Find out the net worth and salary of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek!
Alex Trebek has a net worth of $50 million and receives an annual salary of $10 million. His net worth has been earned largely from his long running role as the host of Jeopardy. Besides hosting game shows, he made appearances in various television series.
Born on 22nd July, 1940, “Alex Trebek” is a Canadian-American television personality. Since 1984, he has been host of the popular game show ‘Jeopardy’. Alex also hosted various game shows like The Wizard of Odds, High Rollers, Double Dare, Classic Concentration, Battlestars and To Tell the Truth.
Alex initially studied philosophy at the University of Ottawa prior taking an interest in broadcasting and media sector. He started his career as a sports and newscaster working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1961. Trebek covered various special events and national news while he was associated with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1966, he debuted as host of the game show. Trebek hosted a quiz show called ‘Reach for the Top’which featured high school age contestants. In 1970, he hosted the ‘Jackpot!’ then he moved to the USA to host the show called ‘The Wizard of Odds for NBC’. Later, he was seen hosting the game show ‘High Rollers’ and ‘The $128,000 Question’ in 1978.
Unfortunately both game shows were cancelled and he began to host short-lived shows and failed pilots. In 1984, he came with Merv Griffin’s Jeopardy! , was highly praised and appreciated by the audiences. The show became very popular and won 28 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Alex set the record for hosting the most American game shows like Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell The Truth which comes on-air at the same time. Apart from his game shows, he appears in the Colonial Penn Life Insurance Advertisements and hosts The Great Canadian Geography Challenge and the National Geographic Bee.
For his outstanding performance as a host, he was awarded five Emmy Awards. Trebek even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alex has also made guest appearances in the television programs like Family Guy, Saturday Night Live and X-Files.