Dick Cavett is a former American television talk show host who has a net worth of $10 million. Dick Cavett has earned this net worth from his regular appearances on nationally broadcasted television talk shows in the United States from the 1960s through the 2000s. Cavett was born on November 19, 1936 in Nebraska to parents Erabel "Era" Richards and Alva B. Cavett who both worked as educators. Cavett was married to Caroline Nye McGeoy from 1964 until her death on July 14, 2006. He married author Martha Rogers in 2010. Cavett attended Yale University where he acted in and directed drama plays on campus. During his senior year at Yale he changed his major from English to Drama. He routinely took any opportunity he could to meet stars, even hanging out backstage pretending to be a member of the media. Cavett had many odd jobs while pursuing his career such as store detective, label typist for a Wall Street firm and also as a copy boy.