Jeff Probst, full name Jeffrey Lee Probst, is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known for hosting the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor which is Emmy award-winning the show.
Early Life & Education
Jeff was born on November 4, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas, to parents Jerry and Barbara Probst. He was raised up in Bellevue, Washington. He is American and is of white ethnicity.
Jeff graduated from Newport High School in 1979. Later, he joined Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio.
Jeff hosted popular shows such as Backchat, Rock & Roll Jeopardy, The Jeff Probst Show and many others. He wrote and directed his first feature film called Finder's Fee in 2001.
Likewise, he has also been a part of a successful TV series on VH1 named Rock & Roll Jeopardy! He was in the show from 1998 to 2001.
He also started hosting a TV show Survivor since 2000. Likewise, his other professional credits include I Get That a Lot, The Stinson Missile Crisis, How I Met Your Mother, I Get That a Lot, Kiss Me, Two and a Half Men, Life in Pieces, and many others.
Marital Relationship With Shelley Wright
Jeff Probst is married twice. Firstly, he got married to Shelley Wright in 1996. She is a psychotherapist by profession. They ended their marital relationship after five years of marriage in 2001.
They had no children together. In 2004, he began his love affair with Julie Berry. She is an American television personality and producer.
During the time, she was one of the contestants of his reality competition show Survivor. The two were together for three years calling it off in 2008.
Second Wife Lisa Ann Russell
Jeff got married for the second time with Lisa Ann Russell on 5 December 2011. Her second wife is a former model. She has two children from her previous husband, Mark-Paul named Michael and Ava. They are still together and no rumors of extramarital affairs and divorce are ever published in the media.
Net Worth & Salary
Jeff earns a good sum of money from his professional career. Being the game host and executive producer, Jeff earns around $4 million salary only from hosting career.
His net worth is $40 million. He lives a lavish lifestyle.