Alex Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, has a net worth of over $50 million, according to celebritynetworth.
Jeopardy! is one of the most popular game shows on air. It is syndicated across the country and has been on air since the 1960s. In March 2015, Trebek signed on to host Jeopardy! through 2018.
On Saturday, December 16, Trebek underwent brain surgery for a subdural hematoma. Today it was announced that the host is already back in the studio taping new episodes. The surgery did not result in any missed episodes since it is filmed months in advance. Lucky for fans, Jeopardy! will continue to air as usual.
Here’s what you need to know about Alex Trebek’s net worth:
Trebek’s Annual Salary is $10 Million
In 2015, Trebek signed a contract to host Jeopardy! through mid-2018, according to CNN. At the time of contract signing, Trebek was 74 years old and talking about retiring. His contract has sinve been renewed through 2020. Not surprisingly, the list of successors for Trebek is long because the job is pretty high profile in Hollywood.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in 2014, Trebek said that he wanted to stick with it for as long as he was enjoying it and “as long as I feel my skills haven’t diminished too much.”
Hosting Jeopardy! is a coveted job not only because the show remains extremely popular after over 50 years on air, but it also touts a very simple filming schedule. A week’s worth of episodes for the show are filmed in a single day. Trebek also reportedly makes $10 million a year, which means that the payday is pretty big for such a cool gig.