- Full Name: George Alexander Trebek
- Net Worth: $50 Million
- Occupation: TV Game Host/ Television Personality/ Actor
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: Ukrainian (Father) – French-Canadian (Mother)
Alex Trebek Net Worth – Stands Pretty Good At This Late Age
Alex Trebek net worth is worth $50 million which he has acquired by hosting game shows and acting in some other shows. He is a very popular TV game show host and a very popular personality. Alex Trebek was born in 1940 on 22nd July. He has to give credit for most of his wealth to the TV game show Jeopardy that he has been hosting since 1984. Alex Trebek net worth of $50 million makes him one of the wealthiest game show hosts. He was born to George Edward and Lucile Trebek in Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. His father George Trebek was a chef who had immigrated to Canada from Ukraine and his mother Lucile Trebek was a French-Canadian.
Alex Trebek Net Worth And Career
Alex Trebek studied at the Lisgar Collegiate Institute from where he graduated in the year 1957 and then at the Malvern Collegiate Institute of Toronto from where he graduated in 1958. After this Alex Trebek went to the University of Ottawa and graduated in the year 1961 with a degree in Philosophy. He was part of the English debate team at the University and his talent as a speaker was highly appreciated there. He was always interested in a career in news broadcasting so he joined CBC as a newscaster and sportscaster. This was the start of his career as a Television personality. After this he hosted a program called ‘Music Hop’ in the year 1963. He also hosted another TV program called ‘Reach for the Top’ after three years. But this was not what gave him the success that he got. His major breakthrough came when he started hosting the game show ‘High Rollers’ in the year 1974. This show was aired till 1980. This show contributed highly to his success and also to the Alex Trebek net worth.
After the cancellation of this show Alex saw some failures as well when two of his shows were not so successful. He struggled till 1984 which was ended by the grand successful show Jeopardy. This is the show that made Alex Trebek a star presenter. The show has been running for 30 seasons now and has contributed majorly to Alex Trebek’s success and net worth.
Alex Trebek married Elaine Callei in the year 1984. He lived with her till 1984 when the couple got divorced. This Alex Trebek Ex-wife is a businesswoman. He then married Jean Currivan-Trebek in the year 1990. The Alex Trebek wife has two children from Alex, Mathew and Emily.
He has also appeared on the Saturday Night Live like Nick Carter. And he also played a small role in the 90s show Beverley Hills, 90210 as himself, the host of jeopardy. The same show in which Vivica Fox also appeared for a small role.
Alex Trebek enjoys a great net worth of $50 million and that makes him capable of purchasing a grand dream house for himself. The Alex Trebek house that has a value of $6.995 million has 6 bedrooms and a fantastic view. His Fort Lauderdale home is surely a great house to live in. He earlier used to live in his home at Mulholland drive. This Alex Trebek house was also a grand size house like the present one. He also owns and manages a 700-acre ranch known as the Creston farms.