Bob Barker Net Worth

February 18, 2023
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Robert William Barker was born on 12 December 1923, in Darrington, Washington State USA, and during his career on TV from 1950 until his retirement in 2007, became one of the most famous television hosts, particularly in such game shows as “Truth or Consequences” and “The Price Is Right”. What is more, Barker had his own television program, called “The Bob Barker Show”.

So if you wonder how rich Bob Barker is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that Bob’s net worth is over $80 million, accumulated largely from his TV appearances, but beginning in the US Navy during World War 2.


Bob Barker Net Worth $80 Million


Bob was raised for several years on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as he is one-eighth Sioux. His father died in 1929 after suffering an injury at work, and Bob has a half-brother from his Mother Matilda’s subsequent re-marriage. Bob studied at Drury College – now Drury University – in Springfield, Missouri before serving as a US Navy fighter pilot during World War II, then continuing his studies and graduating with a degree in economics. While still studying, Barker started to work at a local radio station, and in 1950 he even got his own radio show, which supplemented his net worth, as well as earning him a certain amount of popularity.

In 1956 Bob received an invitation to host the TV show called “Truth or Consequences”, being the host of which became one of the main sources of his net worth. The show was really popular, and ran until 1974, however, in 1972 Bob had started to host another show entitled “End of the Rainbow”, but this show did not last long. Along the way he also hosted such shows as “The Family Game”, “That’s My Line” and “Simon Says”, which all added to Barker’s net worth. However, in 1972 Bob started to host one that became his most famous show, called “The Price Is Right”, which proved so popular that not only did it help Bob to gain further popularity and acclaim, but ran until he retired in 2007, the longest run of any such show and host. He even worked as the executive producer of this show. Although Bob decided to leave the show and hosted his last episode, he still appeared in some of its special episodes until 2015.

In addition to his career as a television host, Barker has also appeared in several movies and other television shows, for example “Happy Gilmore”, “Something So Right”, “The Nanny” and “How I Met Your Mother” among others, partly because of his popularity with audiences, but regardless they also added to his net worth. Bob was a 19-time Emmy Award winner, was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among other rewards from his long service on TV.

In his personal life, Bob Barker married Dorothy Jo Gideon, his high school girlfriend, in 1945, and they remained together until she passed away from lung cancer in 1981. He apparently had a relationship with Dian Parkinson, a Barker’s Model of “The Price is Right”, between 1989 and 1991, which ended somewhat acrimoniously.

Bob is a well-known supporter of animal rights, including through such groups as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the United Activists for Animal Rights. He still lives in Los Angeles.

 

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