Famous talk show host, game show host and musician Chuck Woolery is famous for hosting several great shows like Wheel of Fortune (1975-81), Scrabble (1984–90, and during a brief revival in 1993), the original incarnation of Love Connection (1983-94), and Lingo (2002-07). Here is a quick summary of Chuck Woolery’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Chuck Woolery Early Life
Chuck was born on 16th March 1941 in Ashland, Kentucky. There is not much information available about his childhood. Though it is known that he served in the U.S. Navy for two years after completing his graduation.
Chuck Woolery Career
Chuck joined a Columbus, Ohio based company Wasserstrom Wine & Import Company as a wine consultant in the year 1963. He worked for some time at the Pillsbury Company as a sales representative.
He joined the trio The Bordermen and sang some songs with them. He also sang for a duo named The Avant-Garde. He released five records with Columbia as a solo artist, and some of them were very successful like “Forgive My Heart” in 1970 and “Love Me, Love Me” in 1971. Some of his country songs are hit too like “The Greatest Love Affair” and “Painted Lady.”
As a film actor, he acted in some movies like Evil in the Deep (1970) and Cold Feet (1989). Some of the biggest hit TV shows which he did and dazzled the audience with his performance are New Zoo Revue, Your Hit Parade, Wheel of Fortune, The Tonight Show, Love Connection, The Home and Family Show, The Big Spin, Greed, The Dating Game, Lingo, and The Chuck Woolery Show.
He is seen hosting a radio show from 2012 named Save Us, Chuck Woolery. He started a podcast later named Blunt Force Truth. He had Mark Young as the co-host in the show.
Awards & Achievements
Chuck did not get any big award to his name till now, but he got nominated for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation Show in Daytime Emmy Awards in the year 1978. He can get some in future though for his great works in the field of entertainment.
Net Worth of Chuck Woolery
Chuck earned a lot from his work on TV. He earned $20,230,000 from the box office sales of the movie Six Pack. Other than that his salary as the host of Wheel of Fortune is $65,000. Right now, the estimated net worth of Chuck Woolery is $15 million.
Woolery has 5 children with his four marriages. His first wife was Margaret Hays. He had two children with her Katherine and Chad, the later was killed in a bike accident. His second marriage was with Jo Ann Pflug in 1972. They had a daughter named Melissa. The duo divorced in 1980.
Her third wife was Teri Nelson, who was the adopted daughter of actor David Nelson. He had two sons with her named Michael and Sean. This marriage did not go well like his previous marriages and ended in 2003. In the year 2006, he married his now wife, Kim Barnes.