Larry King Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Sep, 2018
Facts of Larry King
Date of Birth: 1933 , November-19
Age: 84 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Larry King
Birth Name Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Nick Name Larry King
Father Edward Zeiger
Mother Jennie Gitlitz
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Television host
Net Worth $150 million
Salary NA
Famous for The Larry King Live
Married to Shawn King m. 1996
Children 5
Divorce Yes with seven six women
Education Lafayette High School
TV Show The Larry King Now
Siblings Marty Zieger
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Larry King is most famous for his late-night talks show Larry King Live, which he hosted for 25 years at CNN news source. King is popular for his commendable interviewing style who has interviewed many of the world’s renowned celebrities that many broadcasters could only dream of.

He reshaped the landscape of broadcast journalism when he launched his talk show Larry King Live in June 1985. He has won several awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

He hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America during the week and on hosts Politicking with Larry King- a weekly political talk show which airs in the evening on the same two channels.

Early Life And Education Of Larry King

Larry King was born on November 19, 1933, and his birth name is Lawrence Harvey Zeiger. His place of birth is Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. He is the son of father Edward Zeiger and mother Jennie Gitlitz.

He was raised in New York along with his parents. His both father name mother were Orthodox Jews. He is white according to his ethnicity. His nationality is American. Larry’s sibling information is not known.

Larry King attended a public high school in the Brooklyn area of New York City Lafayette High School. After his graduation from high school, he started working to support his family.

Larry King's Career

In the starting days of his career, he worked in Miami where he got his first job in radio. In 1960 after a few years later King hosted Miami Undercover, on WPST-TV Channel 10 (now WPLG). On June 1978, he went national on a nightly Mutual Broadcasting System.

CAPTION: The Larry King Now's host Larry King SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

In 1985, he started working in Larry King Live CNN show. He has also presented himself as the writer of a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years. And on June 29, 2010, he departed from job hosting Larry King Live from CNN.

King co-founded a production company Ora TV in March 2012. He has also worked in RT, where the network announced King will be anchoring a new talk show on its network. And he worked in the Politicking with Larry King. Larry King is currently one of the most successful host and presenter in the world.

Larry King's Net Worth And Properties

Larry King’s net worth is $150 million, as of 2018. He is one of the richest celebrities in America. He has made a huge fortune with his successful career as a television and radio host. According to some sources, he makes $10K plus for a week from thirty-second ads linked to his videos which have over million views on his several YouTube videos.

He hosted his show Larry King Live from 1985-2010 in CNN network and used to receive $7 million salaries per annum. He earns over $5 million annually from his career. He lives in a lavish mansion in Beverly Hills which cost $12 million. He has a collection of a car of several brands including:

  • 1957 Thunderbird
  • 1959 Thunderbird convertible
  • 1965 Corvette
  • 1957 Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible
  • 1958 Impala with C-Kit

Larry King's Personal Life

Larry King has been married to eight times with seven women. Larry King has been in relation to many ladies and girlfriend in the past and he has also been married many times. Larry’s sexual orientation is straight and his current relational status is single.

He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952 at age 19. That union ended the following year at the behest of their parents, who reportedly had the youngsters' marriage annulled. 

CAPTION: Larry King with his current wife Shawn King SOURCE: Page Six

King had an affair with Sharon Lepore, Angie Dickinson and Billie Jean King in the past, there is no any updated information relating his dating with these ladies. In 1950, he had an affair with Freda Miller until their separation in 1953.

He has also shared a relationship with Annette Kaye stating their relationship in 1959 and ending in 1961. King was also in a relationship with Mickey Sutphin for about a year.

In 1967 he was married to Alene Akins and they attended divorce in 1972. After his divorce, he was again married to Sharon Lepore in 1976. They shared their relationship for about seven years until 1983.

He was married to Julie Alexander from 1989-1992. He married his seventh wife Shawn South in 1997. The couple married in King's Los Angeles hospital room three days before King underwent heart surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. They have two children: Chance, born March 1999, and Cannon, born in May 2000.

He has total five children namely, Cannon Edward King, Andy King, Chance Armstrong King, Chaia King, Larry King Jr.

He has maintained his health in proper condition. His bio is often searched by his fan and he is active in several social sites.

 

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