ACTOR and children’s television host LeVar Burton is gearing up to be the next celebrity host of Jeopardy!.
What is LeVar Burton’s net worth?
Burton is most notably recognized as the host of the PBS Kids educational TV series Reading Rainbow, a position he held for over 23 years.
He received 12 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award as host and executive producer of the show.
Reading Rainbow was on the air for 23 seasons and won more than 2000 awards, including 26 Emmys.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Burton has amassed a $6million fortune.
When will LeVar Burton host Jeopardy!?
On April 21, Jeopardy! officially announced this season’s last round of guest-host judges.
Burton is going to be guest-hosting Jeopardy! from July 26 to July 30, 2021.
After nearly a decade of campaigning, Burton finally gets his chance to host Jeopardy!.
In 2013, LeVar Burton tweeted, “My dream job…? The new Host of #Jeapordy,” complete with the hashtag #notevenkidding.
The following day, he tweeted a link to a petition nominating him.
He said the same in 2018 “There is only one game show I’ve ever wanted to host… This Is Jeopardy!”.
Then again, during the fall of 2020: “Not gonna lie, I feel like I’ve been preparing my whole life to occupy the @Jeopardy host podium when Alex retires.”
On April 21, 2021, Burton expressed his excitement about hosting America’s game show, tweeting: “THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me.
“YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time.”
Burton won a game of Celebrity Jeopardy! in 1995.
CNBC’s Squawk On The Street co-host David Faber will host the game show after Burton from August 2 to August 6.