Garrison Keillor is an author from the USA who also works as a storyteller, radio personality, voice actor, and humorist. He is the creator of the show called ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ on Minnesota Public Radio. Keillor has written several books and has won several honers. He has also worked as a contributor to The New Yorker. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Garrison Keillor in 2019, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography:
Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor is the son of John Philip and Grace Ruth. He was born on 7 August 1942, in Anoka, Minnesota.
He graduated in 1960 from Anoka High School. Later, Keillor went to the University of Minnesota to earn his BA degree in English.
Keillor was first married to Mary Guntzel from 1965 to 1976. They have a son named Jason. From 1985 to 1990, he was married to Ulla Skaerved. In 1995, he married Jenny Lind Nilsson. Their daughter named Maia Grace was born in 1997. He has been a subject of many controversies.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1969, Garrison Keillor was employed in the Minnesota Educational Radio. He used to host the show, ‘A Prairie Home Entertainment’ for KSJR FM. At the same time, he also used to contribute for the magazine, ‘The New Yorker’.
In 1974, Keillor hosted ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. In 1989, he launched ‘The American Radio Company of the Air’. Following that, he started broadcasting ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. From 1993 to 2017, he hosted ‘The Writer’s Almanac’.
As an author, his book ‘The Writer’s Almanac’ was released in 1985. He has also released the books ‘Leaving Home’, ‘We Are Still Married’, ‘Wobegon Boy’, ‘Lake Wobegon Summer 1956’, ‘In Search of Lake Wobegon’, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance’, and ‘Life among the Lutherans’.
His other works are ‘WLT: A Radio Romance’, ‘Happy to Be Here’, ‘Love Me’, ‘The Sandy Bottom Orchestra’, ‘Daddy’s Gil’, ‘A Christmas Blizzard’, and much more. Keillor has also released poetries like ‘Good Poems’, ‘O, What a Luxury’, and ’77 Love Sonnets’.
Awards & Achievements
In 1980, Garrison Keillor won the Peabody Award. The American Academy of Arts and Letters has conferred him with the Medal for Spoken Language. In 1999, he received the National Humanities Medal. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1988, he won the Grammy Award and has also won two CableACE Awards. In 2007, he won the John Steinbeck Award.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Garrison Keillor is more than $7.5 million. Thanks to his career as an author that he is able to accumulate this net worth. In 2002, he created the Prairie Home Productions which sells many types of merchandise. His wealth has also been amassed by hosting the shows ‘The Best of A Prairie Home Companion’ and ‘The Writer’s Almanac’.
Garrison Keillor is an influential person. Although he was fired from his job due to misconduct, he has been able to make quite an impression to people across the world. He is popular as well as talented and still continues to be active in his profession.