What is Emmanuel Acho's net worth? Meet The Bachelor's new host replacing Chris Harrison after racism row

Harrison announced he was stepping away from the franchise and would not be hosting 'After the Final Rose' episode after the finale and Acho confirmed he's filling in

What is Emmanuel Acho's net worth? Meet The Bachelor's new host replacing Chris Harrison after racism row
Emmanuel Acho will replace Chris Harrison on 'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Special' (Instagram/emmanuelacho)
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On February 27, Emmanuel Acho made an important announcement to his 782K followers on Instagram. Sharing a picture of his suited self and with a rose in hand, every detail screamed that he's next to lead Season 26 of 'The Bachelor', but the caption confirmed that that's not the case. Instead, Acho announced that he will be the new face of the show and will be hosting 'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Special'.

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"IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share the news! I’ll see y’all then!" the caption of his post read. We will explore who Acho is in a bit but before that here's some background about why he's stepping in for Chris Harrison. 

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Having hosted 'The Bachelor' and its many spin-offs since the inception, for the past two decades, Harrison had to leave the show. This came after he made a number of problematic statements that didn't sit well with a lot of people. He came under fire for reportedly defending Rachael Kirkconnell's alleged racism. In an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay for 'Extra', he asked for people to show "grace" for Kirkconnell who had "been thrown to the lions". He also implied that not a lot should be read into her celebrating the "old south" at an Antebellum-plantation party that she attended in 2018. 

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Harrison faced a lot of backlash after the interview and Bachelor Nation fans united to call for his resignation. He had to give in after a while and addressed that his comments "perpetuated racism" and apologized for it. However, it didn't help douse the anger among fans who kept demanding that he quit the franchise. Harrison once again took to his Instagram page and announced that he will "be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the 'After the Final Rose' special". There was a lot of speculation around his replacement and turns out it all has now been put to rest with Acho's post. 

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Who is Emmanuel Acho? 

In his post, Acho also wrote, "I’m the author of 2020 NYT best seller, 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man', a book that answers all the racial questions you’ve been too afraid to ask. Go read it." For the uninformed, Kirkconnell had posted a story of herself reading this book which she almost immediately had to take down because fans alleged her action was "performative".

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Acho added, "I also graduated from the University of Texas with a masters degree, I played for 4 years in the NFL, and I currently host a sports show, @sfyonfs1. Lastly, I love being a bridge for reconciliation. Our world is disconnected & divided, my goal is to unify." 


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What is Emmanuel Acho's net worth?

A former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants, Emmanuel no longer plays in the NFL but he's a prominent sports analyst having worked for ESPN and his current employer is Fox Sports where he co-hosts 'Speak for Yourself' alongside Marcellus Wiley in the afternoon studio show, according to Players Bio. Acho is also the host of the YouTube interview series titled after his bestselling book where he addresses issues of the deeply rooted systemic racism in America. 

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Information about Emmanuel's exact net worth is not available on the public domain, however, the former footballer has enjoyed a successful sporting career and is doing pretty well in the media space and it won't be wrong to assume he is cash rich. Acho had earned a total of $1,227,097 while serving as a linebacker in the NFL. As for his salary as a sports analyst, the exact figures are not known but an average sports analyst is known to earn somewhere between $66,916 and $71,509. Add to that the money that he earned via his bestselling book and in 2020 his net worth was estimated to be between $1M and $5M. His 2021 net worth is under review.

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