|Real Name/Full Name||Robert William Barker|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bob Barker|
|Birth Place:||Darrington, Washington, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||12 December 1923|
|Age/How Old:||99 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 88 Kg
In Pounds – 194 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Byron John Barker
Mother – Matilda Valandra Barker
|School:||Central High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Dorothy Jo Gideon (m. 1945–1981)|
|Profession:||Game Show Host, TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Bob Barker is an American game show host and author who is famous for hosting the game show named ‘The Price Is Right.’ He is one of the rare TV personalities who has been honored by the ‘Walk Of Fame’ Award. In 2006, he retired from his TV career.
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Biography and Early Life
The birthplace of Bob Barker is Dorrington, Washington, in the U.S. he was born on 12th December 1923 and had spent most of his childhood in Mission, South Dakota. The name of his mother is Matilda Barker, who was a school teacher by profession. The name of his father is Byron John Barker, who was an electrical high line foreman in the state of Washington. Barker’s father passed away when he was at a very early age. Bob has Native American descendants in his family.
After his father’s death, Bob and her mother and his younger brother Kent relocated to Missouri and grew up there.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bob Barker in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bob Barker’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 23rd September 2023 having been born on 12 December 1923. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 194 lbs in Pound and 88 kg in Kilograms.
Bob started his schooling by attending Central High School in Missouri. He got his High School graduation degree from there in 1941. To pursue his higher studies he enrolled himself in Drury University, Springfield. He got himself enrolled in college with a sports scholarship as he used to play basketball.
It is unknown if he finished his degree in college as he joined the United States naval reserve to become a fighter pilot during the Second World war. After the world war was ended he came back to the same college again and got his college graduation degree in Economics.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
While studying in Central High School, Bob made the love of Dorothy Jo Gideon’s life, and they started dating. Four years later, in 1945, the couple got married. Their marriage lasted for 36 years. In 1981 Dorothy passed away due to lung cancer. It was reported that time that Bob had been drawn into depression because of Dorothy’s death. Eight years later, Bob was heard of getting linked with American model Dian Parkinson.
Their relationship got intense media attention. Three years later, in 1991, the duo broke up. After that, Bob was heard of dating a few other women, but he never got married again. While being asked in an interview about remarriage, Bob stated that it never came across in his mind after Dorothy’s death as he considered Dorothy as the ultimate love of his life.
Is Bob Barker Gay?
Bob had been married to his late wife for 36 years. He also dated the American model Dian Parkinson for two years. He has never been heard of getting linked to any men ever. These facts prove that his sexual orientation is straight. It is safe to assume that he is straight.
While studying in college, he started to work in radio. To get more prominent exposure on his tv and radio career, he relocated to California and looked for a new broadcasting job. Bob started his career in a broadcast by working in KTTS FM Radio. Later he was appointed as news editor and announcer at WWPG 1340 AM, Palm Beach. After relocating to California, he started his radio show named ‘The Bob Barker show.’
He continued to host the show for the next six years successfully. Bob made game show producer Ralph Edwards in Los Angeles and got started in the famous game show named ‘Truth or Consequences. After Bob began to host the game show, it went a super hit because of his presenting style and voice. From 1956 to 1975, he continued hosting the show. In 1972 Bob started hosting his famous game show.
The price is right. He continued hosting this show till 2006. This show was so renowned among audiences that the last episode before he retired was aired twice due to audiences’ demand. After retiring from the game show, he returned three times to promote his autobiography Priceless Memories. He was also featured as a guest to celebrate his 90th birthday.
In the last 41 years, Bob has been nominated 33 times for the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award. He has won this award a total of 15 times. He has won this award primarily for hosting his longest-running game show ‘The Price Is Right and ‘The New Price Is Right.
In 1976 May, he was honored with the Star On The Walk Of Fame Award. In 1996 his movie Happy Gilmore was awarded MTV movie award, which he shared with Adam Sandler. He has also won the OFTA television award in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007 for his game show ‘The New Price Is Right.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bob Barker in 2023
It has been revealed that for the last ten years, the salary of Bob Parker has been increased and it is $10 million per year now. As of 2023, He has an estimated worth of around $70 million which he has earned through his successful and long tv and radio career. His biography is also a very successful and widely sold book.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Bob is a huge pet lover, primarily dogs, and cats.
- He is a vegetarian for the last 30 years.
Bob Barker is a talented TV personality known for his unique voice and presenting style, mostly for CBS’s The Price Is Right, which ran from 1972 to 2007. He has fans from all over the world. At the age of 99, he still works out regularly, which is an inspiration to everyone.