Every Star Trek’s face lights up whenever this infamous actor’s name pops up. We are talking about none other than LeVar Burton. He is a writer, artist, director, and presenter. If you don’t recognize him as Star Trek’s GeordiLa Forge you may have come across LeVar, hosting the popular child show Reading Rainbow.
There is no doubt in the fact that through his successful career in the show business he has not just earned reputation and fame but also cheques worth thousands and millions of dollars. So let’s dig deep into the life of this American celebrity and discover how much is he worth!
LeVar Burton Net Worth is around $6 million
LeVar Burton has earned a major portion of his net worth through his acting career. However, he has earned a good figure being a director, producer as well as writer. He majored in every field he stepped into.
According to some sources as of 2020, LeVar Burton’s net worth is $6 million. Irrespective of a definitive number it is quite obvious that he has built up a satisfying and luxurious lifestyle for him and his family.
Is LeVar Burton the next Alex Trebek?
There’s good news for Jeopardy! Fans while they mourn their beloved host Alex Trebek’s demise. Recently on November 10, 2020, Alex Trebek left us after serving dedicated 36 years to the popular show jeopardy! He left a legacy that is said to be taken over by the actor LeVar. People want him to see in the same spot as they believe he is the best fit for the role.
But renowned names are fighting for the same spot, for instance, champion Ken Jennings, actress Rosie Perez and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.
But in order to bring people’s support to Burton and the yearning of him being the following Jeopardy! host to a petition with almost 9,000 signatures was set up this week.
According to the petition creator
“This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producer Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!“
Wanted to be a Priest
Belonging to an army family LeVar had a grateful childhood as his mother was a social activist and father a photographer. Initially, LeVar wanted to be a priest but destiny gifted him a scholarship in drama.
His acting took a vast jump when in 1977 he debuted as an actor on the TV show called “Roots” on ABC, where he got the role of Kunta Kinte. This acted as a breakthrough for him.
As of today, LeVar holds thousands of awards out of which are 26 Emmy awards as a recognition for his remarkable acting career.