About Alex Trebek
So today we are going to talk about Alex Trebek net worth, which currently amounts to $50 million, and the ways he have earned all this fortune. Most of the money this 73 – year old has today he got for hosting various shows (plenty of them). In particular, Music Hop, Vacation Time, Reach for the Top, Strategy, The Wizard of Odds, High Rollers, Double Dare, Stars on Ice, The $128,000 Question, Pitfall, Batlestars, Clasic Concentration, To Tell the Truth, Wheel of Fortune – April Fools’ Day … Man, I got tired of naming. To sum it up, over five decades on television he has hosted hell of a lot shows, but none of them has increased Alex Trebek net worth as significantly as did Jeopardy.
Alex has hosted Jeopardy for more than 30 years now. When some journalist asked didn’t he get tired from doing the same show for so long, Trebek gave him a firm “no”. The Canadian star has claimed that he loves his job for a several reasons. First of all – the show he hosts is educative; it depicts the intelligence in a positive light and encourage people to learn new things. Second, Alex enjoys the comfort of the familiar atmosphere and the fact that each show he gets to meet new people and to learn new interesting facts. Trebek also revealed that he usually films five shows in a row and it takes about 9 hours. He needs a couple of hours more to look through the questions before the filmings start. This is quite a lot of work for somebody in is 70s, and thus we should not be surprised that the star is already thinking about the retirement. He mentioned this is one of his interviews about a year ago.
So as I have already mentioned, Alex Trebek net worth is currently estimated at $50 million dollars. And according to my sources, his annual salary amounts to 1/5 of this sum – $10million. We do not know how exactly Alex salary for hosting Jeopardy, or his overall annual income, has varied over the years, but it is highly unlikely that it has increased drastically over the last 5 years. If so, it seems like during his fascinating career on television, which now spans over 5 decades Alex should have saved more than $50 million, unless he was leading an extremely lavish lifestyle (and we know this is not true). So where does Alex spend so much money? Well apparently, this television personality spends big money on philanthropic causes. Knowing that he spends his fortunes for the benefit of others makes me hope that Alex Trebek net worth will continue to grow!