Regis Philbin Net Worth
Regis Philbin net worth and salary: Regis Philbin is an actor, singer and television host who has a net worth of $150 million. At his peak, he earned an annual salary of $20 million. Regis Philbin accumulated his net worth through his career as a host of many games shows, talk shows and personal appearances on television sitcoms, and movies. He has also recorded albums and is co-author of his two autobiographies. He was born in New York City, New York U.S. His career in show business began as a page at The Tonight Show in the 1950s. From there, he worked his way up the show business ladder, as a writer, announcer, and guest host on various talk shows. By 1962, he was working as an announcer on The Tonight Show. Eventually, he got his own show, creatively entitled The Regis Philbin Show. One of Regis' trademarks was the "host chat" segment. This segment, where Regis would chat with the audience, came about accidentally because they had no money to pay a writing staff. Regis's first national audience came from his time on The Joey Bishop Show, where he made waves as Bishop's onscreen sidekick. As time went on, Regis eventually found his niche on the daytime program "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee". The morning chat show featured Philbin and co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. The show, which was eventually re-titled Live with Regis & Kelly, ran until 2000. Regis picked up a new co-host, Kelly Rippa, in 2001 after he spent a year without a permanent co-host. Regis stepped down from the show altogether in 2011. Regis' other big TV success comes from the syndicated megahit game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? With Regis' perennially popular catchphrase "is that your final answer?" still being talked about today. One of TV's most long-running success stories, Regis Philbin also holds the world record for most hours spent on camera in a lifetime.
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Regis Philbin Earnings
- Live with Kelly and Michael$21,000,000