Who is Alex Trebek?
George Alexander Trebek is a famous Canadian-American television personality. He is commonly called as 'Alex'. Alex Trebek has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has an annual salary of $10 million. He has earned such a huge net worth with his very successful and long-time television career. Trebek was born in Ontario, Canada. He founded a career in television as soon as he was out of college. He began reporting news for the CBC. He eventually got into hosting game shows on television and he did it with an ease owing to his befitting on-air skills. Over years, he got on to hosting a number of programs like 'Battlestars', 'Double Dare', 'High Rollers' and 'Concentration'. When the nationally syndicated version of 'Jeopardy!' was aired, he hosted it with an amazing grace and perfection and rose to fame with his work on the show. 'Jeopardy!' was first aired in 1984 and it became such a cultural icon that his Trebek's style was even parodied by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live. Trebek was even cast as a man on an episode of The X-Files. Trebek has also hosted the National Geography Bee which is a contest to find that youngster in America who knows the most about geography. Alex Trebek became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.
Jean Currivan Trebek
Jean Currivan Trebek is the 50-year-old wife of long time 'Jeopardy' host, Alex Trebek. Trebek has been hosting the game show since 30 years and had recently created quite a buzz after a leaked email suggested that he came close to quitting the game show after 30 years. When the couple met for the first time, Jean was a real estate project manager. She grew up in Huntington, N.Y. They both met for the first time in a party in 1998 and felt immediate chemistry between both of them. They eventually got married in 1990 in L.A.'s Regency Club before 150 guests. Trebek famously responded to his critical cue in his usual style, “The answer is… yes.” The couple has been happily married for 24 years. The couple has two children, a son, Matthew born in 1990 and a daughter, Emily born in 1993. Jean Trebek got pregnant very soon after her wedding. Trebek has done her schooling from Harborfields High School in 1992. She resides in California currently with her family. Currivan has once said in a interview that dating the host made her really nervous at first, “But Alex is really down to earth. He’s much more casual than he is on the show.” Alex Trebek was previously married to Elaine Callei, the couple remained together for 7-years but had no children.
Some lesser-known facts about Alex Trebek's wife
Although not much is known about Jean Currivan Trebek, there are some interesting facts about her: * Jean Currivan is very serious about her religion. She is a member of the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. The church's website states Jean as a practitioner. * Jean was just 26 years old when Alex Trebek proposed to her. She said, "I was afraid I’d mispronounce my own name! But Alex is really down to earth. He’s much more casual than he is on the show," She added, "He gave me black velvet pants and a matching jacket, and I thought that was it. However, he surprised me by proposing with a 16-carat sapphire ring, surrounded by diamonds. It took my breath away, I mean, it was a rock.” * Alex bought a mountain in Hollywood Hills just before their wedding to build their dream home. It was reportedly for $1.5 million. Trebek said, “I don’t know yet what style house I will build, We both like modern architecture and French chateaus, so who knows? But it will be a collaborative effort with my fiancee, Jean Currivan . . . and it will be a monster." * Currivan invested in her son's Mexican restaurant in New York. The restaurant called 'Oso' in Harlem was opened by their son, Matthew in New York. He is not interested in TV. MAtthew said in an interview, "I’m much more like my mom. My mom and I are much more reserved and shy, and my dad and my sister are a little more outgoing and [want] to be the entertainment people." * Currivan's daughter, Emily Trebek graduated from Layola Marymount University in 2015. * Jean Currivan is not very comfortable being in front of the camera. One cannot find much photos of her on social media. She said, "I came to do something to get out of my comfort zone. Being in front of a camera definitely does that for me, And glam-ing up, having to put on make-up and having to focus on me is a challenge." The pretty Trebek has no photos of her on Instagram either. * Trebek lived in a house he built on Mulholland Drive in 1984 before he got married. He now owns a house in Studio City.