PIERS MORGAN has built up an incredible wealth due to his regular TV spots such as host of Good Morning Britain and interview show Life Stories.
The highly-opinionated character left Good Morning Britain on March 9, 2021 – but he will not be short of funds.
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How old is Piers Morgan?
Piers Morgan was born March 30, 1965.
He is a British journalist and television personality.
He began his journalism career in Fleet Street as a writer and ended up as an editor for several tabloid papers, including The Sun, News of the World and the Daily Mirror.
In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch.
This made him the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in more than half a century.
Standing at just over six feet tall, Piers has a good few inches on his regular Twitter sparring partner Lord Alan Sugar.
What is Piers Morgan’s net worth?
Piers has an estimated net worth of £14.4million.
He has amassed this fortune largely down to the ITV shows he has appeared on – while he was previously the owner of the Press Gazette.
The former The Sun and News of the World editor also has a healthy property portfolio worth around £8.9m with homes in London, East Sussex and Los Angeles.
What was Piers Morgan’s salary on GMB?
The TV presenter was reportedly earning around £1.1million a year for hosting Good Morning Britain.
Piers has also appeared on a number of other ITV shows, having previously pocketed around £1.44m per annum for his Piers Morgan Tonight programme.
He has held interviews with a range of celebrities, including a rare one-on-one with Cristiano Ronaldo.
What are his most famous public feuds?
Piers is known for being very opinionated – and he doesn’t hold much back, even with celebrities.
In 2019, he accused Little Mix of using nudity to sell records, which landed him in trouble with 22-year-old singer Ariana Grande.
The journalist also accused Lady Gaga of only disclosing her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder for her own personal benefit – which caused outrage on Twitter.
Author JK Rowling also found herself in the midst of a feud with Piers – in a Twitter argument which led Morgan to say: “This is why I’ve never read a single word of Harry Potter.”
In 2016, the journalist attacked celebrity Kim Kardashian West for sharing a nude photo, asking if she needed him to buy her some clothes.
But Kardashian rebuked: “Hey @piersmorgan never offer to buy a married woman clothes. That’s on some Ashley Madison type s***.”
One of Piers’ long-standing and most public feuds is with billionaire businessman Lord Alan Sugar – and the two men frequently attack each other on Twitter.
The TV presenter has also had many verbal tussles with GMB weather presenter Alex Beresford.
And he resigned from Good Morning Britain after walking off the set following an argument with the weatherman surrounding the Meghan Markle interview in March 2021.
What TV shows has Piers Morgan been on?
Piers was the main host on Good Morning Britain between 2015 and 2021, where he often shared his opinions from Monday to Wednesday on ITV at 6am until 8.30am.
He also had stints as one of the judges on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent where he helped to launch the careers of stars including Susan Boyle.
Piers has also fronted a number of his own shows, including his Piers Morgan On… series and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
He famously made friends with President Donald Trump after winning the US celebrity version of The Apprentice.
On January 25, 2018, it was revealed that Piers had interviewed the President for an exclusive ITV interview.
Piers also interviewed Lorenzo Gilyard as part of the Serial Killer With Piers Morgan programme on ITV.
On June 6, 2019, Piers Morgan appeared on Question Time and a primary school was caught out calling him a “fascist pig” on Twitter.
Has Piers Morgan interviewed Trump?
Yes! – In a major coop for the journalist, Piers interviewed Donald Trump.
In an interview aired on GMB on May 5, 2019, Piers chatted with the President – all things from politics to Harry and Meghan, after she allegedly snubbed him.
In the wide-ranging interview the US President:
- Revealed he met Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove on Monday, June 3, 2019 while in the UK on a state visit
- Insisted he never meant to insult Harry’s wife when he criticised Meghan’s “nasty” comments about him
- Did a U-turn on the NHS – saying it would now NOT be on the table in trade deals
- Revealed how he “listened” to Prince Charles on climate change and liked his passion for saving the planet
- Praised the “great rapport” he had with the Queen and said they spoke for an hour and a half – but was tight lipped about the details
- Said Ronald Reagan was his favourite President and Winston Churchill was a “hero”
And to finish off the sit-down chat, Piers even gifted the Potus with his very own Churchill-style homburg hat.
What’s his relationship with Meghan Markle?
He claimed the pair were friends back in 2016, recalling a time when he shared a couple of drinks with Meghan.
Piers said: “I had a couple of pints of real ale and she had dirty martinis.
“She said afterwards in the cab ‘I had a great time. Love to see you again.’ It was purely platonic I hasten to add.
“She went in that cab that night to a party Prince Harry was at and the next night she went on the date with him. I never heard from her again. Ever.
“I don’t like people that behave like that. It’s kind of rude. It showed me that she, I’m afraid, is probably a bit of social climber.”
Piers added that he “got to know her quite well” over the two-year period, adding they “would message each other a lot, email a lot”.
Unimpressed with the Duchess’ treatment of him, he added: “Good luck to Harry. I hope he knows what he’s doing.
“If it all goes wrong don’t come try crying to me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Piers has launched a series of attacks on the Duchess since the revelation they’d already met before.
His latest remarks led his departure from Good Morning Britain, after a spat with Alex Beresford, saw him storm off the set.
The TV presenter had remarked that he didn’t “believe a word” Meghan Markle said during her interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 8.
In the interview, the Duchess of Sussex had revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time in the UK with the Royal Family.
Following his resignation, Piers reaffirmed what he had said on GMB, tweeting he still doesn’t believe Meghan and “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on”.
Who is Piers Morgan’s wife?
In 1991, Piers married Marion Shalloe, but they got divorced in 2008.
The former couple have three sons.
In 2010, Piers married Celia Walden, a feature writer and newspaper columnist and the daughter of George Walden, the former Conservative MP.
What children does he have?
Piers has four children, Albert Douglas, Spencer William, Stanley Christopher and Elise.
Albert, Spencer and Stanley are all from Piers’ first marriage to Marion.
While Elise – born in 2011 – is from his current marriage to Celia.
Spencer made headlines when he falsely announced he would be heading into the Love Island villa.
And Albert was in the news after his dad demanded he switches to football following a rugby injury.
What football team does Piers Morgan support?
Piers claims to be a fan of Arsenal football club.
But he has also been an outspoken critic of the entire club.
He was very opinionated about Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger on social media and on the radio, and called for his sacking.
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