Bob Barker is a well-known American retired host of a television game show and an animal activist who has gotten a net worth of $70 million. He is famous for being a host for 35 years from 1972 to 2007 in a TV game show called ‘The Price is Right.’
Before starting his career as a TV game show host, Bob Barker broadcasted a show on radio in the 1950s called The Bob Barker Show. In 1956, he started his TV game show career and worked in two different TV game shows in his entire career.
From 1976 to 2007, Bob Barker got 43 nominations from different award-giving organizations and won 21 awards within the nominations.
How Much Does Bob Barker Make?
Bob Barker retired from his career in 2007. Before that, he was a TV game show host on The Price is Right. At that time, he was paid 10 million US dollars annually for performing as a host on that show, and he was one of the highest-paid television hosts in the world.
His periodic income is listed below:
- Yearly Income: USD 10 million
- Monthly Income: USD 833.3K
- Weekly Income: USD 192.3K
- Daily Income: USD 27.4K
- Hourly Income: USD 1.14K
How Does Bob Barker Make Money?
Bob Barker is a retired professional TV game show host who has been working since 1956. Besides hosting, he has worked as an executive producer, acted in different TV series, and also appeared as a guest actor in various TV shows.
Bob Barker’s great sources of earnings are listed below:
- Working on radio channels
- Working as a TV game show host
- Acting and appearing in different TV series
- Working as an executive producer
Working on Radio Channels
Bob Barker started his career in media by working as a broadcast member at KTTS-FM radio. Later on, he moved to WWPG 1340 FM, where he worked as a news editor and an announcer.
In the 1950s, Bob Barker started his own show called The Bob Barker Show. And he continued his broadcasting on radio till 1956, before joining the television show as a host.
Working as a TV Game Show Host
In his entire career, Bob Barker has worked with two different TV game shows. He joined the first show on 31 December 1956 and worked till 1975 called ‘Truth or Consequences.’
NBC Pilot was selecting Bob Barker to host a TV show called Simon Says in 1971.
Later in 1972, Bob Barker started hosting The Price is Right TV game show which was proposed to revive by Mark Goodson and Bill Tod man, and Bob was being requested to host the show.
Bob Barker worked in that TV show till his retirement in 2007. He worked there almost 35 years as a host. During his hosting, he was one of the highest-paid hosts in the world.
An average TV game show host earns 50 thousand dollars annually. On the other hand, Bob Barker made at most 10 million dollars by hosting in The Price is Right and hosting in other shows as a guest host.
Acting as a Voice Actor in Different TV Series
Though Bob Barker’s mainstream career was to work as a host on TV game shows, he also has done some voice acting in different TV series, including the WWE Monday Night Raw in 2009, Family Guy in 2008, etc. He has done work in 12 other TV series.
Besides, Bob Barker has done some documentaries based on himself and broadcasted on TV as a unique documentary. He has also done five mini-documentary, including Lorena in 2019, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris in 2015, etc.
Working as an Executive Producer
Bob Barker’s career is not limited to hosting and acting. He is a great executive producer. He has worked in 6 categories in the TV series called The Price is Right as an executive producer. The television series where he worked as an executive is listed below with episode number:
|Name of the TV series (Year)||Number of Episodes|
|The New Price is Right (1988 – 2007)||3,371|
|A Celebration of Bob Barker’s 50 Years in Television||Single|
|The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular||16|
|The Price is Right Salutes||6|
|The Price is Right 30th Anniversary Special||Single|
|The Price is Right 25th Anniversary Special||Single|
Biography of Bob Barker
|Real Name||Robert William Barker|
|Professional Name||Bob barker|
|Date of Birth||12 December 1923|
|Place of Birth||Darrington, Washington, United States|
|Wife||Dorothy Jo Gideon|
|Profession||Retired professional host|
|Net Worth||USD 70 million|
Bob Barker was born in Darrington, Washington, United States of America, and spent his childhood in South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation (RIR) mission. He was also officially listed as a member of the Sioux Tribe by Indian Census Rolls.
Bob Barker’s mother was a school teacher, and his father was the foreman of the high electrical line.
Later on, he attended high school in Missouri, where he met his soulmate and started dating. After completing high school, he attended Drury College with a scholarship in athletics.
During World War II in 1943, Bob Barker joined the United States Navy to be a fighter pilot. After the war, he got married and graduated from college, and started his media career.
Bob Barker was born on 12 December 1923, and he is 97 years old now. He is still living his life with some health issues.
Yes, Bob Barker is a vegan. Recently, he is doing as a host on a Vegetarian US TV show, and he is playing advocate for animal rights.
Though Bob Barker married around in 1948, he and his wife had no children. And Bob’s only other relationship was known with The Price is Right model Dian Parkinson.