Regis Philbin had a whopping amount of net worth which was $150 million until his death. Whereas his salary was around $20 million annually. His source of income was through his career as a television presenter, actor, singer, and author.
For his contribution to the television industry, he held the two "Guinness World Record" as "the hardest working man in show business". He worked for 65 years as the host of television shows.
Have a look at the below paragraphs to know more about Regis Philbin's income source.
Host of Television Shows
Regis Philbin's salary was $21 million per annum as a host of talk and game shows. In 1961, he started his first talk show, "The Regis Philbin Show", aired on KOGO-TV. in San Diego. After that, appeared on numerous shows such as "The Joey Bishop Show", "Tempo", "A.M. Los Angeles", "Health Styles", "Lifestyle with Regis Philbin", and many more.
Moreover, hosted the game shows like "The Neighbors", "It's a Knockout", "Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire", "America's Got Talent" season 1, and so on. He presented awards events "80th Academy Awards" and "37th Daytime Emmy Awards".
"Daytime Emmy Award" winner host has grossed from appearing as a guest on the shows. He was a regular guest appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman". Likewise, has starred in "Spim City", "Hop & Faith", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Mad Tv", "The Silent Force", and so on.
In fact, Mr. Philbin appeared on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" three times, in 2016 he won $50,000 which he donated to Cardinal Hayes High School. His last starred was on the sitcom "Single Parents" which was created by his daughter, J.J. Philbin.
As An Author
He had an interest in writing aside from appearing on television. His first book was "Cooking with Regis & Kathie Lee" which was published in 1993. After that, published many books such as "I'm Only One Man!", "Who Wants to Be Me", "Gerry Faust: The Golden Dream", "How I Got This Way", and so on. As an author, Philbin made an impressive amount which increased his net worth.
Asides from being a host of shows, he tried his luck in the music industry and made considerable wages. In 1968, Regis released his first album "It's Time for Regis!". After that, he released "When You're Smiling", "Just You. Just Me", and "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album". His singles are "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with Donald Trump and "Frosty the Snowman".
In 2008, Regis Philbin purchased a 13,661 square feet mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. For it, he paid $7.2 million but in 2019, the house was kept on the market for $4.95 million. In 2011, he and Joy sold their house of Greenwich for $3 million. Similarly, in 2016 the couple bought a condo in Beverly Hills for $2.5 million.
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