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Who Was Michael Parkinson? UK’s ‘king of the chat show’, dies aged 88

Who Was Michael Parkinson? UK's 'king of the chat show', dies aged 88

Sir Michael Parkinson, one of United Kingdom’s most famous presenters and talk show hosts, has died aged 88 and he leaves behind his wife Maria and three children. He was an English TV host, broadcaster, journalist and author. From 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007 he presented his own talk show, Parkinson, as well as other talk shows and programs in England and abroad.

His death marked the end of an era in British television and left a void that will never be fulfilled. His family has asked for the privacy and time to grieve. Michael Parkinson’s net worth is around 15 million US dollars at the time of his death. Here we will share Michael Parkinson 1935-2023 Biography, we will tell you about his early life, reason death, his net worth.

Who was Michael Parkinson?

Sir Michael Parkinson was a British television presenter, journalist, and broadcaster. He was born on March 28, 1935, in Cudworth, Yorkshire, England and Died 16 August 2023 in Bray, Berkshire, England. His father’s name was John William Leonard Parkinson, and his mother’s name was Freda M. Parkinson. He has a brother named Fred Parkinson. To get education he attended Barnsley Grammar School and later studied journalism at the University of London.

He then started his journalism career by working for local newspapers and radio stations. Michael Parkinson was best known for his long and successful career hosting the talk show Parkinson and he hosted this show from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. CBE was an iconic figure who had graced the screens for generations, maintaining his popularity even as the TV evolved from black-and-white broadcasts to the colorful digital age.

Michael Parkinson Bio, Parents, Wife, Children, Siblings

Real NameSir Michael Parkinson CBE
Nick Name:Michael Parkinson
Birth Place:Cudworth, Yorkshire, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday:28 March 1935
Age/How Old:88 years old 
Date of death16 August 2023
ParentsJack Parkinson, Freda Rose Parkinson
WifeMary Parkinson (m. 1959)
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Education:Barnsley Grammar School
Zodiac Sign:Aries
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Kids/Children Name:Michael Parkinson Jr, Andrew Parkinson, Nicholas Parkinson
Profession:presenter, broadcaster, journalist and author
Net Worth:$15 Million
Who Was Michael Parkinson? UK's 'king of the chat show', dies aged 88

Michael Parkinson, UK’s ‘king of the chat show’, dies aged 88

Michael Parkinson, a veteran British talk show host whose career spanning decades has interviewed some of the world’s most famous people, has died at the age of 88, his family announced on Thursday 17 August 2023. His BBC Parkinson’s show, first broadcast in June 1971, made him famous. He died after a long illness and now people will remember him for his great presenting skills.

Michael Parkinson- Career

After completing his education he started journalism and has been consistent throughout his career, becoming one of the most sought-after journalists. After 2 years in the Army Michael Parkinson he did journalism for the Manchester Guardian (The Guardian) before getting the job to Daily Express in London. He started his tv career as a tv host and reporter and his television career spanned for around 70 years. He did several interviews on his long-running chat show. His famous guests included; Among others Sir Billy Connolly, Muhammad Ali, Sir Elton John, Madonna and Dame Helen Mirren.

Michael Parkinson- Net worth

Michael Parkinson was in love with television and found the love of his life working for a television company. Yes, he is also married to someone who was a TV presenter. Famous broadcaster Michael Parkinson has a net worth of $15 million. According to news, the estimated net worth of the most popular broadcaster, Michael Parkinson, is around $15 million and earned more than $24 million as a British TV personality over the last 50 years. Michael Parkinson donated most of his income to various UK charities. Michael Parkinson is known for his faith, he was known for his principles and that’s why he quit his job.

Michael Parkinson Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2023$15.0 Million
Net Worth in 2022$14.0 Million
Net Worth in 2021$13.0 Million
Net Worth in 2020$12.0 Million
Net Worth in 2019$12.5 Million
Net Worth in 2018$11.0 Million

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