Mike Richards Biography
Mike Richards is an American Television personality, game show host, and producer who is best known for succeeding Alex Trebek as host of the daily syndicated show Jeopardy! starting with its 38th season in September 2021.
Mike Richards Education
Richards attended and graduated from Pepperdine University in California.
Mike Richards Career
Richards has produced numerous game shows, including Weakest Link, and was the second host of Beauty and the Geek. He was the executive producer of The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal until the end of the 2018–19 season. He hosted GSN’s 2017–18 version of Divided and the 2012 revival of The Pyramid. In 2019, he left both shows.
Richards then joined Sony Pictures Television, where he was assigned to be an executive producer for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire alongside Michael Davies and host Jimmy Kimmel for the nine-episode first season of the show during the 2019–20 season. He succeeded the retiring Harry Friedman as executive producer of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for the 2020–21 season.
Mike Richards Jeopardy! / Jeopardy! Host
On August 11, 2021, it was announced that Richards will succeed Alex Trebek as host of the daily show, Jeopardy! with guest host Mayim Bialik hosting future primetime specials and spinoffs. This comes following the death of legendary ‘Jeopardy!’ king Alex Trebek, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer last November aged 80.
After Alex Trebek died in 2020, Richards appeared at the start of the November 9, 2020 episode to pay tribute to him. Later he filled in for two weeks as a guest host of the show, his first episode airing on February 22, 2021.
Mike Richards Age
Richards is 46 years old as of 2021. He was born Michael G. Richards on July 5, 1975, in Burbank, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of July every year.
Mike Richards Height
Richards’ height is not yet disclosed.
Mike Richards Family
Richards has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Richards has any siblings.
Mike Richards Wife
Richards is married to Stephanie Richards and the couple is blessed with two sons. The family resides in Burbank, California, United States. His wife is very private hence not much is known about her.
Mike Richards Net Worth
Richards has an estimated net worth of between $5 Million – $10 Million which he has earned through being a Television personality, game show host, and producer.