About Merv Griffin
Merv Griffin is regarded as one of the richest people in the world, as the current estimate of Merv Griffin net worth reaches as much as 1 billion dollars. In addition to being a media mogul Merv Griffin is also known as a musician, television show host and actor. He was born in San Mateo, California in 1925. Merv Griffin started his career into show business, when he joined some bands as a singer. Also, later he became a stage actor on Broadway plays. In the 1940s, Merv Griffin established a record label called Panda Records. This activity has also added up to the overall sum of Merv Griffin net worth.
Merv Griffin also introduced some novelties to American music industry as he became the first singer whose album became the first magnetic tape, the album being called “Songs by Merv Griffin”. In 1950, he became an even more known singer with the release of “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts”, and more than 3 million copies of it have been sold, which have also added up a lot to the total size of Merv Griffin net worth.
Before he became well known from TV screens, Merv Griffin established his name as a movie actor as he appeared in many film productions.
One of such movies called “So This Is Love”, which was released in 1953, included a scene of open mouth kiss, which was the first such scene in cinema. Later, he became a regular on many TV shows and series, such as “The Jack Paar Show” and “The Arthur Murray Dance Party”. In the period of 1958-1962, Merv Griffin was working as a host of a game show called “Play Your Hunch” and this show also increased he total amount of Merv Griffin net worth. Also, later he replaced Jack Paar on his show called “The Jack Paar Tonight Show” and when he began appearing on this show the ratings of it also increased by a mile. Soon, he was given his own show while seeing such a popularity of him as a show host. So, in the period of 1965-1968 he was hosting a show called “The Merv Griffin Show”, which added even more popularity to him.
Merv Griffin is also known as a creator of many other game shows, such as “Wheel of Fortune”, “Jeopardy” and many more, which served as important sources of accumulating Merv Griffin net worth.