John Tesh is an American entertainer and entrepreneur widely known in the entertainment business for his songwriting, composing of pop music and various hosting consistent gigs on radio and television networks. He anchored NBC programs, which twice included the Summer Olympics. He has his own hugely successful radio show.
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Tesh was born on July 9, 1952, and brought up in Long Island in the house of a nurse (his mother) and a textile chemist (his father). He completed schooling from Garden City High and was a member of the orchestra group, having an innate talent for music, playing the piano since age six. He garnered degrees in communication and music from the North Carolina State University.
He took a course on media at North Carolina while correspondingly working under Rick Dees at WKIX-AM/Raleigh in the 1970s. He continued working as a local news anchor in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Central Florida.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 9 July 1952, John Tesh is 68 years old as of today’s date 5th October 2020. His height is 1.98 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Tesh has hosted one of the most syndicated radio shows in the US with The John Tesh Show. Many of his radio hits peaked at number one. He performed the role of an investigative journalist for the CBS network and served as an anchor on Entertainment Tonight for ten years.
He hosted and composed music for the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He has composed the theme song for the NBA BasketBall, which has since then received widespread acclaim.
Popular for amalgamating music with story-telling, he provides a unique concert experience. He has raised millions for charity through his live concerts, including ‘Live at Red Rocks’ concert.
Tesh has acted in shows like Star Trek, The Next Generation, and Santa Barbara. He has also authored the book “Intelligence for Your Life,” released in 2007.
Awards & Achievement
Tesh has garnered six Emmys and multiple gold records. He is a two-time Grammy-nominated composer. His records have sold eight million times over.
Tesh was given the Syndicated Personality award by Radio and Records Magazine for his ever dynamic radio show in 2007. He has also won a Keyboard Magazine Award and an Associated Press Award. His radio show weekly reaches over 300 radio stations to ten million listeners. He has also done seven Public Television Specials.
Net Worth & Salary of John Tesh in 2020
As of October 2020, John Tesh’s net worth is around $40 million. Tesh has accumulated his fortunes through diverse fields of entertainment owing to his versatility of skill and acumen. Throughout his long career, he has maintained a steady balance in revenue, performing as the recording artist, composer, broadcasting host, songwriter, and TV anchor. His fortune is powered by his decades-long stint as the host of his own radio show and from his NBA deal, which is syndicated by Teshmedia.
John Tesh’s career has burgeoned over two decades, succeeding to this day. Tesh believes his passion drives him as a musician and media protagonist. Despite undergoing immense cancer treatment, he continues to tour, playing his iconic hits to thousands of fans even now.