Piers Morgan is a famous British journalist and television personality. Currently, he is working as a presenter on the Good Morning Britain TV show. One can recognise him as the judge on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. Now let’s have a close look at Piers Morgan’s net worth in 2018.
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, born as Piers Stefan O’Meara was born on March 30, 1965, in Newick, Sussex, England. His father, Vincent Eamonn O’Meara was a dentist and his mother, Gabrielle Georgina Sybille was a housewife. His father was born in Ireland, and his paternal family is of Irish descent.
Piers’s last name, Morgan comes from his stepfather. Piers did his schooling from the independent school Cumnor House. Then he went to Chailey School, followed by Priory School. Morgan finished his journalism from Harlow College.
Piers Morgan has been married twice. First, he was married to Marion Shalloe. The couple has three sons together. The couple were married for almost 17 years but got divorced in 2008 due to their personal differences.
Soon after the divorce, he married his second wife, Celia Walden, daughter of the former Conservative MP George Walden. Celia Walden, by profession, is a newspaper columnist and feature writer.
Piers Morgan is a big fan of a Premier League Club, Arsenal F.C. Once he had criticised the entire Arsenal F.C. and their manager, Arsène Wenger and called for his sacking.
Piers Morgan started his career at Lloyd’s of London. Then he worked as a reporter in small firms in London. His work was appreciated by many, and soon he was offered a job from The Sun, to work on the Bizarre column. Morgan left the post at The Sun after publishing the pictures of Catherine Victoria Lockwood leaving an addictive disorder clinic.
Morgan then joined as the editor of The Daily Mirror. Morgan published the photographs that had falsely shown British Soldiers attacking the Iraqi civilians. Morgan was asked to apologise to Sly Bailey, then head of Trinity Mirror for misleading information but he refused and was fired for the same.
After The Mirror, in partnership with Matthew Freud, he achieved the ownership of Press Gazette. He also launched the weekly newspaper called First News for kids.
Morgan then expanded his career into television appearing in numerous television series like America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and on the American Idol as a temporary replacement for Simon Cowell. Morgan was also featured in The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan, produced by BBC Scotland.
Piers Morgan was offered a job by CNN to replace Larry King. Morgan started hosting his own show called Piers Morgan Live. But the show didn’t receive any appreciation, and after the poor ratings, the show was canceled.
Over the years, Morgan had several feuds with many celebrities who found the method his work unethical. He was also named in the notorious British phone-hacking scandal which concerned the Daily Mirror while it was under his editorial control.
Awards and Achievements
Piers Morgan, one of the most controversial figures in the field of journalism and reporting, has not won any major awards in his career. His biggest achievement would be getting nominated for the RTS Television Awards for the Best Presenter.
Net Worth of Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan has an estimated net worth of around $20 million. Piers Morgan is very successful in his career, and according to the reports, he was getting an annual salary of $2 million for the show, Piers Morgan Live. Recently, Morgan casually announced that he earned £22.5 million a year, a figure, if accurate, is 10 times that of BBC highest earner, Chris Evans.
Having a feud with several big personalities, Morgan is definitely one of the most hated reporters and journalist among most of the celebrities. Piers Morgan, through his hard work and dedication, has earned a big fortune. His professional career had lots of ups and downs, and even his work sometimes had been criticised. But Piers Morgan is still standing tall and may even be the highest paid presenter in the world.