Alex Trebek Net Worth
Who Is Alex Trebek?
Alex Trebek is the short name for George Alexander “Alex” Trebek and is a Canadian- American television personality, actor, and a game show host who was born on July 22 in the year 1940.
Alex Trebek Net worth:
The net worth of Alex Trebek is $50 Million in the year 2017 and has an annual salary of about $10 million from being the host of Jeopardy. Apparently, he has signed the show for until 2020. He owns and manages a 700-acre ranch near Paso Robles in Creston California.
Alex Trebek Life History:
Alex Trebek was born in the year 1940 in July on the 22nd, in Sudbury, Ontario Canada and is the son of George Edward Trebek who was a chef and migrated from Ukraine and his mother was Lucille Legace who was a Franco-Ontarian. Alex was raised in a French-English household.
He graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in the year 1957 and later earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa. In his university, he was also a member of the English Debating Society. Alex got his first job as a host on a Canadian music show called Music Hop in the year 1963. He also hosted a quiz show in 1966 called Reach For The Top. Then in the year 1973, he moved to the United States and started working for NBC as a host for a new game show called The Wizard of Odds.
He married Elaine Callie in 1974 who was a businesswoman. But the relationship did not work out and they got divorced in 1981. Then he married the second time in 1990 to Jean Currivan who was a real estate manager in New York. The couple has two children together named Emily and Matthew.
In the year 1998, he got the naturalized citizenship of the United States. Alex ran the Olympic Torch in Jacksonville, Florida in the year 1996.
Alex Trebek- Known For:
Alex Trebek is best known for hosting a large number of television game shows mainly for Jeopardy since the time it first aired in 1984. He has signed to be the host of the show until 2020.
He has made a number of guest appearances in many other shows like How I Met Your Mother and was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live On June 2014. He was presented with a world record for most episodes of a game show hosted by the Guinness Book of World Records, a total of massive 6,829 episode at the time.
In 2006 March Alex Trebek was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. He is also awarded by five Emmy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Alex Trebek- Political / Business Affiliations:
Alex Trebek hosts the annual National Geographic Bee in the United States and The Great Canadian Geography Challenge. He is also actively involved with a charitable organization World Vision Canada. He has also donated 74 acres of land in North Hollywood.