He is a celebrity who is well-known as the Emmy Award-winning host of the reality show ‘Survivor’. Jeff Probst is an American citizen who is a show host, television presenter, and executive producer. He is also famous as a former host of the popular CBS TV show known as ‘The Jeff Probst Show’ that aired for one year. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Jeff Probst in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He is the son to Jerry Probst and Barbara and was born in 1961 in Wichita, which is the largest city in the state of Kansas, U.S. He was raised in the city of Bellevue, Washington, attended Newport High School, and graduated in 1979.
He later enrolled in the Seattle Pacific University for higher education but later left the institution. He worked at a multinational corporation in America called Boeing Motion Picture. His role in the company included to oversee video production and marketing videos.
Jeff has been married a couple of time. For example, his first marriage was with Shelley Wright who is a psychotherapist but they later separated after five years. In 2004, he was involved romantically with Julie Berry who is also a producer. Unfortunately, the relationship lasted for only four years.
In 2011, he married his second wife by the name Lisa Ann Russell who had two children from her former marriage with Mark Paul Gosselaar. The children are Ava and Michael. He is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jeff Probst career started back in the 19900s when he was the host of Backchat, a television show on FX. He also hosted other shows such as Rock & Roll Jeopardy, which ran for three years ‘Audlt Swim’ and ‘Celebrity Superfan Roundtable.’ He is part of the team that wrote and directed the film titled ‘Finder’s Fee’ that featured celebrities like Robert Forster and James Earl Jones.
He has directed a romantic drama by the name ‘Kiss Me’ that featured famous actors like John Corbett and Sarah Bolger. Together with Christopher Tebbetts they released an adventure series known as Stranded which focused on the middle school students.
He became a household name in 2000 when he became the host of the show called ‘Survivor.’ This opportunity made his name among the beautiful people in the People’s Magazine.
Probst has made several appearances on different situational comedies like ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Life in Pieces,’ and ‘How I met Your Mother.’
Probst hard work has not gone unrewarded, as he has won several awards to his name. In 2008 to 2011, he was the Primetime Emmy Awards for the category of Outstanding Host for Reality-Competition Program. He used his compassionate nature to interact with contestants therefore becoming more of a counselor an attribute that many hosts lack.
Net Worth & Earnings
The American celebrity Jeff Probst has an estimated net worth of $44 million. His wealth comes from his earnings as a host in the different television shows. He earns about $200 thousand for every show that he airs and annual salary of $4,000,000 for hosting the ‘Survivor’ reality show.
Jeff Probst remains to be a renowned Tv host personality all over the globe. Many people love his shows making him to have over 400,000 followers on his twitter account. His is an inspiration to the young generation who want to achieve their dream as television hosts. He is loved many people who watch his shows all over the universe.