|Real Name/Full Name
|Phillip Calvin McGraw
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Vinita, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|1 September 1950
|54 years old
|In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
|In Kilograms – 95 Kg
In Pounds – 209 lbs
|Father – Joseph J. McGraw Jr.
Mother – Anne Geraldine
|Deana McGraw, Donna McGraw, Brenda McGraw
|Shawnee Mission North High School
|The University of North Texas
|Robin McGraw (m. 1976), Debbie Higgins (m. 1970–1973)
|Jay McGraw, Jordan McGraw
|Television Host, Author, Psychologist
Phil McGraw is a television host and author known for being the host of the show Dr Phil. He is a doctorate in clinical psychology but hasn’t renewed his license of practicing psychology since 2006. As a television personality, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the 1990s, and later in 2002, he launched his own program where he advises people with different issues.
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Biography and Early Life
Phil McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, in the U.S. on September 1, 1950, to parents Joseph J. McGraw Jr. and Anne Geraldine. He has three sisters, two older and one younger; Deana, Donna, and Brenda. He grew up in the oilfields of North Texas, where his father worked as a supplier. In his teenage years, he moved to Kansas with his father, where his father wanted to pursue a career in psychology.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Phil McGraw in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Phil McGraw’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 26th February 2024 having been born on 1 September 1950. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 209 lbs in Pound and 95 kg in Kilograms.
Phil McGraw attended Shawnee Mission North High School where he also played on the high school football team as a linebacker and even earned a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa in 1968. Sometime later, he got transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls from where he graduated in 1975 with a B. A. in psychology, and then an M. A. in experimental psychology. He later got admitted to the University of North Texas for a Ph. D. degree in clinical psychology.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Phil McGraw is currently in his second marriage. He was first married to an ex-cheerleader named Debbie Higgins McCall. Still, their marriage didn’t last long as she accused Phil of being domineering and not allowing her to participate in the family business. Their marriage was annulled in 1973, after which Phil began dating Robin Jo Jameson, finally marrying her in 1976. The couple has two children, Jay McGraw and Jordan McGraw. Apart from practicing psychology, he also holds a private pilot license and is allowed to fly a single-engine airplane.
Is Phil McGraw Gay?
Phil McGraw has been married to his wife Robin Jo Jameson for over 40 years, and they also have two children. Before marrying her, he was married to another woman. These incidents suggest that he is not gay.
Phil McGraw first got into his family’s private practice for some years before joining businesswoman Thelma Box to create the Pathways seminar, which was a training program for people already trained in the field. The seminar turned out to be very popular and achieved massive success, and a few years later, he signed an agreement to sell the Pathways seminar stock for over $300,000.
In 1990, he and lawyer Gary Dobbs co-founded Courtroom Sciences Inc which advised Fortune 500 companies and helped injured plaintiffs achieve settlements. After noticing its success, he gave up his practice of psychology. Oprah Winfrey then hired the consulting firm for the Amarillo Texas beef trial, and after the case was settled with a victory for Oprah, she invited Phil McGraw to her show and eventually began appearing weekly as a relationship and life strategy expert.
After gaining considerable popularity, he decided to launch his talk show, Dr Phil, which debuted in 2002. In the show, he offers advice based on his experience as a clinical and forensic psychologist. Over the years, the show has covered topics such as weight loss, financial planning, autism, unhappy marriages, etc.
Even though the show has achieved considerable success over the years, it has been criticized for his advice and methods by mental health professionals, calling his methods irresponsible and unethical.
Phil McGraw has received many awards for his contribution to the television industry. For his talk show, Dr Phil, he has received two Daytime Emmy Awards in 2019 and 2010. He has also been awarded the Aftonbladet TV Prize in 2004. In 2020, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phil McGraw in 2024
Phil McGraw has an estimated net worth of $500 Million, as of 2024. He has earned the majority of his fortune from his career in the television industry, where he is the host of one of the most-watched talk shows on television. He also some amount of wealth from advertising revenue and product placement.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He likes to maintain a regular sleep schedule, and wakes at 7 a.m. every day, getting almost 6-7 hours of sound sleep.
- His favorite book of fiction is, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the favorite non-fictional book is Man’s Search for Meaning.
- He is currently ranked the #22 richest celebrity in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
Even though he is criticized for his unconventional means to provide advice, Phil McGraw is one of the industry’s most respected men. He has inspired many people with his advice, and they are now living a better life because of him.