Who is Piers Morgan and what is his net worth 2018? Piers Morgan is a famous TV personality, and journalist who is best known as the judge of America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. The media mogul has done many television programs and has accumulated quite a wealth. The British journalist started his career when he was recruited as a writer in Fleet Street. In 1985, he was employed in the South London News. He also replaced Larry King in 2011 to host his own show Piers Morgan Live on CNN. Apart from that, he has also won the reality TV series of US Celebrity Apprentice.
Piers Morgan’s full name is Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan. He was born on March 30, 1965, in Sussex, England. His parents were Gabrielle Georgina Sybille and Vincent Eamonn O’Meara who was a dentist. His birth name was Piers Stefan O’Meara and took his step father’s surname. When he was seven, he went to Cumnor House School and then attended Chailey School in Chailey near East Sussex.
He then attended Priory School for the sixth form. Piers Morgan went to Harlow College and studied journalism. He had a brief career at the Lloyd’s of London and later joined Surrey and South London Newspaper group in the year 1985 when he was just 20 years old. He stayed with the South London Newspaper Group till 1988. He was then associated with The Sun from 1989 to 1994. At Sun, he was asked to work on the ‘Bizarre’ column.
Piers Morgan got married with Marion Shalloe in 1991. The couple has three sons. In 2008, they divorced, and Morgan married Celia Walden who is a columnist. Walden is also the daughter of former Conservative MP George Walden. He is a fan of Arsenal FC, and he maintains a very good friendship with US President Donald Trump.
In 1994, Piers Morgan was appointed as the editor of News of the World by Rupert Murdoch. He was 29 then and became the youngest national newspaper editor for over 50 years. He resigned from the post in 1995 and joined as an editor at The Daily Mirror. He was terminated from The Daily Mirror on May 14, 2004. His first TV presentation was for the documentary series ‘The Importance of Being Famous’ on BBC in 2003. He also hosted current affairs interview show on Channel 4. In May 2005, he co-owned Press Gazette and sold it at the end of 2006. He became a judge on the TV show ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2006.
This was followed by becoming a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. In May 2006, he launched First News which was a weekly paper for children under 14. In September 2014, he became the main editor of Mail Online’s US operation and writes several columns in a week. Morgan is also a writer of the weekly Mail on Sunday event magazine. He joined CNN and started the show ‘Piers Morgan Live’ and this was followed by hosting ‘Good Morning Britain’ in 2015.
During his Showbiz career, Piers Morgan has made many accomplishments. He was the youngest editor in 1994 for over half century in England. As an active writer, he was nominated for the 2011 Royal Television Society Awards, the UK as Best Presenter for ‘Piers Morgan Life Stories’.
Piers Morgan Net Worth
Piers Morgan has served as editor of The Daily World and News of the World. He had a successful career both as a journo and as a television personality. Piers Morgan’s estimated net worth is $22 million. In 2012, he signed a contract worth $20 million with CNN. His estimated annual income is around $2 million. He also earns his income by writing columns in newspapers and magazines but his main income is by becoming a judge on both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. Morgan has written 10 books, including four volumes of memoirs. A further contribution to his wealth was by winning the Celebrity Apprentice.
Piers Morgan attracted several criticisms as an editor. He was fired from The Daily World as he refused to apologise in television on June 25, 1996. He has been in a feud with several personalities and also the British Press. He made a vast difference as an editor with his performance, focus, and determination.