George Alexander Trebek OC was born on 22nd July 1940 in Ontario, Canada. He holds an American nationality and he is French and English by ethnicity. The famous television personality is under the Cancer zodiac sign and he is 79 years old.
Alex Trebek Body Measurements
His height is 1.73 meter and weight is 68 kg.
Alex Trebek Parents
His father’s name is George Edward Trebek and mother’s name is Lucille Lagace. Ale was brought up in a French-English home.
Alex Trebek Education Details
He has completed a degree of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa from the Lisgar Collegiate Institute in the year of 1961. He was also a part of the English debating society when he was a student at Ottawa. From early childhood, he created an interest in the profession of broadcast newsreader.
Alex Trebek Career Details
After completing the studies, Alex started his career from CBC as a news broadcaster. His scope includes national news and other special news that includes coverage for the shows on televisions as well as radios. He worked as a newscaster and broadcaster in CBC. He completed various campaigns on CBC’s television and radio. After serving CBC for a long span, he moved to Canadian Music Program ‘Music Hop’ and there he started hosting in 1963.
In 1966, he started hosting his first show “Reach for Top”, that is game-based. This show was a kind of quiz in which school students used to participate and win money. Then his second popular show was “Jackpot” where he got popularity. After this show, he moved to America where he got the opportunity to start a show named “Wizard of Odds” that is followed by another popular show “High Rollers”.
However, his all shows didn’t go well. After some time, some of his shows got canceled or some of them hosted for the short-term. Then his fortune changed again and the chain of flop shows had broken. He got the chance to host a show named “Jeopardy” produced by Merv Griffin. This show had a hit in 1984 and Alex became one of the most popular personality on the American television screen. In 1991, Alex maintained a record of hosting a large number of gaming shows in America. Apart from being a host on TV shows, he has also an appearance on some popular shows including ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The X- Files,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and many more.
He is one of the popular TV shows hosts that was awarded the Five Emmy award for his ‘Outstanding Game Show Host’ that he deserves. He has also been cast for ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. He has also awarded as a Daytime Emmy Award for his Lifetime Achievement’. He has shoot 6000 episodes of Jeopardy which enable him to maintain the Guinness World Record for being a host of maximum shows. As he also worked in Canada, so was also awarded different titles. He has also got a gold medal by the Canadian Royal Geographical Society.
Is Alex Trebek Married To Wife
In 1974, Alex was married to a businesswoman Elaine Callie. The couple did not have any child and they got divorced in 1981. In 1988, Alex met Jean Currivan who was the resident of New York and a real estate project manager. Alex started liking her and he offered Jean to have dinner at his home. She said yes but somehow confused about dating a public figure. Then in 1990, Alex got married to Jean Currivan. They had two children namely Mathew and Emily. As Alex was born in Canada, he got American nationality in 1998. Jean explained in an interview that Alex is very humble and down to earth person. He is very different in his personal life than on the television screen.
Alex Trebek Net Worth, Salary
After hosting a number of shows he has not been a television personality but also one of the favorite stars for the audience. His popularity career started from the show Jeopardy and thus it goes on. As per April 2020, the famous television star has earned a net worth of $80 million which is due to his efforts. His yearly salary is calculated to be $10 million.
From early childhood, Alex was interested in co-curricular activities and he used to participate with full attention. He is not only a host of various shows but he has created his worth by appearing on the television screen with different shades. He has multiple television shows in which he had left his sigma.