George Trebek is a Canadian-American television personality who has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted some other game shows. He also has made his appearances in numerous television series. He is specialized in national news and covering a wide range of special events for the CBC’S radio and television division.
Alex Trebek was born as George Alexander Trebek on 22nd July 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He grew up in a bilingual home. He was born to George Trebek a hotel chef and Lucille Legace. Regarding his education, he went to Jesuit school till the age of twelve and completed his graduation from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in 1957.
|Name||George Alexander Trebek OC|
|Birthday||22nd July 1940|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (French, English)|
|Parents||George Trebek and Lucille Lagace|
|Salary||$10 million yearly|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Alex began his career as a newscaster and sportscaster in CBC and hosted a wide range of programs for CBC’s Television and Radio divisions. After getting massive achievement in CBC as a news analyst and sportscaster, he went on to be the host of a Canadian Music Program ‘Music Hop’ in 1963, however, continued his hosting for CBC.
From that point onward, he was a part of many Television programs, for example, ‘The Wizard of Odds,’ ‘Double Dare,’ ‘Battlestar,’ ‘Great Concentration,’ and ‘To Tell the Truth.’ Among every one of the inclusions, his most amazing work is for a program called ‘Peril!.’
For his extraordinary work in both hosting and broadcasting, he has been granted five Outstanding ‘Game Show Host Emmy Awards’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards alongside a ‘Guinness World Record’ for hosting most number of shows in the same program ‘Jeopardy!’
Receiving numbers of awards and hosting many renowned shows he must have pocketed a handsome amount throughout his career. Some sources mentioned his yearly income to be near to $10 million. Moreover, his net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.
Married to Wife Jean Currivan
Alex Trebek has been tied up with Jean Currivan since 1990 and has been enjoying the marital bliss with his beloved.
Before marrying Currivan, he was single for a long time given his separation from Elaine Callie. He wedded Elaine in 1974 however, following seven years of marriage with Elaine, he separated in 1981. Currently, he is with Currivan, and they have two children: Matthew and Emily Trebek.
His new better half Currivan is from New York and, she is a Project supervisor of the estate industry.
Family, Siblings, and Parents
Alex Trebek has a small and happy family. He was born to George Trebek and Lucille Lagace. However, no information regarding his siblings is found.
Height, Weight, and Size
Alex stands tall at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 61 kilos. He has salt and pepper colored hair and dark brown eyes. Nothing much about his body size is provided yet.