Pat Robertson is a popular American media mogul who is known to be a founder of several many and key organizations. He is one of the former Southern Baptist ministers as well as he has been the conservative Christian ideals. Currently, Pat is a Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)’s Chairman.
In addition to this, he is also the CEO of the Regent University from which he has also founded other major organization throughout his career which includes; Regent University, American Center for Law and Justice, ABC Family Channel, as well as the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Here is a quick summary of the early life, biography, career, and the net worth of Pat Robertson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Pat Robertson was born on 22nd March in the year 1930 in which he was born in a political family that was located in Virginia. His full name on birth is Marion Gordon Robertson but later got his nickname from what his elder brother used to refer to him as ‘pat pat pat’ by patting him. He was born to his parents by the names; Gladys Churchill and Absalom Willis Robertson who was United States Senator through conservative Democratic.
Pat studied at Preparatory McDonogh School while he was at the age of 11 years but he later moved to McCallie School from which he graduated in the year 1946 and is located in Tennessee. Pat then later graduated with a Bachelors in History from the University of Washington as well as the Lee University.
Pat Robertson married Adelia “Dede” Elmer in the year 1954 with whom they have four children together with his wife. The children names are; Gordon P. Robertson, Tim Robertson, Anne Carter Robertson, Elizabeth Faith Robertson. In addition to this, they also have 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Pat Robertson commenced his career by getting recruited in the military from which he was reinstated in the year 1948. He got his first promotion to become a lieutenant in the year 1952. After this, he got his degree in law in the year 1955 from the Yale Law School. After getting his degree, Pat also got his other degree in the Master of Divinity which he earned from the New York’s The Biblical Seminary.
Pat got to put as the minister for the Southern Baptist Convection in the year 1961 from which he then began one of his organization by the name Christian Broadcasting Network in 1962 which is located in Virginia which he got it through purchasing a station located in Portsmouth. He then renamed it to CBN in 1977 after completing the purchase of this station. CBN is available in 180 countries and broadcasts in 71 different languages. This network channel has been renamed to different names which include CBN Family Channel to Family Channel.
In the year 1990, he founded the International Family Entertainment Inc. In addition to this, he is also the founder of CBN University which is located in Virginia Beach in the year 1977 and then it was later renamed to Regent University in the year 1989. He has served in the American Center for Law and Justice as the president in which he is also the founder of this organization. Pat has won several awards following his success which includes; Movie Guide Awards, and others from the Women’s National Republican Club as well as that of Students of America among many other awards.’
Net Worth & Earnings
Pat Robertson has an estimated net worth of $110 Million. This net worth comes from the fortunate earnings he makes having been a founder of many major organizations in the United States. His organizations have been successful as well as being an author of several books all give him wonderful earnings over time.
He is termed as one of the most successful Media Moguls from which he has dominated in most powerful organizations. He has been put to an Ig Nobel prize from which he has made several predictions which did not come true.