British Journalist, talk show host, and broadcaster Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, better known as Piers Morgan, has a net worth of $20 million.
Morgan began his journalism career in 1988 at The Sun, a British tabloid newspaper.
He also became the youngest editor of a British national newspaper at the age of 24 in more than half-century when Rupert Murdoch appointed him editor of the News of the World in 1994.
Piers Morgan has hosted tons of television shows, including Piers Morgan Live, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, among others.
Similarly, he won the seventh season of the US Celebrity Apprentice back in 2008.
Piers also made headlines in 2020 for making comments as the royal couple stepped from conducting official duties in early 2020.
|Birth Name||Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Date of Birth||30 March 1965|
|Age||58 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Father’s Name||Vincent Eamonn O’Meara, Glynne Pughe-Morgan|
|Mother’s Name||Gabrielle Georgina Sybille|
|Education||Priory School, Chailey School, Harlow College|
|Spouses||Marion Shalloe (1991-2008), Celia Walden (2010-present)|
|Children||Spencer William Morgan, Albert Douglas Morgan, Stanley Christopher Morgan, & Alice Morgan|
|Height||6 ft. (1.85 m)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Profession||Television Host, Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer, and Editor|
|TV Shows||Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan Tonight (Later Piers Morgan Live), Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Piers Morgan on…, Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, Killer Women With Piers Morgan, and The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Last Update||December 2023|
Piers Morgan: Net Worth and Income
With a gigantic net worth of $20 million, Piers Morgan is one of the richest TV broadcasters, journalists, and writers.
However, Piers Morgan has claimed that his net worth is a whopping 250 million pounds which translates to $346 million writing to his Daily Mail column in March of 2021.
He made a claim based on his stock shares in ITV, which is the same network that airs Good Morning Britain. He was previously a host of the show.
So the assumptions of his net worth by the majority of online sources and himself quite do not match up.
His claim is yet to be proved, and it can simply be an exaggeration for effect.
Nonetheless, his six-year tenure on Good Morning Britain, where he earned 1.1 million pounds or more than $1.5 million annually, helped him amass a comfortable fortune.
He has hosted tons of TV shows which have helped him stack his fortune.
As for his other show, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight,’ Morgan made about $2 million per year. The show lasted for three seasons before actually getting canceled in 2014.
Similarly, Morgan signed a two-year contract with ITV in May worth about $2.6 million in 2008.
Likewise, Piers Morgan is pretty vocal about his income and net worth and constantly makes claims via his social media.
Back in 2017, Mr. Morgan tweeted that he earned more than $30.71 million responding to the BBC’s rich list.
Apart from his basic salary during his media career, Morgan also garnered about $1.39 million worth of part ownership of Press-Gazette.
Press-Gazette has an annual revenue of about $3.4 million, and we are sure Piers Morgan bags a handsome amount each year as bonuses and dividends.
Apart from his shows, he also served as a judge in a reality show, America’s Got Talent, from season 2 to 6. The exact salary figure is not available, but we are sure he was paid in multi-millions for his part on the show.
Likewise, Piers Morgan signed a two-year deal with CNN worth 12 million pounds, which translates to about $20.53 million.
Net Worth of Piers Morgan in Different Currencies
Let’s check out the net worth of Piers Morgan in various major currencies, including BitCoin.
|Euro||€ 17.17 million|
|Pound Sterling||£ 14.53 million|
|Australian Dollar||A$ 26.79 million|
|Canadian Dollar||C$ 24.73 million|
|Indian Rupee||₹ 1,499,990,000|
Houses and Cars
Piers Morgan has several expensive mansions in different places.
He has two homes in the United Kingdom and one in the States.
Combining the prices of these three mansions adds up to more than $12 million. He splits his time between England and the United States accordingly.
Piers Morgan shared the picture of his Los Angeles house on his social media back in February 2020. Reportedly, the five-bedroom Beverly Hills home has an estimated value of $5.86 million.
Similarly, Morgan also owns a Georgian-style house in Kensington, West London, worth $5.58 million. He purchased the property in 2019 from his father in law George Walden.
Moreover, Morgan also owns a beautiful house in East Sussex Village, Newick, United Kingdom. Reportedly, the cost of this house is estimated to be around $2 million.
Piers Morgan likes to travel in style and owns several high-end luxury automobiles.
Most iconic of which is his Aston Martin DBS.
