Alex Trebek Net Worth
Alex Trebek net worth and salary: Alex Trebek is a Canadian-born American game show host who has a net worth of $75 million. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Trebek initially studied philosophy at the University of Ottawa before taking an interest in broadcasting. In 1961, Trebek began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a sports and newscaster. He covered special events and national news. Trebek debuted as a game show host in 1966 when he began hosting Reach for the Top, a quiz show featuring high school age contestants. Trebek went on to host Jackpot! in 1970 before moving to the USA to host The Wizard of Odds for NBC. He then hosted the popular game show High Rollers while simultaneously taping in Toronto for The $128,000 Question. After both shows were cancelled, Trebek hosted a string of short-lived shows and failed pilots until a revival of Merv Griffin's Jeopardy! took hold in 1984. Wildly successful, Jeopardy! has won a record 33 Daytime Emmy Awards. In 1991, Trebek set the record for hosting the most American game shows airing at the same time, by simultaneously hosting Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth. In 2014 he set the Guinness record for most gameshow episodes hosted by the same presenter when he hit 6,829 episodes, surpassing Bob Barker from The Price is Right.
Alex has appeared in Colonial Penn Life Insurance advertisements and hosts the National Geographic Bee (USA) and The Great Canadian Geography Challenge. Among his accolades are six Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host, a star on Canada's Walk of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has made guest appearances in numerous film and television programs including The X-Files, Family Guy, and Saturday Night Live.
Alex Trebek has been married to Jean Currivan-Trebek since 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Elaine Callei from 1974 to 1981.
In March 2019 Alex announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He completed chemotherapy treatments and was prepared to resume hosting duties in August 2019.
Alex Trebek Jeopardy Salary: As of this writing, Alex Trebek's annual salary is $18 million. Jeopardy tapes 46 days a year. He shoots five episodes per day. In other words, he earns around $391,000 every tape day, $78,000 per actual episode. By comparison, Vanna White's salary is $208,333 per work day. Pat Sajak's salary is $312,500 per work day. Breaking it down per show, Pat earns $52,083 per show and Vanna earns $34,722 per show.
In 2018, Alex, Pat and Vanna all renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television through 2022.
Philanthropy: In a 2014 podcast interview with The Nerdist, Alex stated that he donates a large portion of his income to charity every year. In 1998 Alex donated 74 acres of property in the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Conservancy. The donation doubled the size of the public parkland. Trails had already been widely in use by hikers and cyclists. In 2016 he donated $5 million to the University of Ottawa to fund the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. He has donated a total of $7.5 million to the school, which is his alma mater.
Real Estate: Alex's primary residence is a 10,000 square-foot mansion in Studio City, California that he purchased in 1991 for $2.15 million. In the mid 1990s he spent $4.1 million to buy a 724-acre horse ranch in the rural city of Creston, California. He sold the ranch in 2005 for $10 million. In 2016 he listed his 30-acre lake home in Nacimiento, California for $1.4 million.
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 22, 1940 (79 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Game Show Host, Presenter, Actor|