Jeffery Lee “Jeff” Probst is an American executive producer and Emmy award winning game show host most famous for his role as host of the CBS reality show Survivor. He is currently married to his second wife, Lisa Ann Russell, and is a stepfather to Russell’s two children, son Michael (born in 2004) and daughter Ava (born in 2006), from her former marriage to actor Mark-Paul Gosselaarand. Probst was born on November 4, 1961 in Wichita Kansas but was raised primarily in Bellevue, Washington. After tossing his mortarboard at Newport High School in 1979 he attended Seattle Pacific University.
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During college he launched his entertainment career at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studios where he worked as a producer and narrator of marketing videos. Probst’s path to success was steady and focused. In 1994 Probst became the host of FX network’s Backchat, and then scored the main gig on Sound FX, a series about parenting, relationship and medicine. The gigs piled on as Probst moved over to host the VH1 series Rock & Roll Jeopardy! from 1998 to 2001. In the meantime he was a correspondent for the syndicated program Access Hollywood. In 2000 Probst struck the motherload by becoming the host of Survivor, one of the most popular reality shows ever produced. He soon became a cultural icon and in 2001 was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People magazine. His appearances on Celebrity Jeopardy in 2001 and 2003 solidified his iconic status.
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In 2001 Probst set his sights on the big screen by writing and directing Finder’s Fee from LionsGate. A-list actors such as Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones and Robert Forster starred in the film. Again in January 2012, Probst directed his second feature film, Kiss Me. Probst took the daytime talk show plunge for CBS in September 2012 but didn’t come up for air after poor ratings quickly sunk the show. Also that year Probst joined the Adult Swim family by hosting the series “The Greatest Event in Television History”. With all of his success, Probst’s estimated net worth exceeds $40 million. Each episode of Survivor puts approximately $200,000 in Probst’s pocket.
How much is Jeff Probst’s Net Worth? $40 Million!
Video Transcript:Jeff Probst is a television personality that was born in Wichita, Kansas, on November 4, 1961. Jeff Probst married his first wife , Shelly Wright, in 1996, but they would get divorced in 2001. He would marry Lisa Ann Russell in December 2011. While Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell do not have any children together, they take care of Russell’s two children from her previous marriage with actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Probst’s stepchildren are named Michael and Ava. Jeff Probst began his career has the host of “Backchat” in 1995. He would also become the host of “Rock and Roll Jeopardy!” from 1996 to 2001. Jeff Probst would used his skills in these two early jobs to become the host of the reality competition show “Survivor” in 2000. “Survivor” would quickly become one of the most popular shows on television, and its still on the air today. Jeff Probst would win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for his work on “Survivor.” Jeff Probst became so popular as the host of “Survivor,” he would get his own talk show called “The Jeff Probst Show” in September 2012. “The Jeff Probst Show” would only last one season. Jeff Probst has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Nearly all of his net worth can be attributed to his earnings as the host of “Survivor.” He has earned an annual salary of $4 million in 2013 and 2014 for his work on “Survivor.”Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY2459wFOr0