While Alex Trebek's exact salary per episode of the TV show, Jeopardy was not found, Celebritynetworth.com states that Trebek's reported net worth is $50 Million, with an annual salary of $10 Million.
According to the Jeopardy Game Mechanics, the game was taped twice a week, 5 shows a day, 3 weeks a month and 9 months a year. Upon computing, there are around 270 episodes a year and with his annual salary of $10 Million, he's probably getting $37,037 per episode.
Alex Trebek was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Canada. In 1966 he decided to shift his focus from journalism to hosting game shows. He became the host of the Canadian quiz show Reach for the Top. His first American television gig was as host of the short-lived 1973 NBC game show The Wizard of Odds. In 1984, ABC hired him to host Merv Griffin's trivia show called Jeopardy!.
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