Phil Donahue

Phil is a famous American media personality, and he is the host of the popular TV show, which is named after him, “Phil Donahue show” this was the first talk show that included the audiences for participation; this show ended in the year 1996 after 26 years of running. He has brought to light some sensitive topics when no one dares to discuss them publicly and created a legacy when it comes to the talk shows.

Well, how well do you know about Phil Donahue? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Phil Donahue’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Phil Donahue to date.

Biography and Early Life

Phil was born on 21 December 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. He is a son to Mr. Philip Donahue, a furniture store clerk, and Mrs. Catharine, who worked as a clerk in a shoe store in the city. His full names are Philip John Donahue. However, his parents divorced while he was still young. He grew up in his hometown along with his siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Phil Donahue in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Phil Donahue’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 21 December 1935. Though, he is 6′ 0.047″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187.393 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


He was raised in a catholic family, and hence he attended st Edward high school. The congregation of the Holy Cross ran the school. He graduated as one of the members of the first graduating class in the year 1953. Afterward, he joined the University of Netro Dame. The Catholic congregation also ran the university. He graduated in 1957 with a degree in business management.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Phil got married to his first wife, Margret Cooney, in the year 1958. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 1975. The reason behind their divorce is not was not yet established.  Phil proceeded to marry actress Marlo Thomas in 1980. They are blessed with five children. The couples have been living together as a happy family. There have also been various religious differences in Phil’s views that have got mainstream media attention.

Is Phil Donahue Gay?

Phil is not gay. His sexual orientation is straight. He has had a successful marriage and blessed with five children. There have been no rumors that might suggest he is gay.

Professional Career

Phil started his career as a production assistant. Fortunately, there was a day that he was given a chance to announce the day; this was very crucial in his career life since it is here that he discovered his potential. But he did not concentrate so much but moved to a bank to do a bank check sorter job. Not long, he was given to be program director in WABJ radio.

Soon he became the stringer for the CBS Evening news. He hosted a conversation piece which he did it decently. In 1967, he left his radio job and started to host his show The Phil Donahue Show on WDTN. This show caused him to be very famous as it was a great success. It is one of the shows that has had the longest-running, running for nearly three decades at a stretch. He also worked as a contributor in The Today Show on NBC.

Phil Co-host, the TV discussion show called US-Soviet Space Bridge during the cold war. The show ran for three years and aroused mixed reactions. This mixed reaction caused him to take a hiatus and came back in 2002.


He has been very successful in his career life. This has caused his shows to win nominations and awards; he co-directed the documentary by the title Body of War. This documentary received the Oscar Nominations. He has also had 20 Emmy Awards to his name. Ten of the awards are for him being the most outstanding talk Show Host. In 1980, he was given the Peabody Award. Phil was also inducted into the Academy of Television Arts &Science Hall of fame in 1993.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phil Donahue in 2021

Phil’s hard work and determination in his career as a media personality have caused him to amaze a lot of wealth. He has long-term shows by the name “The Phil Donahue Show,” which ran for over 26 years. He has managed to amass a million worth of Fortune from his success. As of 2021, His current net worth is estimated to be $160 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has the longest-running TV show, which ran for more than 26 years.

Phil Donahue was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to an Irish catholic middle-class family. He studied properly and excelled in it. After school, he began college and began his professional career without any delay. He has achieved a lot in his life and played as a role model to many in the professional field. He has been nominated for various awards and wins several awards.

  1. Lori Schulz June 11, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Facts of Philip John Donahue

  • Gender Male
  • full namePhilip John Donahue
  • birthplaceCleveland, Ohio, united  states
  • Date of Birth December 21, 1935
  • Age 88 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religioncatholic
  • net worth$160 million
  • professionAmerican media personality, writer, film producer and the creator and host of Phil Donahue show.
  • weightIn Kilograms – 85Kg, In Pounds – 187.393 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 183 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0.047″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorGreen
  • high schoolOur lady of Angels  in Cleland, St Edward high school,

Written by Joel S. Elkins


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