What is Piers Morgan's net worth? Ex-GMB anchor asks fans to 'help an old jobless man' by buying his new book

Morgan says his book is a 'call for a defense of freedom of speech and the right to have an opinion and an end to this ridiculous cancel culture that is currently wrecking our society'


                            What is Piers Morgan's net worth? Ex-GMB anchor asks fans to 'help an old jobless man' by buying his new book
Piers Morgan speaks during a taping of CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Getty Images)
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Piers Morgan, who last month parted ways with ‘Good Morning Britain’ after making disparaging comments on Meghan Markle, has decided to milk his exit for book sales. He took to Twitter, as he often does, and asked his nearly eight million followers to “help an old, jobless man in his hour of need”. Sharing a video of himself from the office of his home, where he had stacked shelves with his own book, Morgan said, "It's also the publication day for the paperback of my book, ‘Wake Up’, which is a call for a defense of freedom of speech and the right to have an opinion and an end to this ridiculous cancel culture that is currently wrecking our society.”

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‘Wake Up: Why the World Has Gone Nuts’ is Morgan’s eleventh book. It has been called by critics a “cherry-picked attack on ‘woke’ culture”. Morgan in his Twitter video exhorted fans: “Let's get back to what made Britain great -- the ability to disagree with each other and then go and have a pint at the pub, not try and wreck each other's lives for difference of opinion. If you want to buy the paperback, and show your support for this campaign, then go to Tesco, Asda, WH Smith, Sainsburys or get online with Amazon.”

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"You'll get it at dirt-cheap prices and you know what, I can't think of a better way to stick it to the cancel culture mob than to take the paperback of my book to number one as well,” he said, concluding his video with a joke: "So help an old, jobless man in his hour of need. Thank you."

What is Piers Morgan’s net worth?

“ITV's share price has plunged by five percent since news of my departure from GMB broke, valuing me at £250 million (USD 346 million), which is £52 million (USD 72 million) more than the world's most expensive footballer, Neymar. That should come in handy in my future contract negotiations!” quipped Morgan in a recent column

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While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, he is, by all means, a very wealthy man. As per Mirror, his stint at ‘Good Morning Britain’ earned him around £1.1million (USD 1.52 million) a year. He is also said to have been paid £1.44 million (USD 1.99 million) per annum for his ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ program on CNN.

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TV host Piers Morgan arrives at BritWeek 2012's 'Evening with Piers Morgan' on May 4, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

As per the same report, in total, the British journalist has an estimated net worth of £14.4million (USD 19.93 million). He also owns a lot of high-end real estate across the globe. As per the tabloid, he has around £8.9 million (USD 12.32 million) worth of homes in London, East Sussex, and Los Angeles.

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He also bought a five-bedroom property from former Tory MP George Walden, for £4 million (USD 5.54 million) in 2009. The Georgian-style home reportedly houses his personal art collection inside. His white mansion in the village of Newick, East Sussex is said to be approximately worth somewhere between £700,000 (USD 968,730) and £1.4 million (USD 1.94 million). And finally, there is his five-bedroom estate in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which is estimated to be worth around £4.2million (USD 5.8 million).

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