television personality and sports journalist Stephen Anthony Smith is a commentator on the ESPN sports talk show First Take appearing alongside Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman. Stephen became a UFC commentator in 2019 after ESPN took over the television broadcasting rights of UFC. Negotiations with ESPN over a new contract were at an early stage in 2019 and if the deal goes through then Stephen will see at least $10 million go into his bank account each year.
With two years still left on his current contract that fetches him $5 million per year. Smith can expect a better deal from ESPN as he is one of ESPN’s finest commentators. This year Stephen was the commentator for the after-party coverage of the 92nd Academy Awards on ABC.