Merv Griffin
Merv Griffin
Celebrated Name: Merv Griffin
Real Name/Full Name: Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 82 years old
Birth Date: 6 July 1925
Date of Death: 12 August 2007
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Julann Wright (m. 1958–1976)
Children: Yes (Tony Griffin)
Profession: American television host and media mogul
Net Worth in 2024: $1 billion
Last Updated: May 2024

Merv Griffin is a television host and media tycoon of America. He started his professional life by joining the radio as well as by singing in collaboration with a big band. Griffin became the host of The Merv Griffin Show, which was his own talk show. Also, he founded two TV production organizations Merv Griffin Entertainment and Merv Griffin Enterprises.

Maybe you know about Merv Griffin very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Merv Griffin’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Mervyn Edward “Merv” Griffin Jr. was born on July 6, 1925, in San Mateo, California. His mother, Rita Elizabeth Griffin, was a homemaker and father, Mervyn Edward Griffin; Sr. was an insurance broker. He went to San Mateo High School and graduated in 1942. He carried on assisting the school financially.

He also got enrolled at San Mateo Junior College and subsequently the University of San Francisco. All through his childhood, he turned out to be a brilliant pianist who became the main reason for his adoption of show business.

Griffin was affiliated with the international fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. He married Julann Griffin, whom he divorced after some time. He died on August 12, 2007.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 July 1925, Merv Griffin was 82 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.75 m tall and weighed 70 kg.


Griffin began to sing at the age of 19 by making his appearance on San Francisco Sketchbook. He then did orchestra for four years after getting selected by Freddy Martin.

Griffin, as a radio announcer, played an unacknowledged part in the 1953 science/horror short story classic The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. He gained massive popularity with I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, which was a big hit in 1950. This song remained a huge hit by selling 3 million copies.

Griffin also hosted a game show Play Your Hunch in 1958 whose producers were Bill Todman and Mark Goodson. This show was initially aired on NBC. Furthermore, he also remained the host of another game show Keep Talking released on ABC. In addition, he produced two different shows for NBC, such as Let’s Play Post Office in 1965 as well as Reach for the Stars in 1967, plus for ABC; he produced One in a Million in 1967.

Griffin, in 1964, also introduced a game show Jeopardy which was a big success. Adding to it, he also produced The Merv Griffin Show, which was a syndicated talk show in 1965. This show was aired on for almost 21 years and achieved 11 Emmy awards all through its course.

Some of his highly famous songs are “Christmas City,” “Never Been Kissed,” “The Charanga,” “Wilhelmina,” Happy To Know You,” Banned in Boston,” etc.

Awards & Achievements

Griffin was introduced to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1974. Subsequently, a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars was devoted to him in 1998. Also, he achieved the degree Doctor of Laws from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2005. Also, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame after his death in 2008.

Net Worth & Salary of Merv Griffin in 2024

Merv Griffin Net Worth
Merv Griffin Net Worth

As of May 2024, Griffin has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He has made this huge amount of wealth through his dedication and contribution to show business to a greater extent. He earned a whole heap of publicity b hosting and producing several different television shows. Some of his talk show remained a big hit and gained considerable rating all over the world.

Griffin was a well-known TV personality who died on 12 August 2007 due to prostate cancer. GSN dedicated a whole weekend in order to credit him by releasing 10-episode marathons of Wheel and Jeopardy. His funeral was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. All through his lifespan, he was renowned as an entertainment business mogul.


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