Piers Morgan is a renowned British television personality as well as a journalist. He has been well known for serving as a presenter in shows which include Piers Morgan’s Life Stories as well as Good Morning Britain. In addition to this, he also works for a British children newspaper known as First News. This has led to his popularity in which additionally has led to an increase in his career success. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Piers Morgan in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Piers Morgan was born on 30th March in the year 1965 through which his birth name was Piers Stefan O’Meara. He was born in Newick, Sussex in England to his parents by the name Vincent Eamonn O’Meara who was a dentist though he died while Piers was still at his young age. His mother was known as Gabrielle Georgina Sybille who after the death of her husband, got remarried in which Piers took the surname of his stepfather which resulted to his name being Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan.
Piers studied at Independent School Cumnor House while he was at the age of 7 to 13 years. He then joined Chailey School for his comprehensive secondary institution due to financial challenges by his parents. This followed bullying at the comprehensive school which led him to leave the school and join Priory School after which he then went to study at Harlow College.
Piers Morgan tied knots with Marion Shalloe in the year 1991 whom they had three sons together. They however divorced in the year 2008 after which Piers Morgan then remarried again in the year 2010 when he married Celia Walden who is a writer. They are currently living together happily and have one child till now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Piers Morgan commenced his professional career in Lloyd’s of London. Following this, he then began working as a reporter in some small firms in London from which he had good performance leading to much appreciation. This led to an offer of a job in working on a Bizarre column which he was offered from The Sun. on publishing some pictures of Catherine Victoria Lockwood; he then left the post he had at The Sun from which he then joined The Daily Mirror as an editor.
He got fired from The Daily Mirror after publishing photographs which falsely shown the British Soldiers attacking Iraqi civilians on which he was asked to apologize though he did not do so. After getting out of The Mirror, he partnered with Matthew Freud through which they introduced the Press Gazette which introduced a weekly newspaper that was known as First News for Kids.
He expanded his career through being featured in several televisions series such as American Idol by replacing Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent, The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan as well as America’s Got Talent. He then moved to replace Larry King after being offered a job at CNN from which he hosted a show known as Piers Morgan Live though it became a failure. In his full career, he had many controversial activities especially being a figure in journalism, and this has led him to not winning any awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Piers Morgan has an estimated net worth of $25 Million. This is from the fortunate earning he has had in his successful career through which he has been featured in different wonderful shows which have been of great influence in his earnings. In the Piers Morgan Live, he used to get an annual salary of $2 Million.
Piers Morgan has a feud with different big personalities with which he has become one of the hated journalists as well as reporters in most of the celebrities. He has however worked hard in getting his big fortune.