He posted a picture of him in his $350,000 worth car in his social media handle, for which he was severely criticized for showing off his car while people suffered to pay the bills during the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Apart from Aston Martin, Piers also owns a number of other cars, including Cadillac XLR worth $110,000, Ferrari 512 TR worth $172,000, Shelby Mustang worth $75,000, and Porsche 911 worth $99,000.
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Lifestyle and Vacations
Piers Morgan married Marion Shalloe in 1991 and has three sons Spencer, Stanley, and Albert. The couple separated in 2008.
After two years, Piers married for the second time in 2010 to Celia Walden, a journalist. Celia is the daughter of former Conservative MP George Walden.
The couple welcomed their daughter Elise in November of 2011.
Apart from that, Morgan is a Conservative Party supporter in terms of politics.
Furthermore, Morgan wrote a letter formally applying to become the White House’s Chief of Staff in December 2018 to President Donald Trump.
Moreover, Piers Morgan is an avid soccer/football fan and supports the Premier League football club Arsenal F.C.
Besides that, Morgan loves playing golf every now and then and also likes to watch cricket at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London which is his favorite sporting venue.
TV broadcaster Piers Morgan is a family man and often travels around with his family. He splits his time between the UK and the US frequently, which pretty much makes it vacation for him.
Similarly, he has been to several exotic destinations, including Saint-Tropez, France, where he went with his family in July 2020.
Likewise, to celebrate Christmas, he flew to an island in the Lesser Antilles, Antigua.
Regardless of his personification in mainstream media, Piers Morgan is a kind human being who loves giving back to society.
He supports several causes and has been involved in various charitable foundations.
Back in 2008, Piers, Morgan was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, where he propelled past 13 other celebrities to win $250,000 for charity the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Similarly, he also appeared as a contestant on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007 to raise funds for Comic Relief.
Moreover, he also donated $20,000 to a charity supporting the children of military personnel.
Media, Investments and Book Publications
Piers Morgan has appeared in a number of films, TV shows, and documentaries as himself.
Similarly, according to IMDB, Morgan has seven credits as a producer.
He has also produced several TV shows, including 2019 Psychopath With Piers Morgan, 2019 Piers and the President, 2019 Confession of Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, 2018 Piers the President, and Air Force One, among others.
Besides the talk shows, Morgan has also appeared as a judge in reality shows such as America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.
Piers Morgan has part ownership in Press Gazette, worth about $1.39 million.
Similarly, following Morgan’s departure from ITV, the network lost more than $412 million in market value because of its share price tumble.
Reportedly, just within the few hours of the presenter quitting, the network’s share price had fallen by 6.5%.
Apart from that, Morgan also has invested in real estate. He owns multiple properties in the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
TV broadcaster Piers Morgan has written and published several books over the years.
In 2020 Morgan published Wake Up: Why the World Has Gone Nuts which became The Sunday Times Number One bestseller.
Similarly, his other book, The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade, was published in 2005, which documented his time as editor of the News of the World and Daily Mirror.
Moreover, his other books include Don’t You Know Who I Am?, released in 2007, Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney released in 2013.
The Hot Seat: Love, War, and Cable News released in 2013, and God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit released in 2009 are also among others.
Piers Morgan joined the South London News as a reporter in 1985. Similarly, he also began freelancing at The Sun in 1988.
In 1994 The Sun hired Morgan full-time to write the newspaper’s tabloid-style Bizarre column.
Even though he was not a fan of movies and pop music, he became friends with several A-lister stars because of his self-publicity skills.
He was frequently photographed with famous moves stars and rockstars, including David Bowie, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Sylvester Stallone, among others.
In 1994 Morgan was appointed as editor of the News of the World personally by Rupert Murdoch.
The appointment made him the youngest editor of a national newspaper in 50 years. He was 29 at the time.
Moreover, Morgan became editor of the Daily Mirror in 1996.
Unknown Facts About Piers Morgan
- Morgan was named after Piers Courage, a British racing driver.
- He became popular after being fired from Daily Mirror for refusing to apologize for publishing false photos of British soldiers attacking Iraqi civilians.
- In 2006 Piers Morgan created a newspaper for young readers named First News which had over 68,500 readers by 2013.
Is Piers Morgan back in Good Morning Britain?
Piers Morgan won’t be returning to GMB after the controversial comments to former Duke and Duchess.
What is Piers Morgan doing now?
Piers Morgan will host a TV show on a new British channel, talkTV. The show is set to air next year.