Who is Mike Sorrentino?
Mike Sorrentino is an American reality TV Star who is also known as Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Sorrentino was born in Staten Island, New York. He shot to fame after being a cast member of the MTV reality show 'Jersey Shore'. When the 'Jersey Shore' was at its peak, Sorrentino used to earn a salary of $150,000 per episode! "The Situation" was born in 1982 and spent most of his childhood in New Jersey. Sorrentino attended the Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School and Manalapan High School. Soon after graduation, Sorrentino started working in a fitness club and began modeling for underwear. In 2009, he was cast on a reality TV Show, 'Jersey Shore'. Sorrentino appeared on all the seasons of the show. He shot to fame from the show and was later on invited on multiple talk shows as a guest including "The Howard Stern Show', 'Jay Leno Show', 'Chelsea Lately' and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. Mike Sorrentino also appeared on season 11 of 'Dancing with the Stars' show. He partnered with Karina Smirnoff on 'Dancing with the Stars', but they were eliminated in the 4th week. Sorrentino also endorses a number of products and also has his own DVD fitness series, a vitamin line, a clothing line. Sorrentino has published a book but it was not successful. He even tried his skills at rap and even launched a single. He signed to be a star on the web series, 'Random Talent' on YOBI.tv along with British comedian Ben Green. Sorrentino was also a part of the roast of Donald Trump on the Comedy Central STation but most of his jokes were booed by the audiences. In an outrageous event, in 2011, the brand, 'Abercrombie & Fitch' offered Sorrentino a large sum of money 'NOT' to wear their clothing. In 2017, Mike Sorrentino was hit with some serious tax-dodging charges. He is accused of dodging taxes on an income worth of $8.9 million. He later filed a lawsuit against the clothing brand. He might face 15 years in prison for tax fraud according to the judgement passed on 17th January, 2018. He and his brother pleaded guilty to withholding a lot of money from the IRS.
Mike Sorrentino's net worth
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. He had earned his net worth through his endorsements, clothing line, acting on reality shows, vitamin line and workout DVD.
Michael Paul Sorrentino appeared on the MTV reality show 'Jersey Shore' in all six seasons till its final season in December 2012. In 2010, Sorrentino appeared with Briston Palin in a public service announcement for 'The Candie's Foundation' as a part of its 'Pause Before You Play' campaign. The aim of the campaign is to prevent teen pregnancy. The same year, Sorrentino planned a partnership with Ross Franklin who is the CEO of RF Consulting to launch a fitness concept with the Fairmont Hotels but the deal was nixed. In 2011, Sorrentino signed on to star in the webseries, 'Random Talent' on YOBI.tv with comedian Ben Green. The name of the series was later changed to 'New Stage' owing to the theme title song of the same name. Sorrentino was able to earn $5 million in 2010, the second highest any reality star could ever earn after Kim Kardashian. He had done a lot of endorsements along with his show and also released a rap song and a workout DVD. He even launched his own line of vitamins and a clothing line. Sorrentino appeared in a small cameo role on ABC's Suburgatory. He even participated in Fox's dating game show 'The Choice'. In 2015, Sorrentino became a housemate on the tenth series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'. He even appeared in a PETA ad campaign to promote the neutering and spaying of pets. In 2014, he appeared on a reality show called 'The Sorrentinos' which was aired on the TVGN network. He appeared in the show 'The Sorrentinos' with his family. In 2015, Sorrentino was a participant on the fifth season of 'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars' with his partner, Lauren Pesce. In 2016, Sorrentino took part on the 9th season of 'Worst Cooks' in America. In 2017, Sorrentino appeared on We TV's 'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family' Edition with his brothers Marc and Maximo Sorrentino. Sorrentino has two elder brothers, Franc and Marc and also a younger sister named Melissa. In an interview in 2012, Sorrentino once confirmed that he had checked into rehab "to get control of a prescription medication problem," he had with oxycodone. Sorrentino is currently engaged to his former college girlfriend, Lauren Pesce. Sorrentino is also an actor and producer. The actor has acted in 'The Three Stooges' in 2012 and 'The Jersey Shore' in 2009.
The actor is currently caught up in a sticky situation owing to his tax frauds and tax dodging allegations. He is facing 15 years in prison but his brother could face much more.