Bobby Estell, popularly known as Bobby Bones, is one of the most famous American radio and television personalities in the world. He is a comedian, an actor, and also an author who has written two New York times best sellers. He is literally the brain behind the popular show, ‘The Bobby Bones Show.’ His ability to handle his work so well, becoming one of the best, made him a full time mentor on American Idol. Who is Bobby Bones? How old is Bobby Bones? What is Bobby Bones net worth? Continue reading to find out.
Bobby Bones is the winner of season 27, ‘Dancing with the stars,’ he won this with Sharna Burgess as his partner. He also became the biggest broadcaster of 2010’s country music. The major motivation for Bobby Bones to work hard, and attain great height was his background. In this article, you will know more about this great man, Bobby Bones relationship and marital status, Bobby Bones net worth, and a lot more.
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Bobby Bones’ Early Life, Age and Height
Bobby Bones is 51 years old, born on April 2, 1980, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. He is 6 ft tall, and was raised in Mountain Pines, Arkansas, by his mother and maternal grandparents. Although there is no public information about his family, it is known that his mother got pregnant with him when she was 15 years old, while his father was 17 years old. Sadly, he only knew his father for the first five years of his life, before his father left them.
Unfortunately, Bobby Bones grew up poor, living in a trailer park, and lost his mother when she was 49, to serious addictions. Bobby Bones has always dreamt of having a radio personality since age 5, and finally got the chance to work towards his dream at 17 in the university. Bobby Bones graduated from Henderson State University, and worked at the campus station while schooling there.
Personal Life and Relationship
Before tying the knot with Caitlin Parker in 2021, Bobby Bones had previous relationships with other stars, such as; Rachel Reinert, Lindsay Ell.
Caitlin Parker was born February 4, 1992, and has a large fanbase on social media. She has a youtube channel, ‘Unfancy cooking,’ where she shares different cooking recipes. The channel has over 12k subscribers, and has gathered over 277k views. The couple met at a public gathering, then spoke to themselves months later on Instagram. They fell in love and had a private wedding in 2021.
Bobby Bones’ Career
Bobby Bones net worth did not have a positive growth in his early days as a radio presenter. His first job was as a station hand in college, a few days later, he got noticed by the station’s manager and was hired, getting him his first radio contract of $17,000. After his graduation in 2002, he got hired by Q100/KQAL in Littlerock. You can say he had amazing luck, because it did not take long for him to get the opportunity to begin hosting his show, ‘The Bobby Bones Show,’ after getting hired. He also hosted his show on KISS-FM, in Austin, Texas.
Bobby Bones net worth began to grow, when his show started getting noticed. Ten years later he had a massive audience, and two co-hosts, ‘Lunchbox,’ and ‘Amy.’ In 2012, the show became nationwide, interviewing top country artists, such as; Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and a lot more. In 2013, The Bobby Bones Show was listened to in over 150 radio stations across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It also became available via iHeartRadio.com, growing to have over a million listeners in a week.
In 2012, Bobby Bones net worth was not affected by the show alone, he had film appearances in, ‘Bandslam,’ and ‘Nashville.’ He also hosted a weekend sports program, and had a podcast, ‘TheBobbyCast,’ which interviewed singers and songwriters.
Bobby Bones as an Author
He published his first book in 2016, ‘Bare Bones, I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book.’ In this book, he talked about every area of his life, and his journey being a presenter. His second book was published in 2018, ‘Fail Until You Don’t: Fight, Grind, Repeat.’ A book all about a man, who refuses to give up, and keeps learning from his failures. How he comes up with his book titles remains a mystery. His latest book is, ‘Stanley the Dog: The First Day of School.’ The book is all about a dog and its adventures on its first day of school.
Awards and Achievements
- In 2004-2008, Bobby Bones remained the best first radio personality by the Austin music awards.
- In 2007, The Bobby Bones show was the best radio program.
- In 2018, Bobby and his co-hosts got their first academy of country music award for National on-air personality of the year.
- Bobby Bones also became the youngest ever inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
What is the Radio Presenter’s Net Worth?
Bobby Bones net worth is currently $7 million, with a yearly salary of about $1 million, from being a radio and television presenter.
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Bobby Bones currently has a new show, ‘ Breaking Bobby Bones,’ the show is all about facing your fears, and getting to meet and talk to people randomly, while they do their regular jobs.