Who is Larry King and what is his net worth 2018? Larry King is a radio and television host who has hosted CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’. He is currently the host of Hulu’s ‘Larry King Now’. He is also the host of ‘Politicking with Larry King’. He started his career in the 1950s as an interviewer. In 1978, King became a national radio broadcaster. He has received several awards and honors in his career. He has guest starred in many television shows including ’30 Rock’, ‘Gravity Falls’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘WWE RAW’, and ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’. He has also lent his voice to the animated film ‘Shrek 2’.
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger was later known as “Larry King” was born on November 19, 1933, in Brooklyn New York. He was born to parents Aaron Zeiger and Jennie Zeiger. His mother was born in Lithuania and was a garment worker; his father was born in Ukraine and was a defense-plant worker and restaurant owner. King is an alumnus of Lafayette High School located in New York City.
His father died at the age of 44 due to a heart attack. Following the death of his father, he did not enroll in college and used to work to support his mother. He was passionate about radio from an early age. He was suggested by a CBS staff to go to Miami in the opening of a broadcaster. Following the advice, he went to Miami and got his first radio job in Miami Beach.
In 1952, for a year, King was married to Freda Miller. He was then married to Annette Kaye. In 1961, he married Alene Atkins. Following their separation, he married Mickey Stuphin in 1963. The couple divorced in 1967 and he again remarried Alene Atkins. From 1976 to 1983, he was married to Sharon Lepore. In 1989, King married Julie Alexander. In 1997, he was married to Shawn Southwick. King has five children.
Larry King’s first job on the radio was with WMBM. In 1957, he used to work as a disc jockey. He also used to do sportscast and newscast. He adopted the name “Karry King” on the advice of Marshall Simmonds. Following that, he used to do interviews on WIOD in the Pumpernik’s Restaurant. In 1960, he became the host of Miami Undercover on WPLG. In 1970, he became the commentator of National Football League for Miami Dolphins.
In 1971, King was arrested for grand larceny and lost his job both on the radio and on NFL. He was rehired by WIOD and started the show “Sports-a-la-King”. In 1978, he became the host of a national radio show. The show went on till 1994. In June 1985, he began the show ‘Larry King Live’ on CNN. In the show, he used to interview celebrities and he has interviewed more than 30,000 times in his career.
In December 2010, he stepped down from hosting his show on CNN. In 2012, King became the co-founder of Ora-TV with Carlos Slim. A year later, he became the host of the talk show called ‘Politicking with Larry King’ on RT America. He still continues to be a television personality and a writer.
Larry King has won the Peabody Award twice in his career. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1996, he was inducted into the Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. In 2007, he won the Hugh Downs Award from Arizona State University. He has also won 10 Cable ACE Awards.
Larry King Net Worth
Larry King has been active in his career for almost six decades. In doing so, he has achieved good fame and money. Larry King’s net worth is an estimated $160 million. He has been the host of ‘Larry King Live’ from 1985 to 2010. He was also a columnist for the newspaper ‘USA Today’.
It was later resurrected in the form of a blog in 2008. He is the co-founder of the production company Ora TV. From 2013 to 2015, King was the host of In View with Larry King. He has made various infomercials for TV and was the host of the dietary supplement ‘Omega-3 fatty acid’.
Larry King has got nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In 1995, he was engaged to Deanna Lund but they never married. He suffered a major heart attack in 1987.