Larry King - Famous Tv Personality

Larry King Net Worth


Larry King, the famous American radio and television journalist, had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death. He was best known for hosting his CNN show, ‘Larry King Live’, which ranked as CNN’s longest-running television program.

Key facts:

  • Larry King began his career in radio, starting as a disc jockey in Miami in 1957.
  • He conducted over 30,000 interviews throughout his career, making him one of the most accomplished interviewers in television history.
  • Larry King hosted his iconic show 'Larry King Live' on CNN for 25 years, making it the longest-running program on the network.
  • He earned numerous awards for his work, including ten Cable ACE Awards, two Peabody Awards, and a Golden Mike Award.
  • In addition to his television career, Larry King co-founded the production company Ora TV and continued to host talk show programs until his death.

Basic Information About Larry King

ProfessionsJournalist, Talk show host, Actor, Voice Actor, Radio personality, Writer, TV Personality
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1933-11-19
Place of birthBrooklyn
Date of death2021-01-23 (aged 87)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksVariety of suspenders
Deep baritone voice
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

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Larry King roles

Movie / Series Role
ContactLarry King
Ghost BustersLarry King
Enemy of the StateLarry King
The JackalLarry King
The Long Kiss GoodnightLarry King
The Exorcist IIILarry King
The Stepford WivesLarry King
DaveLarry King
John QLarry King
The KidLarry King
Swing VoteLarry King
BulworthLarry King
The ContenderLarry King
Primary ColorsLarry King
Shrek the ThirdDoris (voice)
Shrek Forever AfterDoris (voice)
Shrek 2Ugly Stepsister (voice)
American SatanSelf
America's SweetheartsSelf
Bee MovieBee Larry King (voice)
Courage Under FireSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
The KingdomSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's StorySelf (voice)
Paradise CityLarry King 1 episode, 2021
Spin CityLarry King 1 episode, 1997
FrasierLarry King 1 episode, 1997
Everybody Loves RaymondSelf 1 episode, 2002
The PracticeLarry King 1 episode, 2002
Ugly BettyLarry King 1 episode, 2008
The SimpsonsLarry King 2 episodes, 1991-1994
30 RockLarry King 1 episode, 2009
Sesame StreetSelf 1 episode, 2004-2005
Law & Order: Criminal IntentLarry King 1 episode, 2006
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2007
Dr. PhilSelf 3 episodes, 2010-2016
Big LoveSelf 1 episode, 2010
WWE Monday Night RAWLarry King / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2014
The Larry Sanders ShowLarry King 1 episode, 1995
CoachLarry King 1 episode, 1995
The TalkSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2013-2014
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Murphy BrownLarry King 2 episodes, 1990-1996
The Daily ShowSelf 3 episodes, 2009-2016
Boston LegalLarry King 1 episode, 2005
Murder in the FirstLarry King 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 7 episodes, 1995-2012
Let's Be RealLarry King unknown episodes
Access HollywoodSelf 2 episodes, 2009-2021
SharkLarry King 1 episode, 2007
RidiculousnessSelf 1 episode, 2014

Larry King's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Larry King Live (1985)$7,000,000 /year (2009)

Larry King's Quotes

  • I never think of access or good will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be informative and entertaining. I've never been concerned about someone's liking me tomorrow.
  • I'm from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say, 'I'm dangerous', you'd better be dangerous.
  • If at first you don't succeed, punt.
  • I thought I was just going to bite the bullet. I didn't want to live this way. I didn't want to live dependent on others. I've had a full career. There is nothing I could add to it except just to do more. And I thought ... I don't know how to commit suicide. How do you commit suicide?

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Interesting Facts about Larry King

  1. His favorite quote was actually a put-down: "Before they made you they broke the mold.".
  2. Features in the 1996 paperback "Mug Shots" that includes many other celebrities who've been arrested for one reason or another.
  3. Mentioned in the Mojo Nixon song "619-239-KING".
  4. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
  5. Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1995
  6. Engaged to minister Rama Fox (1992-1995).
  7. The King-Southwick Mormon-Jewish wedding ceremony was celebrated in the Beverly Hills garden of actress Deborah Raffin. Stellar wedding guests included Ted Turner (Best Man), Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Rickles, etc.
  8. Underwent surgery on March 16, 2007 to unblock a carotid artery at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
  9. Adopted the name "Larry King" professionally on the advice that his original surname, Zeiger, sounded "too Jewish".
  10. Daughter Chaia (b. 1969), with Alene Akins; adopted her son Andy from a previous marriage in 1962.
  11. Father of Larry King Jr. with first wife, Annette.
  12. Never prepared for interviews. His reasoning was that the average audience member knew little or nothing about a given show guest, so he preferred to begin as they would begin, and learn about the guest during the course of the show.
  13. Son-in-law of Karl Engemann and Jerri Engemann. Brother-in-law of Shannon Engemann. Stepfather of Danny Southwick Jr. (born 1981). King and Shawn Ora Engemann filed for divorce on April 14, 2010. They reconciled in July the same year and both filed petitions to dismiss their divorce. On March 9, 1999, their son, Chance Armstrong King was born. On May 22, 2000, their second son, Cannon Edward King was born.
  14. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  15. Celebrated 40 years in broadcasting in May of 1997.
  16. Release of his book, "The People's Princess: Cherished Memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, From Those Who Knew Her Best". [2007]
  17. Release of his book, "My Remarkable Journey". [2009]
  18. Release of his book, "Why I Love Baseball" by Larry with 'Julie McCarron'. [2004]
  19. Release of his book, "Anything Goes!: What I've Learned From Pundits, Politicians and Presidents" by Larry with Pat Piper. [2000]
  20. Was a 3-pack-a-day smoker for 30 years until his heart attack (February 1987). King underwent quintuple-bypass surgery after which he quit smoking completely.

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