Don Francisco is a Chilean TV personality who is popular by his stage name. His real name is Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld. He is particularly famous for being the host of a Spanish-language show on Univision network. As the host of Sabado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta variety shows, Don Francisco garnered a huge publicity. Here, find out more about the career, biography, and the net worth of Don Francisco in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Don Francisco was born as Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld on December 28, 1940, in Talca, Chile. His father, Erick Kreutzberger, was German Jewish refugee who fled to Chile during the World War II. His mother’s name was Anna. As his family had to flee from one place to another, he didn’t have a pleasant childhood. There is not any information about his education. There is not any confirmed information about his parents’ professions too.
Don Francisco is one of those men who fall in love only once and live with that girl their entire life. Don married his love Teresa Mutchnick in 1963 and ever since the couple has been together. The love between them is blooming with each passing day. Today, they are the proud parents of 3 children.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
As a child, little Don didn’t know that he is going to be a big name in Chilean TV network. His childhood was disordered, and he had no idea where to go. As a teenager, he moved to New York because he wanted to earn money. Initially, he worked as a tailor, but his interest in television soon drove him to the glamour world. At the beginning of his career, he started his own TV show named ‘Sabados Gigantes’. Interestingly, the show gained a quick success and Don achieved a must-needed breakthrough.
This show became so successful that it lasted for more than 50 years. Thereafter, he started a few other TV shows, and they also gained a huge success. His three-hour-long variety show was a huge hit. In this show, he had interviewed many big personalities such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and many more. Other than his own shows, he also hosted a few other TV shows such as ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘Atrapa Los Millones’.
Moving on to the honors and achievements that Don has received throughout his career. Don has received Hollywood Walk of Fame. His show ‘Sabbados Gigantes’ became the world’s longest-running shows for more than 50 years. In 2012, he was also inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
Don Francisco is probably the most successful personality in the history of TV hosts. All of his shows that he hosted achieved massive success. After looking at his long-spanned career, it is no wonder how he had made such a giant net worth of $240 million. Yes, as of now, the successful TV host has a whopping net worth of $240 million. He had earned this amount of money solely through his TV career.
Presently, Don Francisco is 77 years old. At this age, he has such giant net worth. Given the fact, you can assume how successful he must have been during his young age. Now, he is not much active still, holds this much net worth.