|Profession||TV Show Host|
|Age||56 years old|
|Birth Date||October 29, 1964|
|Birth Place||Toorak, Victoria|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020||US$50 – 60 million|
As someone who has been working nonstop from the age of fourteen, people do want to know the net worth of Eddie McGuire. Eddie was one of the youngest sports statisticians. After all, he is known for his work ethic in the field of media and sports. After joining the sports organization and working with game and player statistics, Eddie made a name for himself in the sports media at such young age. He never missed a given opportunity. Working in the media industry, he works as a columnist, journalist, reporter, TV presenter, and show host. He is also a businessman and a CEO.
Eddie is also the President of the Collingwood Football Club in Australia. He is a personality all football people and fans know and keep track of. Being a teenager, he had to fund his education by himself as his mother was unable to earn money due to sickness. Him getting a scholarship to college, his brother got him a job at a sports media house so he can help himself. Since then, he has loved working and started pushing himself for more good things in his career. His hard work has definitely paid off.
The Beginning of Eddie’s Media Career
In the year 1978, Eddie started working at The Herald. He worked as a cricket reporter. By the year 1982, he was also working as a statistician for Australian rules football. He began working reporting for the Network Ten. By 1993, he was promoted to the Nine Network. He hosted a lot of programs at Nine Network. His work got him the position of the Network’s CEO by 2006. He produced his own show called the Footy Show. He even resigned from his CEO position so he could focus on his show. He began the show in the year 1994 and went don’t produce and host the show till 2007.
With his amazing hold on his hosting ability, he went on to be the host of the show Australian version of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, called the Millionaire Hot Seat. He also co-hosted the morning show The Hot Breakfast with Luke Darcy. After getting done with all the media things he could do to make people love and praise him, he got an amazing offer from the Football world of Australia. Becoming an official football club in the Australian Football League in the year 1892, Collingwood Football Club needed a president for them. The owner of the club, Mark Anderson, found Eddie McGuire to be the perfect person for the role.
The Net Worth Of Eddie McGuire
Estimating the net worth of Eddie McGuire, it falls around $55 million. He has produced and hosted a good number of shows with good ratings. His annual income is reported to be somewhere around $3.5 million. Other than the high salary, he owns a villa in Melbourne, which is estimated to be around $11 million. He also owns a one-of-a-kind house in the suburbs of Victoria. His Melbourne house caught fire back in 2001. He reportedly spent millions to renovate the house Georgian-style. The house has wide space and has a swimming pool and tennis court.
The Controversy On Eddie’s Resignation
After leading the team for 22 years, Eddie stepped down for the president position of the club earlier this year. On asked about his resignation, he said that he did it willingly. He revealed that it was becoming too much for him, and he had to do something. He has dedicated his life to AFL football and the Collingwood Football Club, so he didn’t want to ruin it by stretching for too long. There are speculations that he was asked to step down as there were some internal reports of racism at the club.
President of the supporter’s group of Collingwood Fans Care, Toby Hemingway, called and pointed out the Eddie on the racism reports. After the news of the president stepping down came, he said that there’s a lot of work to be done. The first step is the acknowledgment of the pattern of racism and not just incidents. We need to understand the pattern.