What is Mike Richards's net worth? ‘Jeopardy!’ producer may succeed Alex Trebek as host
'Jeopardy!' executive producer Mike Richards is now in talks with Sony Pictures Television to be made the permanent host of the quiz show, taking the reins of the game show that was hosted by Alex Trebek for 36 years. Now the show watchers want to know more about Richards and his net worth.
After Trebek died on November 8, 2020, at the age of 80, Sony initiated a series of guest hosts, some of whom were hoping to land the permanent slot. Richards, who joined the show just last year as executive producer, impressed Sony Pictures' top brass with his command of the fast-paced game and easy on-air manner. A Sony Pictures representative stated that the discussions were ongoing with many potential candidates. He didn't make any specific comment on Richards’ status. A source revealed that there’s no assurance that the sides will close a deal and that other candidates remain in the mix, although Richards is clearly the front-runner.
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What is Mike Richards's net worth?
Richards has earlier hosted series like, 'Divided' and 'The Pyramid' for Sony Pictures’ GSN cabler. Previously, in his career, he has served as host of reality shows 'High School Reunion' on The WB network and 'Beauty and the Geek' for The CW. In 2008, he started hosting 'The Price Is Right' as a co-executive producer and in the same year he became the executive producer and helped to market the revival of 'Let’s Make a Deal' to CBS, which he also executive produced. By the time he took the reins of 'Jeopardy,' Richards had produced more than 4,000 hours of game shows. It is estimated that Richards's net worth stands between $1 million - $5 million.
Richards joined Sony as an executive producer of the celebrity edition of the ABC show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' specials. Other guest hosts that have appeared on the show since the final episode of Trebek that aired in January 2021, include Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Dr Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Aaron Rodgers and former contestant Buzzy Cohen. Jennings was long seen as the front-runner to succeed Trebek. Jennings has a record for the most consecutive 'Jeopardy!' wins with his 74-game streak from 2004 and also ranks as the show’s highest-grossing winner with $2.52 million in regular-play winnings.