Gary Dell’abate is an American radio producer who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017. Most of his acclaim comes from being the executive producer of the Howard Stern Show. He is widely known by the name of ‘Baba Booey’, that stems from his role on the Howard Stern Show.
He has also been a part of various other TV shows like Roll Jeopardy, VH1’s rock, and Hollywood Squares.
Biography & Wiki
On March 14, 1961, Gary Patrick Angelo Dell’Abate was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America. Most of his early life was spent on Long Island itself. Later, he attended Adelphi University in Nassau County, New York.
During his college years, Gary Dell’abate engaged in various internships at different radio stations. One name among the many is that of WLIR. Eventually, he came in contact with Howard Stern and went on to become an executive producer on the Howard Stern Show.
Gary Dell’abate’s career as a radio producer found its footing when he associated himself with the Howard Stern Show. September 4, 1984, marks itself as the day in Gary Dell’abate’s life when he first started working for the Howard Stern show.
His initial responsibilities included tasks as simple as fetching lunch for Mr Stern and preparing a schedule for the guests on the Howard Stern Show.
His moniker on the show has quite a story behind it. The name, ‘Baba Booey’ stuck with Gary Dell’abate after he mispronounced the name of ‘Baba Looey’, the sidekick of the character of Quick Draw McGraw.
The rest of the cast, as they were, picked onto this mistake of Gary’s and permanently associated the name ‘Baba Booey’ with him.
He has been involved with the production of the Howard Stern show for the better part of the decade and has brought acclaimed guests like David Letterman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Hope, Jay Leno, and Demi Moore to the show.
Gary Dell’abate also acts as the president of the charity, ‘LIFEbeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS’. His initial support to the charity stemmed from the death of his brother who lost his life to AIDS in the first month of the year 1991.
Furthermore, Gary Dell’abate also turned into an author when he published his autobiography, ‘They Call Me Baba Booey’ in the year 2010. The book turned out to be a New York Times Bestseller and established itself as the number 6 title on the NY Best Seller list of the month of November of the year 2010.
Gary Dell’abate also acts as a member of the Greenwich, Connecticut Board of Parks and Recreation. His position turned official when he won the vote on March 14, 2011, with a slight margin.
Awards & Achievements
At the end of his senior year at Aldephi University in Nassau County, New York, Gary Dell’abate was awarded the Richard F. Clemo Award.
His other achievements include being associated with a hit radio show for more than a decade.
Net Worth of Gary Dell’abate
Gary Dell’abate’s net worth of $15 Million is attributed to his role as the executive producer on the Howard Stern Show for the better part of his professional career. His work as a radio producer has earned him a fortune that very men can claim of possessing.
The surprising fact is that before making it big as a successful radio producer, Gary Dell’abate worked at Hoolihans Restaurant and also at a record store.
Gary Dell’abate, who briefly adopted the name ‘Gary Goldstein’ while trying to catch his big break in the show business industry, is known across the world as a successful Radio producer as of today.
Even though he started his work at the Howard Stern Show as Mr. Stern’s coffee boy, Gary Dell’abate has made his way through all the trials and tribulations on the road to success.