Quick Facts of Phillip John Donahue

  • Net Worth$150 million
  • First NamePhil
  • Middle NameJohn
  • Last NameDonahue
  • CareerTV Host
  • Age86 years
  • Height1.83m
  • MotherCatherine Donahue
  • FatherPhillip Donahue
  • Wife2
  • Son4

Phil Donahue is an American TV host, writer, producer, as well as a creator. He is very famous for running the syndicated show, The Phil Donahue Show, a first talk show where the audience can participate. From his talk show, he was listed in the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars in 1996.

Short-Bio of Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue was born on December 21, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the USA as Phillip John Donahue. He is the son of Catherine McCrory(shoe Clerk) and Phillip Donahue(salesman). His parents separated when he was a child and his father remarried Marlo Thomas.

Talking about his education, he completed his schooling from St. Edward High School and joined the University of Notre Dame for his degree in Bachelors of Administration. 

Married with Marlo Thomas

The 86 years old Phil Donahue is leading a happy married life with his longtime wife, Marlo Thomas. His wife Marlo is the daughter of comedian Danny Thomas. They shared the wedding vows on May 21, 1980, after a year of a dating relationship.

Phil Donahue with his wife, Marlo Thomas
Phil Donahue with his wife, Marlo Thomas

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Prior to this, he was married to Margaret Conny in the year 1958. Te former pair shared five kids: Kevin, Michael, Daniel, Mary Rose, and James.

What is His Net Worth as of 2020?

The net worth of Phil Donahue is calculated to be around $150 million as of 2022. He has accumulated all of his worth from working in a wide array of popular TV programs.

From his million’s worth, he is living a lavish lifestyle with his wife and kids. Back in June 2013, he sold Beachside Avenue waterfront estate in Westport for $20 million. Also, the pair sold  Long Island, New York, located house for $150 million in 2006. 

Journalism Career

Phil Donahue started his career as a  broadcast journalist in 1957 working as a production assistant for the KYW television as well as radio. Then he became the stringer for the CBS Evening News. Later on, he became the anchor in the WHIO-TV. From 1963 to 1967, he hosted the show Conservation Piece in the WHIO Radio.

Phil then started his own show on the WLW-D TV, The Phil Donahue Show and also contributed on The Today Show from 1979 to 1988. Three years later, he became a co-host on a CNBC show.

For 7 years, he was on a hiatus but in 2002, he returned to MSNBC with a show, Donahue. It was canceled a year later. He was the producer for a documentary, Body of War.