Piers Morgan is the renowned English television personality and journalist but he is mainly popular in the world for his bitter comment in the shows and he has also been criticized by several artists. He is also known from his own live channel, Piers Morgan Live.
Piers Morgan's early life
Piers Morgan was born as Piers Stefan O'Meara on the 30th of March 1965 in Newick, East Sussex, England, the United Kingdom to Vincent Eamonn O'Meara and Gabrielle Georgina Sybille. Morgan lost his father at the age of one. He is British and is of Irish, Scottish, English, and Portuguese descent.
As a child, he is said to have attended Chailey School and Priory School in Lewes. Piers Morgan was the high profile student at Harlow College and there he majored in journalism.
Piers Morgan's career
During his early days, Piers Morgan worked at Lloyd's of London, Surrey and South London Newspaper Group and South London News. Finally, in 1994, he became the editor of the News of the World. That time he became the youngest national newspaper editor.
However, Piers Morgan quit this post the following year after committing serious misconduct.
After being in the television screen for more than two decades, he began running his own show Piers Morgan Live since January 2011.
Piers Morgan has also remained as the judge for the reality shows like Britain's Got Talent, and America's Got Talent, as show created by Simon Cowell and many others.
Piers Morgan's married life and divorce
In 1991, Piers Morgan got married to Marion Shalloe. He was happy to have her as his loving spouse and together they welcomed three children. However, with the course of time, their relation became cold and they got divorced in 2008.
In 2006, when Piers Morgan was still married to Celia Walden, he began his romantic love affairs with Celia Walden. She is also a famous journalist, novelist, and critic from Britain. Finally, on the 24th of June 2010, they got married. They also welcome a child together.
Piers Morgan's net worth
Piers Morgan net worth is rumored to be around $20 million. His annual salary from different years have been enlisted below:
- 1994 - $239,000
- 2000 - $427,000
- 2002 - $598,000
- 2013 - $2,000,000
He owns a house in East Sussex, which he bought in 2008 at the price of $2.2 million. On top of that Piers Morgan also flat near the Chelsea Harbour, for which he paid $940,000.
Piers Morgan spent $1.7 million to obtain the ownership rights of Press Gazette. He also paid $115,000 to buy the Viglen shares.
Talking about contracts and deals signed a two year deal with ITV, which paid him $6.8 million in the year 2009.
Piers Morgan also signed a two-year contract with CNN in the year 2012, from which he received $20 million.