Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek

Alex is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show jeopardy. He has made an appearance in numerous television series. He is a native of Canada and later became a naturalized American citizen in 1998.

Quick Biography

George Alexander Trebek was born in July 1940, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian American television personality.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: George Alexander Trebek
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: 22 July 1940
Birth Place: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Christian
Parents: George Edward and Lucille
Spouse: Jean Currivan Trebek (m. 1990), Elaine Callie Trebek (m. 1974–1981)
Children: Emily Trebek, Matthew Trebek
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 61 kg
Profession: Television personality, actor and game show host
Net Worth in 2021: $90 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Alex stands tall at the height of 1.73 m and weighs about 61 kg. He has salt and pepper colored hair and dark brown eyes.

Education, School/College University

Trebek attended the University of Ottawa. He graduated from the University with a degree in Philosophy in 1961. While in University as a student, he was a member of the English Debating Society

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

He is the son of George Edward Trebek, a chef who had emigrated from Ukraine as a child and his mother named Lucille Legace.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Alex Trebek With Wife Jean Currivan Trebek
Alex Trebek With Wife Jean Currivan Trebek

Trebek married a businesswoman named Elaine Callie in 1974. The couple had no children, and they divorced in 1981. In 1990, he married Jean Currivan, a real estate project manager from New York. They were blessed with two children, Matthew and Emily.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 30 April 1990
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Alex Trebek Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Jean Currivan Trebek
Kids Emily Trebek, Matthew Trebek

Professional Life and Career

His first job was hosting a Canadian music program called Music Hop in 1963. In 1966 he hosted a high school quiz show called Reach for the Top. From 1967 to 1970, he was a host for the CBC. In 1973, he moved to the United States and worked for NBC as host of a new game show, ‘The Wizard of Odds.’

In 1987, while still hosting Jeopardy, Trebek returned to daytime television as host of NBC’S Classic Concentration, his second show for Mark Goodson. He hosted both shows simultaneously until September 20, 1991, when Classic concentration aired its final first-run episode. Additionally, he has appeared in Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2005. He came in second place in his qualifying game, losing to Cheryl Hines.

He has also appeared in many commercials for Colonial Penn life Insurance. On March 2014, Alex Trebek made a guest appearance on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ as himself. He has gotten the opportunity to participate in different platforms hence strengthening his career as a person.

Awards & Nominations

Trebek has received a great deal of recognition. In 2006, it was announced that he was the one to receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. Additionally, he has been awarded six Outstanding Game Show Host Emmy Awards on different years. Also, he is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On November 4, 2010. Trebek received the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Gold Medal for his contribution to geographic education and the popular study of geography.

In 2011, it was announced that Trebek would be one of the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards. He has also held a Guinness World Record for the most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter. His latest Award is on June 28th, 2019, where he was awarded the 2019 Americanism Revolution by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

He is given credits by participating in charity work, in 1998; he donated 74 acres of open land in the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He also donated $5 million to the University of Ottawa to fund the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue.

Alex Trebek Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Alex Trebek Net Worth
Alex Trebek Net Worth

As of November 2021, Alex Trebek has an estimated net worth of $90 million. His salary is estimated to be $10 million annually. He has been able to be on the list of among the highest earners celebrity. His wealth has been acquired through acting and TV personality.

Rumours and Controversy/Scandal

Trebek has not been involved in controversial affairs. He plays his game undercover; hence not much has been revealed about him.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Trebek’s Facebook page has around 250 k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 3million followers. On the Trebek Instagram account, he has around 1.2 million followers, while on YouTube, Trebek has around 1 million subscribers.

Trebek’s wealth stands in a very desiring position by many people. He has had the opportunity to participate in various events and shows towards achieving his career goals. Trebek is a personality to be emulated due to his hard work. Therefore, he acts as a role model for both his family and the entire community in general.  He has been able to return appreciation to the community by participating in charity work and donating several donations to different departments.


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