Alison Berns was born on 26 May 1954, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA. She is best known for being the former wife of radio personality Howard Stern, but worked as an actress and media personality for many of Stern’s projects during the peak of his career, including “Private Parts” as well as “The Howard Stern Show”.
The Wealth of Alison Berns
How rich is Alison Berns? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $20 million, earned through success in her various endeavors.
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The majority of her wealth was due to her association with her former husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $650 million. These endeavors have helped elevate her financial position to where it is today.
Early Life and Education
There is very limited information when it comes to Alison’s life before her rise to fame alongside Stern. She has not shared any details regarding her family and childhood. It is known that she grew up in Massachusetts, and attended Newton North High School, the older and larger of two public high schools located in Newton.
It became notorious around 2009 when the school was reconstructed, making it one of the most expensive high schools ever built in the country.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Boston University to complete her undergraduate degree. It is a private research university which has around 33,000 students, and is considered one of the largest employers in Boston; it offers numerous types of degrees through 18 schools and colleges.
It was ranked 46th among global universities by the US News & World Report during its 2018 rankings. Numerous high profile graduates have come from Boston, including nine Academy Award winners and 10 Rhodes Scholars.
Further Studies and Acting Projects
After graduating from Boston University, Berns then enrolled at Columbia University to complete a degree in social work. The university is a private Ivy League member and is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
It has been consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world. Many of their scholars have gone on to develop notable improvements and breakthroughs in their respective fields, including the Manhattan Project, nuclear fission, laser, the brain-computer interface, and many more.
Many years after completing her degree, her career took a turn after she began supporting her husband and appearing as an actress in several of his projects. She made her debut in the television movie entitled “Negligee and Underpants Party” in 1988, and the following year made an appearance in the event called U.S. Open Sores.
Her next project would be in 1997 entitled “Private Parts”, which is based on the book of the same name written by Stern, and follows his life as he rose to success in radio, with many of the people mentioned in the book playing themselves in the film.
Former Husband – Howard Stern
Howard Stern is a photographer, actor, author, producer, television and radio personality. He rose to fame on radio thanks to his “The Howard Stern Show”, which was nationally syndicated in 1986 up to 2005. He developed his on-air personality through morning shows in the late 1970s up to the early 1980s, working with numerous companies such as WNBC, WXRK, WCCC, and WWDC.
When his show entered syndication, it became one of the most popular radio shows at time, attracting 20 million listeners during its peak. He won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Billboard Award for Nationally Syndicated Air Personality of the Year eight consecutive times.
He also became the most fined radio host by the Federal Communications Commission, for indecent comments, leading him to pay $2.5 million to station owners. In 2004, he signed a deal with Sirius XM Satellite Radio spanning five years for $500 million, making him one of the highest paid radio figures of all time.
In recent years, he’s been working as a photographer, while he also served as a judge of “America’s Got Talent” from 2012 to 2015. He has released three books too, with the latest entitled “Howard Stern Comes Again”, released in 2019.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Berns met Stern while they were attending Boston University. The two were introduced to each other through a mutual friend, as Stern at the time was working on a film about transcendental meditation.
They began their relationship shortly afterwards, and in 1978 when they were both 24 years old they married at the Temple Ohabei Shalom located in Brookline, Massachusetts. They have three daughters together, and their marriage lasted until 1999 when they separated. He later admitted that it was because he was very obsessed and consumed with work at the time, thinking that it was the only important thing.
Their divorce was completed two years later with an amicable settlement. Since then, nothing much has been heard about Berns as she moved away from the spotlight, and doesn’t have a presence on major social media websites. Her former husband on the other had relationships with several notable figures, but has now been married to television host Beth Ostrosky since 2008.