The Emmy Award-winning host of the reality TV show ‘Survivor’, Jeffrey Lee Probst is an American TV show host and executive producer. Probst got the fame as the host of the CBS reality show Survivor. He was also the host of his own talk show The Jeff Probst Show produced by CBS Television Distribution. However, the hour-long program show lasted for only one season (from 2012 to 2013). Keep reading to know more about Jeff Probst’s net worth in 2018.
Jeff Probst Early Life
Jeff Probst was born on November 4, 1961 to Jerry Probst and Barbara Probst. He was born in Wichita, Kansas section of US, but spend most of his childhood in Bellevue, Washington.
Jeff completed his schooling from Newport High School in 1979. Then he went to Seattle Pacific University, Washington for higher study, but left the college.
Jeff Probst has been married twice in his lifetime. In 1996, he married Shelley Wright who was a psychotherapist. The couple divorced in 2001.
In 2004, Jeff began dating one of the contestants of Survivor, Julie Berry, but they broke up in 2008.
Later, Jeff married his second wife, Lisa Ann Russell in 2011. The couple is spending their married life happily.
Jeff has one child.
Based on the show Survivor, Jeff has written a book named Stranded.
Jeff Probst Career, Awards & Achievement
After graduating from High School, Jeff skipped his college and started working at Boeing Motion Picture studio as a producer and marketing video narrator.
He has also hosted the VH1 series Rock & Roll Jeopardy! from 1998 to 2001. In 2000, he was voted as the host of the popular CBS reality TV show Survivor. This is the turning point in his hosting career. Over the course of thirteen years, he has hosted over twenty seasons of the show and has become one of the most famous TV hosts.
In 2003, he made a guest appearance in the American parody talk show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
In 2009, he worked as cash register in one of the CBS reality TV special named “I Get That A Lot”.
In 2012, Jeff served as the host of The Jeff Probst Show, an American daytime talk show. Unfortunately, the show lasted for only one season and ended in 2013.
In 2016, Jeff made an appearance on the American sitcom television series ‘Life In Pieces’, in the episode Swim Survivor Zen Talk.
Awards & Achievements
In 2001, Jeff Probst was voted one of the People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
For his work in the CBS series Survivor, Jeff won his first Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program’ on September 21, 2008. He won the same award for the next three years too.
Net Worth of Jeff Probst
The Emmy Award-winning host, Jeff Probst has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Most of his fortune can be attributed to his earnings as the host of ‘Survivor’. He earns a salary of approximately $200 thousand for every show of Survivor that airs.
He made some of his fortune with his contributions in various small talk shows and interviews too.
The American producer and Emmy Award winning television host, Jeff Probst is undoubtedly one of the most famous American host accross the globe.
He is an active TV host personality having more than 400k followers on Twitter. This shows his fan following and fame in the common people.
Jeff is spending his present time with his family and working for small shows.
His trademark saying to every departing contestant of Survivor (2000):
“The tribe has spoken. Time for you to go.”