Bob Barker, the longtime host of the show The Price Is Right, recently passed away on August 26, 2023. At the time of his death, he was 99 years old. He took his last breaths at his home in Los Angeles. As per various media outlets, he died of natural causes.
The tragic news of Barker’s demise was confirmed by his publicist Roger Neal through a statement to USA Today. In the statement issued, Neal said, “It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us.”
Over the course of his television career, Bob served as the host for many game shows. Continue reading further to catch more deets about Bob Barker including his remarkable career, net worth, and more.
What was the net worth of Bob Barker?
Beloved MC Bob Barker is no longer with us. He recently passed away at the age of 99. Throughout his life, he worked hard and earned a good reputation as well as fortune. According to a report by Celebrity Net Worth, his estimated net worth was a whopping $70 million.
Legendary game show host, Bob Barker, was well-noted for hosting game shows like The Price Is Right and Truth or Consequences. He hosted the show The Price Is Right for a total of 35 years before retiring in June 2009.
When did Bob Barker begin hosting the game show ‘The Price Is Right’?
The iconic star kicked off his TV career in 1950, meanwhile, he made his big debut as a host of the show Truth or Consequences in 1956. He hosted the show until 1975 and the show came to an end in 1988. He rose to prominence after he started hosting the game show The Price Is Right in the year 1972.
At that point in time, Bob reportedly made around $10 million per year for hosting the show that premiered on CBS. He was honored with the Daytime Emmy Award for lifetime achievement in the year 1999. Overall, he had 19 Emmys in his kitty.
Apart from his outstanding work as a television host, Barker also tried his luck in the radio industry. He worked with a few radio stations including KTTS-FM, WPBR, and KNX (AM).
Bob Barker starred in many shows and movies
The Emmy winner also managed to make a mark for himself in the world of movies. He was a part of several films and TV shows. He made a small appearance in the sports comedy film Happy Gilmore in 1996. The movie starred Adam Sandler in the titular role.
Bob’s television credits include The Bold and the Beautiful, The Nanny, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and The Arsenio Hall Show. He also hosted shows like WWE Raw and The Huckabee Show.
We send our deepest condolences to the near and dear ones of the iconic The Price Is Right host Bob Barker. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.