Alex Trebek Net Worth

Net Worth$75 million
Date of Birth22 July 1940
ProfessionGame show host
NationalityAmerican-Canadian
Last Updated2020

Introduction: 

Alex Trebek Net Worth, How did the Canadian-born American game show host amass his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Alex Trebek Net Worth and his career.

Alex Trebek Net Worth

Alex Trebek Early Life

He is an Canadian-born American game show host. Alex Trebek studied philosophy at the University of Ottawa before taking an interest in broadcasting.

Trebek got married to Jean Currivan-Trebek in 1990. They have two children. He was formerly married to Elaine Callei from 1974 to 1981.

Alex Trebek Career

Alex Trebek was born on 22nd of July, 1940 in Sudbury, Canada. He began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a sports and newscaster in 1961. He covered special events and national news. 

He 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 the 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 featured in Colonial Penn Life Insurance advertisements and hosts the National Geographic Bee ‘USA’ and The Great Canadian Geography Challenge. 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 also made guest appearances in numerous film and television programs including The X-Files, Family Guy, and Saturday Night Live. Alex announced in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He completed chemotherapy treatments and was prepared to resume hosting duties in August 2019.

In 2018, Alex, Pat and Vanna all renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television through 2022.

Alex Trebek Net Worth

As of today, Alex Trebek Net Worth is $75 Million while his salary is $18 Million. Alex Trebek Net Worth is earned from his career as a game show host.

He shoots five episodes per day. Alex 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.

Alex’s primary residence is a 10,000 square-foot mansion in Studio City, California that he purchased in 1991 for $2.15 million. He spent $4.1 million in the mid 1990s to buy a 724-acre horse ranch in the rural city of Creston, California. 

In 2005, he sold the ranch for $10 million. In 2016 he listed his 30-acre lake home in Nacimiento, California for $1.4 million.

Summary:

 Alex Trebek is an American game show host. He debuted as a game show host in 1966 when he began hosting Reach for the Top, a quiz show featuring high school age contestants.

As of 2020, Alex Trebek’s net worth is $75 Million.

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!