Phil Keoghan is a New Zealand television personality know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary
|Birthdate ( Age)||31 May 1967|
|Place of Birth||Lincoln, New Zealand|
|Parents||John Keoghan, Elizabeth Keoghan|
|Education||St Andrew’s College, Christchurch|
|Profession||New Zealand television personality|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
Philip John Keoghan is a New Zealand television personality, best known for hosting the American version of The Amazing Race on CBS, since its 2001 debut.
He also co-created and hosts the American reality competition television program Tough as Nails which debuted on CBS on 8 July 2020.
Early Life and Family
Keoghan was born in Lincoln, a satellite town of Christchurch, New Zealand.Due to his father’s career, Keoghan spent a considerable part of his childhood in Antigua and Canada.His family had returned to Christchurch by the time he was in high school,and following that, he attended St Andrew’s College, Christchurch.
John Keoghan, Phil’s father, is an agricultural scientist involved with conservation in New Zealand.Keoghan’s brother Andrew was a television reporter on Television New Zealand’s One News and is a successful jazz singer. His sister, Ruth Keoghan Cooper, specialises in coaching, training and development programmes for professional women who wish to combine careers with motherhood
Phil Keoghan Wife
Keoghan currently with wife Louise Keoghan and the couple have a Daughter named Elle. Louise is an Australian-born television producer & director and co-creator of No Opportunity Wasted and Tough as Nails. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California. They also have homes in Matarangi on the Coromandel Peninsula, and in Westport.
Phil Keoghan Net Worth
Philip John Keoghan is a New Zealand television personality has an estimated Net Worth around $16 Million in 2021.While his Tough as Nails salary is not revealed, he apparently earned $100 thousand per episode as a host of The Amazing Race. Plus, he hosted and created No Opportunity Wasted, for which he won seven Emmy Awards.
While completing a TV cameraman apprenticeship, Keoghan successfully auditioned for the New Zealand children’s show Spot On at age 19. After a series of further presenter work in New Zealand television, including as a reporter on That’s Fairly Interesting, he, at 23, and his wife Louise left for the United States after his show Keoghan’s Heroes was picked up by a U.S. network.
Keoghan originally auditioned for the host of Survivor. Though on its shortlist, the CBS network ultimately chose Jeff Probst for Survivor, and offered Keoghan the hosting duties for The Amazing Race.Keoghan has been host for the show from its inception and also serves as a producer. He currently has a contract extending for “several years” following The Amazing Race 18 in 2011 that will allow him to also develop other shows for CBS.
Shortly after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Keoghan visited his hometown to ensure his family was safe but also to record segments for The Early Show to implore viewers to provide aid to the New Zealand Red Cross and to promote continued tourism, a fundamental part of New Zealand’s economy, to the country.At the same time, he participated in recording Air New Zealand’s new safety video for its domestic jet fleet.Keoghan has hosted over 1,000 different programme episodes.
Keoghan later came across information about Harry Watson, an early 20th century New Zealand cyclist that formed a team of four to become the first English-speaking team to ride in the Tour de France in 1928.He and his riding partner Ben Cornell completed the ride in 2013, with their progress filmed by Keoghan’s wife Louise and others. The footage was assembled for another film called Le Ride, which premiered in the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch at the New Zealand Film Festival in July 2016.
For his hosting of The Amazing Race, Keoghan was nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in the second year of the award’s creation but lost to Jeff Probst of Survivor.