Phil Keoghan Net Worth
Phil Keoghan, born and raised in New Zealand, boasts an estimated net worth of $16 Million. He is best known as the host and producer for The Amazing Race on CBS since 2001 and has won multiple Emmy awards as a result of this role. Additionally, Phil also hosts Tough as Nails reality competition that highlights hard workers such as gold miners and builders; additionally he writes books and has sponsored “No Opportunity Wasted” products with this name as his theme.
Born May 31, 1967, in Lincoln, a satellite town of Christchurch in New Zealand. His father was a scientist while his mother was a nurse; as part of his father’s career in Antigua and Canada he spent much of his early life living away from Christchurch but returned there later for high school education; graduating from St Andrew’s College Christchurch later. Andrew Keoghan Cooper is his older brother while Ruth Keoghan Cooper works as a life coach.
As a child, he became highly interested in filmmaking and would create his own movies using a Super 8 camera. Later he attended University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts to further study film. Following graduation he worked for television companies in New Zealand presenting children’s show Spot On and reporting for That’s Fairly Interesting shows respectively.
Early in his career, he immigrated to the US and joined CBS Sports. While covering the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan as part of their coverage team. From then onwards he served as correspondent on morning shows before landing the job as host for The Amazing Race which became a global cultural phenomenon, seen across over 100 countries worldwide.
He is also the co-creator and host of Tough as Nails, a reality competition featuring hard workers like gold miners and builders. Additionally, he has written No Opportunity Wasted about his desire to live life to its fullest after experiencing near death at age 19. Since then he has accomplished several exciting goals on his bucket list such as breaking the bungee jumping record and diving underwater caves; even appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share this journey.
In 2004, he co-created the television show No Opportunity Wasted, taking its name and basic mantra from his book. Additionally, he published 8 Ways to Make Life Yours in addition to numerous interviews on talk shows. Louise Rodrigues with whom he currently resides and whom they share a daughter named Elle.