Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Ruffypup, Jan 28, 2014.
His father only brought home 40 thousand in '56
And his first radio job was $96 per week. He should have stayed at the plumbing shop.
He lies so effortlessly it's alarming. I had an afterschool job working for a friend's father at about that time and I think I made about $2 an hour.
Howard's always been rich.
He said recently that his father only made about 25 grand in his best year.
$1.60 an hour.... minimum wage in 1971
Equivalent to 100 dollars an hour , today.
What Howard always fails to mention is that $96 a week wasn't a bad salary back then. I'm about the same age and my first full-time job paid something like $101 a week. I remember my friends being envious that my salary was over $100.
My parents bought their first house in 1969 for $17k. Incomes and costs were different in 1971. That was the year Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard (in August of 1971). Once the U.S. got off the gold standard (where the U.S. only printed money that equaled the amount of gold they had in reserves), salaries and costs exploded.
If Howard made $10 an hour in 1971, he would have been considered rich. That would have been $20k a year. In 1971, the median household income was $7,896.
Minimum wage was $1.60 an hour Federal spending: $210.17 billion
Federal debt: $408.2 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $9,028
Consumer Price Index: 40.5
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06 ($0.08 as of 5/16/71)
So if Howie was making $10.00 an hour and working a 40 hour week he would have made $20,800.00 a year. That's more than double the median household income. Not bad for a 17 year old.
So he made about $5k a year. That was actually a decent starting salary in the early to mid 1970s.
I heard that also. I find it hard to believe that he owned a recording studio in NYC and only made 25 grand.
$25 grand was a big salary in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. That would have been an equivalent to a six figure salary today. I looked it up. I used 1971 since it is the subject of the thread. If Ben Stern made $25k in 1971, it would be the equivalent of making $142k in 2013.
Howard has created a false reality for himself. Almost none of what he claims happened to him actually happened. I bet most of his therapy covers this. His mother has often said on the air that "Howard exaggerates." He loves to be poor little Howard, the boy that didn't get enough attention as a child so he demands it now.
"I'm a liar, I'm a compulsive liar!"
Wig did not " grow up " in a black neighborhood. He lived in the black neighborhood for 1 year. No one ever points that out
Now Howard will point out that when he did switch schools and go to the all white school he was harassed more by the gentiles because he was Jewish. It really is funny how Howard has turned into the stereotypical Hamptons liberal.
Whitey wouldn't tell his mother good morning on the car ride to school.
Well, Jewish people sure have a tough time out in Long Island. When I went to college I met many wealthy JAPS (Jewish American Princesses) whose lives were full of hardhip