Merv Griffin Net Worth

Merv Griffin Net Worth $1.2 Billion

With an early career in radio, Merv Griffin climbed his way to success step by step: first on the radio set, then on the musical scene and finally reached the climax with The Merv Griffin Show. With over 25 years of television and an active presence on Broadway, Merv Griffin was definitely one of America’s most acclaimed people…and, according to his financial records, one of the richest!

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Who would have guessed that the chubby teenager who lost 80 pounds in only 4 months for pleasing the fans would be the brilliant mind behind one of the most acclaimed game shows in the history of television, Jeopardy!, responsible also for the game hit to follow, The Wheel of Fortune?

It was these two games that mainly brought him an incredible wealth. After the sale of Griffin Enterprises to Columbia Pictures Television for the incredible sum of $250 million, he became the richest TV performer of all times, according to Forbes.

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His business ventures continued with other adventures in the real estate world and concluded with a major transaction with Coca Cola Company. Four years before his death, Merv Griffin’s wealth was estimated at approximately $1.2 billion…indeed remarkable for the show biz world!


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