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Dick Ebersol Net Worth

Dick Ebersol Net Worth is
$50 Million

Dick Ebersol Biography

Duncan “Dick” Ebersol was born on the 28th July 1947, in Torrington, Connecticut USA, and is a television executive and a senior consultation for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. During his career he has produced several popular sports shows, including “Football Night in America”, “Midnight Special”, and “WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event”, among many others. His career has been active since the late 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dick Ebersol is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ebersol`s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount he has earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Dick Ebersol Net Worth $50 Million

Dick is the son of former chairman of the American Cancer Society, Roberts Ebersol, and his wife Mary. Dick attended Yale University, but left in 1967when invited by Roone Arledge to join ABC Sports as television’s first-ever Olympic researcher.

After several years at ABC, in 1974 he moved to NBC, and has worked there ever since. He became Director of Weekend Late Night Programming in 1974, and the following year he co-joined Lorne Michaels to create and launch “Saturday Night Live”. He was then promoted to Vice-President of Late Night Programming, at just 28 years of age, becoming the first in NBC`s history before turning 30. He left SNL for a brief time in the early 1980s, but returned and stayed in the program until 1985.

Four years later, he became president of NBC Sports, and in 1998 he was promoted to the position of Chairman NBC Sports & Olympics, which thrived during his management, as he acquired rights to every Olympic Games from 1992 until 2012. Also, during the 1990s NBC Sports were the only network to telecast three major American sports finals, the World Series, Super Bowl and NBA Finals..

In 2003, Dick signed a new contract with the NBC, which would last for nine years, and it certainly increased his net worth further. However, in 2011 he decided to quit NBC Sports & Olympics, but stayed on the network, working as senior adviser for the NFL 2011 season.
Dick also started his own production company, entitled No Sleep Productions, and was executive producer for several popular shows, including “Friday Night Videos”, “Later with Bob Costas”, “Saturday Night’s Main Event”, among many others, all of which added to his net worth.

During his career, Dick has received numerous prestigious awards, including three Primetime Emmy Awards; first one in category Outstanding Graphic and Title Design for his work on “Friday Night Videos”, the second in the category Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for “Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games”, and the third in the category Outstanding Special Class Programs for his work on “Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad”. Furthermore, he was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2009 he was the recipient of an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Most recently, he was awarded the Paul White Award, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association, among many other awards.

Regarding his personal life, Dick has been married to Susan Saint James since 1981; the couple had three children, however, his son Teddy, died in a plane crash which left him and his other son severely injured. One of his sons is Charlie Ebersol, who is also a television and film producer, and director as well. Previously Dick was married to Susan Stafford from 1976 until 1981.

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Quick Facts

Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 28, 1947
Place Of BirthTorrington, Connecticut, United States
ProfessionTelevision executive producer
EducationYale University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseSusan Saint James (m. 1981), Susan Stafford (m. 1976–1981)
ChildrenCharlie Ebersol, Willie Ebersol
ParentsMary Duncan Ebersol, Charles R. Ebersol
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Ebersol
AwardsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series, Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Documentary, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Feature, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease, The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Playoff Coverage, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming Short Format, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement - Episodic, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show - Daily, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology, TCA Career Achievement Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature, PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement - Institutional, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches - Long Form
TV ShowsSaturday Night's Main Event


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 2006, along with his wife, Susan Saint James, he donated $1.3 million to "The Gunnery" to help pay for a new dormitory in memory of their son, Teddy, killed in a plane crash.
2Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005.
3On November 28, 2004, a charter plane carrying him and two of his sons, crashed and burst into flames during takeoff in Colorado, killing three people, including his son, Edward (Teddy), aged 14, and seriously injuring Ebersol and son, Charlie Ebersol, age 21.
4Norm MacDonald was fired from Saturday Night Live (1975) after told an unflattering joke about him.
5He placed the highest bid ($50,000.00) in a charity auction in 2003 for the privilege of knowing who Carly Simon wrote about in her song "You're So Vain".
6Uncle of actress Christa Miller.
7Was executive assistant to Roone Arledge, president, ABC Sports.
8Dropped out of Yale to work as researcher for ABC Sports at 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games. Later returned to university and obtained degree.
9Children: Harmony Lucas, Sunshine Lucas, William James Ebersol, Charlie Ebersol and Edward ("Teddy") Ebersol.
10In 1996, he suffered a heart attack.
11The Sporting News magazine ranked him #1 of 100 most powerful people in sports, 1996. Had been ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 70th in previous years.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Sports SeriesNBC Sunday Night Football (2006)Sam Flood (executive producer)

