Published Date   27th Jan. 2017, 09:31 am  Update Date: April 4th, 2017  07:05 am
Quick Info
Birth Name: Robert William Barker
Date of Birth: 12/12/1923
Age: 97 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $70 million
Qualification: Attended the Drury University on a basketball scholarship

Bob Barker net worth is huge as he has been a television game show host for The Price is Right on the CBS. He was the anchor of the longest running game show in North American television history which aired on CBS. A native of Darrington, Washington, he has been active in the television fraternity since 1950.


Bob Barker was born on the 22nd of December, 1923. Bob Barker age is currently 93 years. He was born to mother Matilda and father Byron in Darrington, Washington.

Early Life and Education

Bob Barker was enrolled in the Central High School for his primary education. He graduated from the school in the year 1941. He then went on to attend the Drury University on a basketball scholarship and was a part of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

Career and Net Worth

Bob Barker career started off as a broadcaster initially. He worked in the KTTS-FM Radio in Springfield before moving on to Lake Worth, Florida. He then worked for the KNX AM before getting g a chance to host Truth or Consequences. His style of speaking and hosting led him to be liked immensely by his judges. This led him to be the host of the new show named End of the Rainbow.

End of the Rainbow was short lived show for the NBC which ran its course from 1957 to 1958. After this, he hosted another short-lived show, the game show called The Family Game. Simon Says is another show he started hosting in the year 1971.

Bob Barker net worth increased more as he got to host a series called That’s My line which resembled the shows of the likes of Real People and That’s Incredible.

Bob Barker net worth has increased and he has become more famous for his work in The Price is Right. Bob Barker started the show from the year 1972. The show ran its course up until 2007 with Bob Barker being the host of the show. His 35 years in the show has contributed greatly to the increase in Bob Barker net worth and he became more popular as he opted for his natural gray-haired look instead of dying his hair. Bob Barker 2016 career includes making appearances for The Price is Right on several occasions. Bob Barker 2016 career has diminished to lesser appearances as Bob Barker age is already 93 years.

Having appeared in a number of other productions like Happy Gilmore, Something So Right, Tattletales, Pillsbury Bake Off, Bonanza and much more Bob Barker net worth has raised to a great level. The actual value of his net worth is 70 million dollars.

Personal Life, Dating, and Spouse

Bob Barker net worth and the details about his dating history have been of a considerable concern to his fans. He has been married once. He was married to his high school sweetheart Dorothy Jo Gideon. The couple got married on the 12th of January, 1945 after years of dating since school. The relationship of the couple went along pretty well until her death on 1981. Bob Barker wife Dorothy died of lung cancer in the year 1981 and the marriage came to an end. The couple had no children.

Bob Barker never remarried after the tragedy with his wife. However, he was known to have had a girlfriend. His girlfriend was Price model Dian Parkinson. The couple dated from 1989 to 1991 but the relationship of the couple ended in legal problems.

Bob Barker dead rumors have circulated around the news tabloids a lot. However, it has been known that he has had his share of health problems in the past. He has suffered from problems like herniated disc, sciatica, mild stroke, blocked the carotid artery and prostate problems. Bob Barker dead rumors are absolutely false as he has succeeded past all of the issues with ease.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition

Bob Barker has been recognized as a controversial personality. He has had his share of scandalous news and has also been the recipient of several awards to his name. he is the recipient of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding game Show Host for The Price is Right for four times. He has also been awarded the MTV Movie Award for the Best fight on 1996 for his work on ‘Happy Gilmore’. Bob Barker’s work on The Price is Right has also led him to attain the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game show.

Bob Barker has also been recognized for the lawsuits he has been indulged in. Former model Dian Parkinson filed a lawsuit against him, alleging sexual harassment on 1994. Model Holly Hallstrom has also filed a lawsuit against him, for wrongful termination, which resulted in a settlement. He has also been known for being a promoter of animal rights.


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