Canadian-American Alex Trebek is popular for being the host of the game show ‘Jeopardy’ since its revival in the year 1984. He has been the host of several other game shows. Let ‘s have a look at Alex Trebek’s net worth in 2018.
Born as George Alexander Trebek in the year 1940 on the 22nd July in the city of Ontario, Canada, to George Edward Trebek and Lucille Lagace. Alex was raised in a French – English home.
He went to Lisgar Collegiate Institute followed by a degree in the University of Ottawa in Philosophy, which he completed in the year 1961. While a student at Ottawa he was a part of English debating society. This laid a foundation for his interest in the profession of broadcast news reader.
Alex married Elaine Callie, a businesswoman in the year 1974. The couple did not have any kids and were separated in 1981. Alex got remarried in 1990 to Jean Currivan, the couple had two kids Matthew and Emily. Being born as a Canadian, Alex became an American citizen in 1998.
His career began right after completing graduation from Ottawa when started working for CBC as a news broadcaster. His specializations included national news and other special news that included coverage for the channels television as well as radio news.
His debut as a game show host happened in the year 1966 when he started hosting the show ‘Reach for Top.’ This was a quiz show that featured high school students as participants. After hosting this show, he also hosted the show ‘Jackpot.’ He then moved to the US and got the chance to host the show ‘Wizard of Odds,’ followed by another hit show ‘High Rollers.’
However, his good luck of hosting all the good and hit shows did not continue for too long, as a few of his shows got canceled, leading him to host a few failed plots along with short-lived shows. The series of getting into wrong shows finally discontinued when he got the chance of hosting the earlier show ‘Jeopardy’ by Merv Griffin.
The show was revived in 1984 and became an instant hit. Alex made a record of the only American to host the maximum number of game shows at the same time in 1991. Along with being a popular T.V show host, he has also made appearances on popular T.V shows like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The X- Files,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and more.
Awards & Achievement
He has been one of the few hosts to win Five Emmy awards for being the ‘Outstanding Game Show Host’ that he is. He has also featured on ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ He has also won a Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Lifetime Achievement.’ The Guinness World Record for being the presenter to host the maximum number of game shows is held by him, for hosting more than 6,000 episodes of Jeopardy. He has also been awarded a series of awards and titles but his home country Canada. Along with walking the Walk of Fame Canada, he has also been the recipient of a gold medal by the Canadian Royal Geographical Society.
Net Worth of Alex Trebek
After hosting a series of hit television shows, Alex became not only a recipient of a series of awards, but also the favorite of many. His breakthrough was getting to host the famous show ‘Jeopardy.’ The popular T.V Host has today managed to create a net worth of $50 million.
Alex was active in co-curricular activities in his college days that groomed him to become a successful host on television. He has not only hosted great shows but has also entertained viewers with appearing on multiple television shows