Popular for hosting the game show ‘Jeopardy,’ Alex Trebek is half Canadian and American. He has hosted this show since it was revived in 1984. He has also had the privilege of hosting other shows. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Alex Trebek in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
His birth name is George Alexander Trebek, and he was born in Ontario, Canada in the year 1940, July. His father is George Edward Trebek and mother, Lucille Lagac. Alex grew up in the French-English home. He attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute, and after completion, he studied philosophy at the University of Ottawa where he graduated in 1961.
His main co-curricular activity while at school was being a member of the English debating society. This proved vital to laying a foundation of what would be the making of hi his career. His childhood was rather normal as he was provided with everything he needed including education.
Alex married his first wife, Elaine Collie in 1974 but since they were not blessed with any kids, they were forced to separate seven years later. He married his second wife, Jean Currivan in 1990 and they were blessed with two kids. Alex was born as a Canadian which earned him the right to American citizenship a from 1998.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Alex’s career commenced after the completion of his studies at Ottawa as a TV news broadcaster for CBC. His main role was national news, special news and also coverage for TV channels and radio news.
The deubt time for being a game show host was in the year 1966 when he was selected to host ‘Reach for Top.’ The show featured high school students who were the participants. After this, he hosted; ‘Jackpot.’ He relocated to the USA where he hosted ‘Wizard of Odds and ‘High Rollers.’
However, after a series of shows, he was not lucky enough to host successful shows as they were either canceled or they were not attracting large audiences. Few plots were short-lived, but his peak in the career of hosting came when he was appointed to host the ‘jeopardy’ show by Griffin. This was after its revival in 1984, and it proved vital as it was a hit. Its success also saw him host other shows simultaneously making him the first American to do so.
Alex has also made appearances in shows like the X-Iles, Saturday Night Live, Family Guy and many more.
Being a TV host has not stopped Alex from winning major awards. He stands out as one of the few to win 5 Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Game Show Host.’ His name has been included in the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ He is the winner of Daytime Emmy Award, has a Guinness world record for hosting a maximum number of game shows, he was awarded a gold medal by ‘Canadian Royal Geographical Society.’
He has been awarded several other awards in his home country which wraps up the success he has had as a host.
Net Worth & Earnings
Alex’s career has been focused only on one area, hosting shows. He has endured a successful career in this field and has over this time acquired a net worth of over $60 million. This has been due to the salaries he gets. He has since commanded a huge following which always made him a personal favorite to many.
Despite having an academic degree, his co-curricular activities proved to be more important as they led him to a career in TV. He has hosted great shows in his time, Alex is still active in the industry and still contributing as well as he can. His hard work and determination have helped him realize his dream.