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Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе    

Alex Trebek

Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе

George Alexander Trebek




80 Years

Віrth Dаtе 

22 July 1940

Віrth Рlасе                                 

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


5 feet 9 inches


61 Kg.

Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn   


Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ   


Wife/Spouse (Nаmе)

Elaine Callei ( divorced),  Jean Currivan


Yes ( two children)

Dаtіng/Girlfrіеnd (Past)   



American game show host

Nеt Wоrth іn 2022  


Alex Trebek’s introduction:

Alex Trebek had a net worth of $75m in 2020 when he died. George Alexander Trebek date of birth is 22 July 1940. His birthplace is Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Alex Trebek was an American game show host from Canada. Alex was most famous as a host of the syndicated game show “Jeopardy!” He became the host of the show from 1984 until his last year of life. His father George Edward Trebek was a pioneer from Ukraine, and his mother’s name was Lucille Lagace.

In 2020, Alex died, when he was 80 years old. The death’s cause was pancreatic cancer. Trebek’s father’s name was George Edward Trebek, who was an immigrant from Ukraine. While his mother was Lucille Lagace. She was a Franco-Ontarian.

Table of Contents:

The Early life of Alex:

Age, Height & Weight factors:

Personal life (Wife & Children):

The Early Career of Alex:

Alex’s Hosting Career:

The Game Show Jeopardy:

Alex Trebek Jeopardy Salary:


Alex’s Houses:

What was Alex Trebek’s net worth in 2022?

What is the salary of Pat Sajak?

The Early life of Alex:

Alex was raised in a bilingual family (a family that can speak 2 different languages with skills.) His family used to speak both English and French language.

Trebek studied at Sudbury Secondary School. Then he completed his education at the prestigious Ottawa University.

Age, Height & Weight factors:

Alex’s age was 80 years when he died in 2020. His impressive height was around 5 feet 9 inches and the weight of the game show host was around 61 Kg.

Personal life ( Wife & Children):

Alex and Jean

Alex Trebek married in 1974. His wife’s name is Elaine Callei. She was a businesswoman. Soon, the couple separated, and in 1981, they finally got divorced. Alex and Elaine had no children together.

In 1990, Alex married Jean Currivan (real estate project manager). Alex and Trebek have 2 biological children together.

In 1998, the game show host became a newcomer citizen of the U.S.

In 2019, he was suffering from stage IV pancreatic cancer. He then underwent a major treatment process.

In 2020, Alex went through one-year treatment for cancer. Unfortunately, Alex could not survive more and at 80, he died on 8 Nov. 2020.

The Early Career of Alex:

In 1961, Alex completed his graduation from Ottawa University with a degree in philosophy. The same year, he started his T.V. career. Alex also worked for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Later, Alex worked as a reporter. He finally moved on to read the news nationally and also covered so many significant occasions for both the T.V series & broadcasting divisions of the CBC.

Alex’s Hosting Career:

In 1963, Alex began his first debut hosting job. This job was for the Canadian music program named “Music Hop”. In 1966, Trebek hosted many other projects in Canada. His projects include the high school quiz show “Reach for the Top” and more.

From 1967 to 1970, Alex also hosted the classical music programs and other weekly afternoon game show Strategy.

Later, Trebek hosted many other shows named the second season of “The $128,000 Question,” “High Rollers” for NBC, and the famous CBS game show named, “Double Dare.”

Between 1981 to 1982, Alex hosted NBC’s “Battlestars”, which was broadcasted for just half an year. His hosting session for the show “Pitfall” finished soon. He couldn’t even get a paycheck for his work, as the production company Catalena Productions went ruined.

Alex Trebek got 31 Nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host.

The Game Show Jeopardy:

Alex Worked with game show media mogul & famous American T.V. show host named Merv Griffin. He performed in 2 episodes for the betterment of the popular game show named “Jeopardy!”

In 1984, Alex started hosting the show. Due to the role of Alex in this show, he became more successful and famous in his long career. The “Jeopardy!” revival has got huge popularity and success and won a record of 33 Daytime Emmy Awards.

The game show host Trebek also set the Guinness World Record in 2014, as a host of the most famous gameshow episodes. Alex hit around 6,829 episodes with the game show “Jeopardy!” and also beat American game show host Bob Barker’s record from “The Price is Right.”

Alex Trebek Jeopardy Salary:

Alex’s per annum salary from the show “Jeopardy!” was around $18m. The show was recorded for 46 days yearly. He also shot around 5 episodes daily.

The game show host Alex earned an estimated $391,000 each taping day, and around $78,000 each episode.


In a podcast interview with Film distributor The Nerdist in 2014, Alex said that he donated a big amount of his income to charity per year.

In 1998, Alex donated 74 acres of his property in the Hollywood Hills, California to a public charity named The Santa Monica Conservancy.

Alex’s Houses:

In 1991, Alex’s first purchased a 10,000 sq. foot house in Studio City, California, and paid around $2.15m for this.

In Jan. 2022, Trebek’s wife listed the house for sale for around $7m.

In the mid of 1990, Alex paid $4.1m to purchase a 724-acre large horse ranch in the city of Creston, California. In 2005, he sold the horse ranch for around $10m

In 2019, Alex Trebek listed his 30-acre beautiful lake house in Nacimiento, California, and paid around $1.4m for this.

What was Alex Trebek’s net worth in 2020?

Alex Trebek died on 9 Nov 2020 at the age of 80 Years. He was a popular game show host. At the time of his death, Alex’s net worth was around $75m in 2020.

What is the salary of Pat Sajak?

The famous actor and producer Pat Sajak’s salary is around $15m per annum.

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