When one knows what he or she wants in life, and know the route to success, I believe nothing can deter the person from achieving your goals. I believe if given a chance, Mr. Regis Philbin would say the same if you were to give him a chance to speak to the young adults. His story is a story of success. He is a true example of a go-getter. Having received many awards over time throughout his career, the question that begs, therefore, is what is the net worth of Regis Philbin in 2019? This, we will find out shortly.
Early Life & Biography
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin likes to be called in short Regis Philbin, was born 1934 August the 25th in New York City. As an American television personality, he has hosted quite some famous programs. He is a son to former U.S Marine Francis Philbin, and his mother was an Italian immigrant by the name Filomena or Florence. Though he is believed to be the only child, he revealed in he indeed had a brother by the name Frank M. Philbis.
He attended the Our Lady of Solace grammar school. Regis graduated in 1949 from Cardinal Hayes High School and attended the University of Notre Dame, where he attained his sociology degree in 1953. Before going behind the scenes on both TV and radio, Regis had served the U.S Navy in the capacity of supply officer.
The millionaire has a wife and four children. He has been married twice, first with Catherine “Kay” Faylen, in 1966 to 1968, with whom they had two children, Amy and Daniel. He later married Joy Senese in 1970 giving birth to Joanna, and Jennifer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The American finest television personality has hosted various favorite TV shows such as Live! With Regis and Kelly that ran from 1988 to 2011. The show was initially called Live! Regis and Kathie Lee. When Philbin left the Navy, he moved to Los Angeles where he started his media career, first as a stagehand and later became a news writer all these backstage before moving to front camera for the above show.
He has since helmed a variety of shows since 1969 such as A.M. Los Angeles that ran from 1975 all the way to 1981. He became the host of New York City’s The Morning Show in 1983. The show’s rating went up the scale, and when Kathie Lee Gifford was introduced to the show in 1985 Morning show just got to another level. Regis has proved to be a workaholic as not only did he host shows, but also appeared in the film.
Other shows he has hosted include, ABC’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Million Dollar Password in 2008, etc. He has written memoirs for I’m Only One Man!, Who Wants to Be Me? In 2000, and in 2011, How I Got This Way.
The Guinness World Records have recognized him as having spent more the most time on camera, and also holds the Guinness world record for the most hours spent on TV. Another award is the co-naming of The Bronx, Cruger Avenue after him, now, Regis Philbin Avenue. He scooped the Daytime Emmy Award in 2001, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, Disney Legends award in 2011, and countless awards. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of the City of New York handed him the key as an honor to his twenty-eight year’s contribution in the N.Y media.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having won the Guinness Book of Records Awards for spending the most hours on camera, precisely 16,540.5, you could start speculating his net worth in serious million dollars. First of all, his annual salary is at $20 million, with a net worth of up to $165 million.
Regis life and story is an inspiration to everyone that hard work pays. From serving in the US Navy to contributing to the media and also being a singer shows his commitment and passion for the media. He has overtime put more effort where his talent lays, and surely it has paid off. I believe most young adults will emulate him and become successful in the future.