Michael Seth Gelman was born on the 4th August 1961, in Highland Park, Illinois USA, and is a producer as well as occasional actor, best known for producing the syndicated morning talk show “Live With Kelly” (1983 – present) which is also known under names including “Live! with Kelly and Michael”, “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” and others. Gelman is a winner of a Daytime Emmy Award (2012). He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1987.
How much is the net worth of Michael Gelman? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Moreover, estimations show that the salary of producer is equal to $2 million per year. TV producing and acting are the main sources of Gelman wealth.
Michael Gelman Net Worth $15 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, but after high school he entered the University of Colorado, School of Journalism where he majored in broadcast production management. While still a student, he worked as a cameramen, field producer as well as editor covering pre-Olympic news for the Ski Association of USA. He did his internship working at WABC-TV, and he felt from the very beginning that television and especially the work of a producer was his passion. In the beginning of the 1980s, he was employed as an assistant for production of the talk show “The Morning Show” created by Regis Philbin. As the time passed, the show evolved into “Live! With ….”, and Gelman has made a career going up to the position of Executive Producer. Overall, as a producer Michel Gelman has earned huge sums which increased the total size of his net worth.
What is more, he occasionally plays small roles on television, being known to appear as an episodic character in the ABC sitcom “Hope and Faith” created by Kelly Ripa, and was seen in one of the episodes of the television series “Spin City”, and in “Hollywood Squares”. Moreover, he judged the reality competition show “Iron Chef America”, as well as being invited as a guest star in another reality show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. All the above mentioned appearances helped Michael Gelman to gain more popularity.
It should be said that Gelman’s character himself has also been seen on television – he was parodied by Stephen Colbert in the comedy sketch television show “The Dana Carvey Show” broadcast on the ABC. Afterwards, the picture of Gelman was created by Rachel Dratch and Chris Kattan in the late night live television sketch comedy and variety show “Saturday Night Live” aired on NBC. Gelman is always parodied as a flamboyant gay personality, even though his sexual orientation is different.
Finally, in the personal life of the producer, he married the television personality Laurie Hibberd in 2000, and the family has two girls.
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