Mark Lazarus (executive producer)

Fred Gaudelli (producer)

Kaare Numme (replay producer)

Charles Dammeyer (segment producer)

Michele Froman (segment producer)

Ken Hirdt (segment producer)

Drew Esocoff (director)

Ryan Billie (associate producer)

Erin Bollendorf (associate producer)

Drew Devine (associate producer)

Wade Junco (associate producer)

Andrew Macchio (associate producer)

Timothy Nelson (associate producer)

Vincent Rao (associate producer)

Craig Rothberg (associate producer)

Julie Schwarz (associate producer)

2012EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Playoff CoverageNBC Sunday Night Football (2006)Fred Gaudelli (producer)

Rob Hyland (producer)

Tom Roy (co-producer)

Matthew Marvin (replay producer)

Charlie Vanacore (replay producer)

Charles Dammeyer (segment producer)

Israel DeHerrera (segment producer)

Ken Hirdt (segment producer)

Kaare Numme (segment producer)

Betsy Riley (segment producer)

Alex Stern (segment producer)

Rebecca Chatman (sideline producer)

Michele Froman (sideline producer)

Drew Esocoff (director)

Artie Kempner (director)

Bryant Anderson (associate producer)

Ryan Billie (associate producer)

Erin Bollendorf (associate pro
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsBeijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008)David Neal (producer)
2009Lifetime Achievement AwardSports Emmy Awards
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialTurin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games (2006)David Neal (producer)

Molly Solomon (producer)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Graphic and Title DesignFriday Night Videos (1983)Rocky Morton (title designer)

Annabel Jankel (title designer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsVancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games (2010)David Neal (producer)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Variety TelevisionTurin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games (2006)David Neal

Molly Solomon
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialAthens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (2004)David Neal (producer)

Jim Bell (producer)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialXIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002)Don Mischer (executive producer)

David J. Goldberg (producer)

Geoff Bennett (producer)

Kenny Ortega (producer)

David Neal (producer)


Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NBC Sunday Night FootballTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2011 executive producer - 1 episode, 2011
The Kentucky Derby2011TV Movie executive producer
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-Series executive producer: Olympic Games and opening ceremony - 2010
The Kentucky Derby2009TV Movie executive producer
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Barbaro: A Nation's Horse2007TV Movie executive producer
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games2006TV Mini-Series executive producer
Ironman Triathlon World Championship2004TV Movie documentary executive producer
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony2004TV Movie executive producer
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-Series producer
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony2002TV Movie executive producer
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV Special executive producer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary executive producer
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV Special executive producer
Later with Bob Costas1988-1991TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Saturday Night's Main Event1985-1988TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
Saturday Night Live1975-1985TV Series executive producer - 92 episodes
The Midnight Special1980-1981TV Series producer - 14 episodes
ABC's Wide World of Sports1961TV Series segment producer - 1967-1974
Major League Baseball on NBC1947TV Series executive producer - 1975

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today1977-1980TV Series senior production executive - 16 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-Series written by
Later with Bob CostasTV Series 2 episodes, 1989 creator - 1 episode, 1993
Friday Night1987TV Series creator - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1970 MLB All-Star Game1970TV Special
1969 MLB All-Star Game1969TV Special
1968 MLB All-Star Game1968TV Special
1967 World Series1967TV Mini-Series
1967 MLB All-Star Game1967TV Special

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Former Chief of NBC Sports
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Exec Prod, Saturday Night Live
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2006TV SeriesHimself - Head of NBC Sports (segment "The Negotiator")
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1982-1984TV SeriesHimself

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE: McMahon2006VideoHimself
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