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Larry King

American Television and Radio Host
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Net worth 2018: $150 Million
Industry: TV Presenters
Residence: Brooklyn
Country: United States
BirthDay: 19 November 1933
Height: 1.75 m
Education: Lafayette High School

Larry King was bornon 19 November 1933 in Brooklyn, American, is American Television and Radio Host. Larry King’s name is tantamount with television and radio broadcasting. In his heydays, he was the first individual to host a worldwide phone-in TV talk show, which catapulted him to fame. His talk shows would comprise of a popular mix of celebrity interviews, up-to-date discussions, politics and other tomfooleries. In his long and successful broadcasting career, he has conducted more than 40,000 interviews and even became the first individual to host ‘sit-downs’ with most U.S. Presidents since the time of Gerald Ford. He also made his mark in the international arena, when he hosted a momentous tour on the Middle East Peace course with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein and Yitzhak Rabin. In a career spanning five decades, King has become legendary, by quizzing high-profile guests such as Madonna, Tony Blair, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Streisand and Malcolm X, to name a few. His immense broadcasting success also went on to earn him the titles; ‘Muhammad Ali of the Broadcast Interview’ and ‘Master Interviewer’. In addition to his broadcast credits, he has also made brief appearances in films and television.


$150 Million


The production company signed a pact to host King’s new talk-oriented web show, ‘Larry King Now’ from July 17th


As of 2013, his show, ‘Larry King Now’ is signed on by RT TV, which also airs his political talk show, ‘Politicking with Larry King


In 2012, he co-founded ‘Ora TV’ along with Carlos Slim


In the wake of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, he hosted a two-hour special explaining to viewers how they can contribute or take action to help those affected in a special titled, ‘Haiti: How You Can Help’


In 2004, he lent his voice for the step-sister, Doris for the animated film, ‘Shrek 2’


In 1997, he signed an entreaty to the-then German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, with 30 other personalities, which protested the handling of scientologists in Germany, comparing it to the likes of the treatment of Jews during Nazi Germany


During the same time, his night talk show on the Mutual Broadcasting System continued to garner widespread popularity, running upto 1994


In 1987, he suffered from a major heart attack and has gone through a number of surgeries to correct his heart disease issue


Larry King Live’, hosted on CNN, had a successful run from 1984 to 2010


In 1982, he began writing a fixed newspaper column for ‘USA Today’; something that he did for almost two decades of his life


He went national in 1978, getting the night talk show slot on the Mutual Broadcasting System


For the 1970-71 seasons, he was given further opportunities as a color pundit for the ‘Miami Dolphins’ of the National Football League


In 1960, he hosted ‘Miami Undercover’, on which he presented debates pertaining to important issues of the time


Here, he was asked to perform a number of odd jobs before he was finally given his first assignment as a disc jockey on May 1, 1957

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