Phil Donahue Net Worth: Phil Donahue is an American producer, writer and TV host who has a net worth of $23.5 million dollars. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1935, Phil Donahue is a bachelor of business administration alumni of the University of Notre Dame. He landed his first job working as a radio and TV production assistant in Cleveland in 1957. Donahue bounced around with a brief stint at a Michigan radio station before landing on "CBS Evening News" and then anchoring mornings for WHIO-TV in Dayton. He hosted a call-in radio talk show for four years. Donahue's interview guests included Jimmy Hoffa, John F. Kennedy, Johnny Carson and Malcolm X. His radio show became a TV show on WLWD in 1967, and "The Phil Donahue Show" was broadcast to a national audience three years later. He took his show from Dayton to Chicago and ultimately to New York City, where he filled a studio in Rockefeller Plaza. The show gained fame for teaming up with Russian Vladimir Pozner to host the "U.S.-Soviet Space Bridge", where both men filmed episodes from their home countries in front of live audiences who were able to talk to each other. His show's final episode aired on September 13, 1996 after 29 years and almost seven thousand episodes. As of 2014, it is the longest continuously running syndicated talk show in the United States. In 2002, Donahue broke his seven-year retirement to return to hosting with MSNBC's "Donahue". It was cancelled after a year despite being the network's top-rated show because of Donahue's outspoken opposition to invading Iraq. Afterward, Donahue became a strong public voice against the war in Iraq, and co-directed the documentary "Body of War" in 2006, telling the story of a disabled vet. During his career, Donahue won nine Emmy Awards, and in 1993, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. He had five children with his first wife, and has been married to his current wife, Marlo Thomas, since 1980. They own homes in Connecticut and New York City.
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Date of Birth
Dec 21, 1935
Journalist, Actor, Presenter, Film Producer, Writer, Voice Actor
United States of America
Phillip John Donahue, Phillip John "Phil" Donahue
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