What is Mike Sorrentino Net Worth ?
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is an American reality TV star who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. Sorrentino first became well-known as a cast member of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” (2009–2012). At the peak of the show’s success, Mike earned a salary of $150,000 per episode and had a net worth that topped $10 million.
Unfortunately, after making several poor investments and failing to pay taxes on $9 million worth of income, Sorrentino’s net worth was reduced to less than $300,000 according to a court filing. Mike has starred in “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” since 2018, and he competed in “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010, coming in ninth place.
He has endorsed a number of products and launched a DVD fitness series, vitamin line, and clothing line. Sorrentino published the book “Here’s the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore” in 2010.
Personal Life: Mike got the nickname “The Situation” after a girl admired his abs while at the beach with her boyfriend. Noticing that the boyfriend was angry, one of Sorrentino’s friends joked “Looks like we’ve got a situation here!” Mike proposed to his college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce, in April 2018, and they wed on November 1st of that year.
In November 2019, he revealed that Lauren had suffered a miscarriage, and a year later, he announced that they were expecting again. In March 2012, Sorrentino sought treatment for oxycodone addiction at Utah’s Cirque Lodge treatment center, and in June 2014, he was arrested after getting into a fight with his brother Frank at Boca Tanning Salon, which is owned by their family.
Early Life: Mike Sorrentino was born Michael Sorrentino on July 4, 1982, in Staten Island, New York. He grew up in Manalapan Township, New Jersey, with mother Linda, father Frank (an electrical engineer), and siblings Melissa, Marc, and Frank. Mike attended Manalapan High School, and after graduating in 1999, he earned an associate degree from Brookdale Community College, then attended Kean University before transferring to Monmouth University. He briefly worked in the mortgage industry after college, and he has also worked as the assistant manager of a Staten Island fitness center and as an underwear model.
Career: Sorrentino was on all six seasons of “Jersey Shore,” and the show earned him Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star in 2010, 2011, and 2012. “Jersey Shore” led to appearances on several other shows, such as “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” and “The Howard Stern Show.” The “Jersey Shore” cast was featured on “Barbara Walters
Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010,” and that year, Mike was paired with Karina Smirnoff on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and eliminated in week four of the competition. That year, he also appeared in a “Pause Before You Play” public service announcement with Bristol Palin for The Candie’s Foundation’s campaign to encourage safe sex.
In 2011, Sorrentino appeared on the “Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump,” getting jeered by the audience several times due to poorly received jokes, and he played a hip-hop star and judge of a reality TV singing competition on the YOBI.tv web series “New Stage.”
Tax Problems: In 2014, Mike was hit with tax-dodging charges. He was indicted in Newark, New Jersey, on charges of tax evasion and filing a false tax return related to his fashion line Situation Nation.
Real Estate: In November 2019, Mike and Lauren paid $1.8 million for a 9,800 square foot home in Holmdel, New Jersey. The home includes seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, an observation deck, a fireplace, a hot tub, and a courtyard.