Russ Martin's net worth in 2021: Late Eagle host's career explored

Eve Edwards February 28, 2021
Russ Martin's net worth in 2021: Late Eagle host's career explored

What is Russ Martin’s net worth? We explore the career of the late American radio host.

On 27 February 2021, news of Russ Martin’s death broke. He passed away aged 60 at his home in Frisco.

No cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but police suspect no foul play. Russ’ fans and colleagues have been rocked by the news of his death.

Russ Martin’s career explored

Russell “Russ” Martin was born 4 October 1960 in Dallas, Texas.

After graduating from W.W. Samuell High School, Russ would begin his long career working in radio. He started out at KGVL 1400 AM in Greenville, Texas.

Throughout the mid- to late-1980s, Russ worked at a number of different Texan radio stations before landing his big gig in 1987. He was hired by Top-40 station KEGL (Dallas) to present The Eagle. Russ also became the host of a talk show on Sunday nights at KEGL.

In the early 2000s, Russ Martin landed his own show, The Russ Martin Show. The show was broadcast on KLLI to 2008 before moving back to KEGL in 2010. The Russ Martin Show has aired on KEGL to 2021.

Russ Martin: Net worth

Russ Martin’s net worth is between $5-10 million. One report estimates his net worth was $900,000 however we would put it much higher.

In 2009, it was reported that Russ was being paid $1.1 million per year when he wasn’t on the radio. We can assume that when he landed The Russ Martin Show on KEGL in 2010, that yearly salary would remain the same, if not higher.

It is also reported that Russ’ County Collin house cost $3 million.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.