Wiki Alex Trebek Wiki


BirthplaceSudbury, Ontario
Birth SignCancer
Height5 feet and 8 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
ProfessionTV personality and TV game host
WifeJean Currivan
Net Worth$50 million
ParentsGeorge Edward Trebek and Lucille Legace

Alex Trebek is a popular TV game host for the show Jeopardy!. He is a famous Canadian-American TV personality who has a brilliant quick wit and sense of humor. Moreover, he has had a long career in the show for which he earned ‘Guinness World Record’ for the most number of episodes in a program. He also has appeared in many TV series.

Sadly, the host is near the end of his contract. Fans are eager to know about the host and his future career. Let’s know more about the man himself.

How old is Alex Trebek?

Alex Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, on July 22, 1940, which makes his age 78. His father is George Edward Trebek and mother is Lucille Legace. He grew up in a bilingual French –English household. He held Canadian citizenship but later became a US citizen in 1998.

As a young child, he attended Sudbury high school and the University of Ottawa achieving a degree in Philosophy in 1961.

Professional Career

Alex first job was a fill-in reporter and newscaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC TV. However, he shifted from journalism to hosting game shows in 1966. He worked as the host of the Canadian quiz show Reach for The Top and later Jackpot in 1970.

After three years, he decided to earn more fame for himself and moved to Hollywood. He made his first gig as the host for the short-lived 1973 NBC game show The Wizard of Odds. He later hosted other game show such as High Rollers, The $128,000 Question and Pitfall which aired both in Canada and US.

In 1984, he started his journey as a pop –culture icon when ABC hired him to host the famous game show Jeopardy!. The show was unique as the clues were offered in the form of answers and contestants answered in the way of questions. He quickly became famous as the show was a commercial success. Moreover, he even won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show over the three decades on the air.

However, after more than three years of hosting, his contract is due to end in 2020. He mentioned there are only 50/50 and a little fewer chances of him renewing his contract. Besides, he named two possible replacements: Alex Faust and Angeles Kings.

Is Alex Trebek Married?

Alex had firstly married Elaine Callie in 1974 but the couple divorced after six years of marriage in 1981.

Alex Trebek with his wife

Alex Trebek with his wife. (Source:

Later, he found love in Jean Currivan, a real estate project manager from NY, and married her in 1990. The couple introduced two children-Matthew and Emily. The popular TV host now spends a happy married life with his wife and shows no sign of separation.

How Much Is Alex Trebek Net Worth?

Alex has had a long and successful career. His appearance as a host for game shows has made him a famous icon of his time. He has accumulated massive wealth from his on-going career. Even at age 78, he is still very energetic and humble. Furthermore, he has appeared in many popular advertisements, and TV shows like Family Guy, Beverly Hills 90210 and recently in Orange Is the New Black.

His net worth dwells around $50 million. Besides, he has 700 acres of Horse Farm and house which cost him a little less than $3 million.

Height, Weight, Body Size

The host has a height of 5 feet, and 8 inches weighs around 61 kg. He has salt and pepper colored hair and dark brown eyes.