What is Johnny Gilbert's net worth? 'Jeopardy!' announcer says 'a part of me left' with Alex Trebek
Gilbert was originally a nightclub singer and entertainer and he later started being the host and announcer of a number of game shows
Johnny Gilbert remembered late host and friend Alex Trebek in a recent interview. Now the internet wants to know how much money did the 96-year-old announcer, who has been the “voice” of 'Jeopardy!' since 1984 made in his time with the show.
In an interview with People magazine on December 21, Gilbert, who has worked on other game shows including 'The Price is Right', revealed his memorable experience with Trebek, who died from pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2020. "Alex has always been the same person," Gilbert said of the late host, as he recalled the memories he has of him. “He was very introspective, he read a tremendous amount and traveled a lot. He was always doing crossword puzzles to keep his mind active.” He added that Alex was “really very intelligent. He was always telling the youngsters in the audience, ‘You’ve got to read, you have to learn. That’s the way you’re going to succeed.’”
Gilbert also remembered how Alex would answer all the questions the audience had in the past, following recording each day. "He would answer any question anyone wanted to ask. He would get so involved that we would have to hold up coming back out of commercial for him to finish with the audience, but he insisted," he said. “Everybody’s walking around in a little bit of a fog, shaken from the whole thing. Part of me left here when Alex left, really,” Johnny notes of what the set now feels like following Alex’s death. “Jeopardy! has always been my life. I got married (to wife Sharee) right after the show went on the air, so our life together and the show’s life are all bundled into one.”
Born on July 13, 1924, John L Gilbert III was originally a nightclub singer and entertainer. He has hosted and announced a number of game shows from various eras, dating back to the 1950s. He is known primarily for his work as the announcer and audience host for the syndicated version of the quiz show 'Jeopardy!'. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gilbert is worth $25M. Clearly, his voice has consistently been the ticket to his career success. He has also bagged the Guinness World record title for longest career as a game show announcer, for the same show consecutively. Gilbert's salary is $4M per season.
Other game shows for which Gilbert has announced over the decades include 'The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime', 'The $25,000 Pyramid', 'The $100,000 Pyramid', 'Anything for Money', 'Blackout', 'Camouflage', 'Chain Reaction', 'Dream House', 'Every Second Counts', 'Fantasy', 'Go', 'Headline Chasers', 'Jackpot', 'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time', 'The Joker's Wild', 'Make Me Laugh', 'Perfect Match', 'Quiz Kids Challenge', 'Sports Challenge', 'Supermarket Sweep', 'Tic-Tac-Dough', 'Win, Lose or Draw' and 'Yours for a Song'.