Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan usually known under the name of Piers Morgan has an estimated net worth of twenty million dollars. Piers has earned the net worth through many endeavours like being a journalist, television host and television talent competition judge. Morgan is best known for newspaper editing and television work, though. Piers Stefan O’Meara to give him a birth name was born on 30 March 1965 in Newick, East Sussex, England. He is the son of Gabrielle Georgina Sybille Oliver and Vincent Eamonn O’Meara. His father died when Piers was only one year old and he was brought up by his stepfather who gave him the surname. Piers Morgan graduated from Harlow College where he studied journalism.
Piers Morgan Net Worth $20 Million
The first significant position Piers Morgan landed in ‘The Sun’ as an editor of entertainment column thus opening his net worth account. Later, he became an editor of ‘The News of the World’ and soon he gained the reputation of a reliable and trustworthy person. However, in 1995 he was forced to abandon the position as the photos of Catherine Victoria Lockwood going out of addiction disorder clinic were published. Piers started to work as the editor of the ‘Daily Mirror’ and brought successful changes into the company. He was described as very enthusiastic and determined personality. Morgan was laid off after publishing the photos where British soldiers abused Iraqi imprisoned people. In 2005 Piers and Matthew Freud became the owners of the ‘Press Gazette’.
In 2006 Morgan worked in the ‘First News’ a newspaper for youth. In addition to being a great editor and journalist Morgan increased his net worth working on television too. Piers worked as a host alongside Amanda Platell in ‘Morgan and Platell’. Since 2006 till 2011 Piers Morgan was working as a judge together with David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel in reality talent show ‘America’s got Talent’. It was a great deal as it was reported that according the contract Morgan gets 2 million dollars each year. Piers Morgan added to his net worth appearing on ‘Comic Relief Does The Apprentice’ in 2007. The following year Morgan successfully appeared on reality game show, Celebrity Apprentice and became the winner of the show thus making his net worth rise. In 2008 ‘The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan’ presented by Piers was launched. In 2009 Morgan presented a travelogue ‘Piers Morgan On…’ and a chat show ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’. In 2011 Morgan created and presented a talk show ‘Piers Morgan Live’. Since 1991 Piers Morgan published a number of books adding to his net worth, too. His first two books were co-written with John Sachs titled ‘Secret Lives. Blake’ and ‘Private Lives of the Stars. Angus and Robertson’. Later, he published ‘To Dream a Dream: Amazing Life of Phillip Schofield. Blake.’ ‘Take That’: Our Story. Boxtree’, ‘Take That’: On the Road. Boxtree’ and other books.
Piers Morgan was married twice. He married Marion Shalloe in 1991. The couple divorced in 2008. He married Celia Walden in 2010. Piers Morgan has four children.
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