About Steve Wilkos
It has been estimated that the current size of Steve Wilkos net worth is as high as 7 million dollars and he has earned such a net worth mainly through his career as a TV show star. In addition to that, Steve Wilkos previously worked as a US Marine and a police officer. In 2007, he began to host his own show called “The Steve Wilkos Show”, which made him a huge national star. Also, this show has added a lot to the overall amount of Steve Wilkos net worth.
In 1994, before he got his own show, Steve Wilkos was working on another TV show called “The Jerry Springer Show”, in which he served as a director of security. However, in 2007, when he got his own show, Steve Wilkos stopped working on “The Jerry Springer Show”. Also, on some occasions, Steve Wilkos was also working as a host of the latter show. Thus, it also increased the total size of Steve Wilkos net worth.
The TV star was born in 1964 in Illinois. His father was working as a police officer whereas his mother worked as a beauty school instructor. When Steve Wilkos became a graduate of Lane Technical High School, he joined the US Marines.
There, he served in the period of 1982-1989. After his service there, in 1990, he started working as a police officer, as he dad was.
Steve Wilkos has been married for one time, to Rachelle Consiglio, who was working on the same two shows, in which Steve Wilkos has also been working, “The Jerry Springer Show” as well as “The Steve Wilkos Show”. Together with her, Steve Wilkos is living in Connecticut with their two kids.
In 1994, the makers of the show of “The Jerry Springer Show” decided that the cast members needed security guards, and therefore, Steve Wilkos happened to be one of the hired ones. In 2001, Steve Wilkos officially stopped working as a police officer and he was hired to work full time on the show, which also added up to the overall amount of Steve Wilkos net worth.
It is also worth mentioning the fact that during a short hiatus of the show, Steve Wilkos was involved into another activitiy – he became a mixed martial artist. He was trained at the Maryland Championship Wrestling. In addition to his work on the mentioned shows, Steve Wilkos has also starred as a guest in some others, such as “The Wayans Bros” and “Between Brothers”.