Larry King Net Worth
Larry King net worth and salary: Larry King is an American radio and television journalist who has a net worth of $50 million. Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. From an early age he wanted to work in radio. King would have to venture to Miami, Florida to jump start his career in radio. He first hit the airwaves in 1957 on WAHR. The station manager suggested he change his name to sound less ethnic. Within two years he had legally changed his name to Larry King. Three years later, King graduated to television when he began hosting a show called Miami Undercover. The show turned Larry into a local celebrity. King's popularity could not save him from a brush with the law when he was accused of grand larceny by a former business partner. He was arrested and temporarily fired. He was eventually hired on the Mutual Radio Network (now Mutual Broadcast System) where he quickly went national with The Larry King Show, which gained a devoted audience and over five hundred affiliates.
In 1984, King bounced back with Larry King Live, which currently ranks as CNN'se longest running television program. At his peak, millions of people watched Larry King Live on CNN. Among King's awards are ten Cable ACE Awards, two Peabody Awards and a Golden Mike Award. King has had numerous celebrity figures substitute for him, among them comedian Kathy Griffin, journalist/news anchor Dan Rather and Kermit the Frog. King has made numerous self-appearances in film and television including Ghostbusters, Shrek 2 and 30 Rock.
King's personal life has received as much attention as his popular show. He has five children from eight marriages. His most recent marriage to Shawn Southwick lasted from 1997 until he filed for divorce in 2019. He married Alene Akins twice!
Larry has also suffered from numerous medical issues, mostly relating to his heart. He suffered his first major heart attack in 1987. As recently as April 2019 he had a heart attack.
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 19, 1933 (85 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Talk show host, Actor, Voice Actor, Radio personality, Writer, TV Personality|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Larry King Earnings
- Larry King Live$28,000,000/year