Mike Richards net worth 2023: Michael G. Richards, popularly known as Mike Richards is an American game show host, TV personality and producer. He is the executive producer of Jeopardy!, an American game show with great audience. He first succeeded former host of the daily syndicated version of the show but later relinquished the position as a result of the defamatory statement he made in the past which came back to haunt him as it was made public. Keep reading as we bring to you Mike Richards net worth and biography.
Mike Richards net worth Profile
Net worth: $6 million
Full Name: Michael G. Richards
Date of Birth: July 5,1975
Occupation: Television personality and TV host.
Marital Status: Single
Years Active: 2012-date
Mike Richards was born July 5, 1975 in Burbank, California, U.S. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University.
Mike Richards began his career as a TV personality by serving as the host of Beauty and the Geek where he produced several game shows such as Weakest Link and there after Seasons of High School Reunion. Richards further served as the executive producer of The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. Concerning the anchoring of the show The Price is Right, Drew Carey was called on to anchor the show despite the fact that Mike Richards was the initial selected host.
In 2012, Mike Richards anchored the GSN revival of The Pyramid and also the network’s 2017–18 version of Divided. In 2019, Richards resigned from The Pyramid and Divided to take up a job in Sony Pictures Television as the executive producer of Who Wants be a Millionaire. He was later the executive producer of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, a position that was left vacant by Harry Friedman who retired.
Following the death of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek in 2020 Mike Richards was called on to fill his space as the stand host. His role as the host of Jeopardy was later made permanent in 2021 though it was followed by some criticism.
Why did Mike Richards Step down as Host of Jeopardy?
Following his appointment as the successor of Alex Trebek as the host of Jeopardy, Mike Richards misconduct in the past came to the attention of public and this prompted the management of Jeopardy to order him to step down on August 20,2021, as the host of Jeopardy.
Back in 2010, Mike Richards’ lawsuit was wrongfully terminated following the allegations levelled against him by Brandi Cochran for discriminating her by laying her off after she was pregnant again with twins.
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Mike Richards Net worth
Mike Richards net worth 2023 is $6 million. Richards became executive producer of the American television game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune in 2020.