For some Americans Jeopardy! Maybe just another fun family show, but to many, it is not anything short of a tradition. Most of us grew up with Jeopardy ever since its revival in 1984 along with one of the most iconic hosts in TV history, Alex Trebek. Well, the beloved host had something severe to share with his fans and the show’s viewers. Learn all about it along with his net worth, salary, and wiki-bio.
Alex Trebek Health and Cancer Updates 2019
First thing first, Alex Trebek dropped a bombshell on his fans and fans of Jeopardy in the March 6 episode.
“I have some news to share with all of you, and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our ‘Jeopardy!’ Fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health,” Trebek said, “I was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.”
Alex Trebek appeared stern as he addressed his tough situation. Alex said he was well aware of the low survival statistics and dismal prognosis, “but I’m gonna fight this,” Alex said.
He said that he would fight and hopefully survive Cancer with support from his friends and family and prayers from the fans.
Alex Trebek amidst all this bravery showed us why he is the greatest show host of all time by ending his message with a comedic note that he does have to beat it because the ‘Jeopardy!’ host has a contract for three more years until 2022. Even if it is a joke, we sincerely hope Alex beat his cancer for real and lives a long healthy life.
Is Alex Trebek Married? Meet his Wife and Children
Alex Trebek is, in fact, a married man. He has been happily married to longtime wife Jean Currivan since 1990. They have been married altogether for around 39 years and going into 40 very soon.
They have two children together; Matthew and Emily. He has previously married to businesswoman Elaine Trebek formerly Elaine Callie and currently Elaine Trebek Kares.
Alex and Elaine did not have any children together, but Alex did adopt Nicky, Elaine’s daughter from a previous marriage. Nicky now works as a production assistant in her father’s show ‘Jeopardy!’ Elaine also later remarried film producer Peter Kares.
Alex Trebek Net Worth and Salary
Alex Trebek is not just the host of Jeopardy! He has hosted numerous other shows and made guest appearances in several films and TV shows. Even his long-running career as the host of ‘Jeopardy!’, a beloved American game show is enough to result in significant net worth and salary. His total net value is estimated at over 50 million dollars.
His enormous net worth is just as impressive as his large salary estimated at around 10 million dollars a year and approximately 833,000 salaries a month.
Alex Trebek has hosted Jeopardy! Since 1984, that’s 35 years. Some other shows he has organized include ‘Starcade,’ ‘High Rollers,’ ‘T.G.I.F.,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Game Changers.’
Alex Trebek has made numerous appearances in TV shows and movies, mostly as himself or host of a similar game show like ‘Rain Man’, ‘Predator 2’, ‘The Golden Girls’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Seinfeld’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Alex Trebek is 5 feet and 8 inches in terms of height and 61 kg in terms of importance.
Alex Trebek Wiki-Bio
Alex Trebek was born on 22nd July 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He was taken to father George Edward Trebek who was a chef and immigrant from Ukraine in his childhood and mother Lucille Lagacé a Franco-Ontarian. So he grew up bilingual with descent from French, Canadian and Ukrainian ancestry.
Alex Trebek graduated in 1961 with a degree in Philosophy from the University Of Ottawa, Ontario. He immediately began his career starting his work from CBC in 1961, and he got his first hosting job in Music Hop, a Canadian music program. He received a naturalized US citizen in 1998.
The 78-year-old host has earned the title of an Officer of the Order of Canada, holder of the World record for most shows hosted off the same program and six-time recipient of the prestigious Daytime Emmy Awards where one was for ‘Lifetime Achievement.’