Date of Birth:
6th of July, 1925 Death: 12th of August 2007
Source of wealth:
Merv Griffin net worth: $1 billion.
A famous American TV host, actor, musician and successful media personality, Merv Griffin managed to build the whole empire from his love to games and various puzzles. Born in 1925 and passed away nine years ago, he became the richest man worldwide due to his talk shows, game shows, hotels and many other media commodities. In accordance with different sources, the total net worth of Merv Griffin was estimated at $1 billion. So what made this media mogul that wealthy and recognized?
Source of wealth: music
Merv was taught how to play piano by his aunt and at 19 dropped studies at college to sing in San Francisco nationally syndicated program. Thus he made enough money to create his personal record label called Panda Records and presented the album «Songs by Merv Griffin» which became the first one in the US mastered on magnetic tape and sold over 3 million copies. At one of his performances at night club Merv was noticed by Doris Day and soon appeared in a range of hit movies before his career on TV. Thus, Merv Griffin incomes and popularity began significantly growing.
Source of wealth: TV
Griffin began regularly appearing on different TV shows such as «The Jack Paar Show» and «The Arthur Murray Dance Party» also hosting a game show called «Play Your Hunch». In 1984 appeared «A revival of Jeopardy!» which also became extremely successful making Merv Griffin quite a wealthy man. In 1986 the TV host became $250 million richer selling to Columbia Pictures «Merv Griffin Productions». And in 2005 this bright TV personality earned a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award.
Merv Griffin Salary
During his life Merv Griffin was recognized as magnate of entertainment business which helped him a lot in accumulating $1 billion net worth. In 1980s he even bought the Beverly Hilton Hotel and in 2007 he died of prostate cancer at the age of 82. As for Merv Griffin salary, the yearly numbers are still not estimated exactly. However, according to his total net worth his salary obviously should be quite high.