Jeff Probst is an American reporter, executive producer, and an Emmy award winning game show host with a net worth estimated at $40 million. Jeff earns a salary of $200,000 per episode as host of the long running CBS reality show Survivor. Probst was born on November 4 1962 in Wichita Kansas. He spent most of his childhood in Bellevue, Washington. Right out of high school Probst wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry so he took a job at Boeing Motion Pictures/Television studios as a narrator of marketing videos.
His hard work paid off because in 1994 he became host of a TV series called "Backchat" on FX. The show was a big enough success for Jeff to land a slew of other hosting gigs including shows like "Family Business" and "Rock and Roll Jeopardy" on VH1. In 2000 Jeff's struck it rich when he was named host of the soon to be smash hit reality show Survivor. The show made Jeff a household name and even landed him as one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people.
In 2001 Jeff wrote and directed his first feature film called "Finder's Fee". The film featured an all star cast including James Earl Jones and Robert Forster. Finder's Fee would go onto take best picture and best director at the Seattle film festival.
In addition to Survivor, Jeff has appeared on numerous episodes of the sketch show "Mad TV" and fills in regularly for Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly". In 2008 and 2009 he won a primetime Emmy for Best Reality show host.