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Alex Trebek

Born: July 22, 1940

Age: 75

Place of Birth: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Height: 5′ 8″

Industry: Television/Entertainment

Net Worth: $50 million

Alex Trebek may not be the richest television personality around, but he certainly isn’t struggling. The Canadian game show host has been involved in broadcasting all of his adult life. After graduating with a philosophy degree from the University in Ottawa, Trebek went on to do newscasting and sportscasting with the Canadian television network CBC. He first became involved in game shows in the 1960s. While the majority of these shows were short lived (with the exception of Reach for the Top, which ran for 7 years), he found the sweet spot during a 1984 revival of the show Jeopardy! Trebek proved incredibly popular in this role, and has been hosting the popular quiz show ever since. He reportedly gets paid $10 million a year for his role on the show. Given that each week’s episodes are filmed in one day, Trebeck may have one of the easiest and highest paying jobs in Hollywood. His role as the host of Jeopardy! has lasted so long, he has even been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running game show host in history.

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