Mike Richards Biography

Mike G. Richards is a passionate television producer and personality from the United States. He is well-known in his field for the abilities that he had acquired over course of time. Through his experiences, he had developed the unique skill of locating the perfect opportunity and the right people. If we believe the reports, then he is in the final phase of negotiations to get the permanent host position of Jeopardy!

Early Life

Mike Richards was born on July 5, 1975, in Burbank, California, in the United States. There are no inputs provided by him regarding his parents and siblings. Also, mainstream media so far didn’t provide any feedback as well. Thus, if we get any updates then we will post them here regarding the same. Since he was a child, he has had a strong interest in both acting in plays and organizing productions. His favorite interests included reading literature and traveling, both of which he enjoyed doing.

Mike Richards Career

Mike Richards’ professional career began shortly after he became the second host of Beauty and the Geek and went on to produce a number of game programs, including Weakest Link. Richards was the executive producer of The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal until the end of the 2018–19 season, and he was a candidate to host. Before Drew Carey was cast in The Price Is Right, the show was called The Price Is Right. Richards presented the GSN and Network’s Dividend. Richards departed both shows in 2019 to join Sony Pictures Television, where he was assigned to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? as a co-executive producer along with Jimmy Kimmel, the show’s presenter, and Michael Davies for the eight-episode season in 2019–20.

He has spent more than 4000 hours producing television game shows throughout his career. Richards took over as executive producer of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for the 2020–21 season after Harry Friedman retired. After the death of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek in 2020, Richards stepped in as a guest host for two weeks. On February 22, 2021, he made his debut as a guest host. Richards began “advanced negotiations” to become the permanent host in August 2021. If this goes as per his expectations, then we will soon see him filling the shoes of Alex Trebek but, it would be quite difficult to replace his legacy.

Social Media

Mike Richards is now active on Instagram under the moniker @mrichtv, where he has 7,788 followers and 142 followings after posting 67 times. He has also been active on Twitter since October 2012, where he currently has 4,773 followers and 105 followings.

Mike Richards Biography

Real Name Micheal G. Richards
Birth Date July 5, 1975
Age (as of 2021) 46 Years
Birth Place Burbank, California, USA
Nationality American
Profession Television Producer & Personality
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds – 167.5 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Slim




School Flintridge Preparatory School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is his wife? Stephanie Richards
Children Two

Personal Life

Mike is married to Stephanie Richards, a stunning woman and they have two sons. They are content in their lives and spend a lot of time together, particularly on weekends. They were seen viewing a movie together at the theatre a few days ago. Apart from this, Mike is really close to Alex’s wife Jean because, at the time of Alex’s demise, he was there to provide his support.

Mike Richards Net Worth

Mike Richards has a total net worth of three million dollars, which he has accumulated entirely through his dedication and hard work in his job as a television production executive. He is totally devoted to his work and career.


  • Immediately upon the death of Alex Trebek from pancreatic cancer, Mike Richards assumed control of Jeopardy!
  • Mike Richards’ wife’s father is a car broker, and Mike Richards himself works in the industry.
  • Richards debuted the GSN reincarnation of The Pyramid in 2012 and the network’s Divided in 2016–17, both of which were directed by Richards.

2 thoughts on “Mike Richards Biography”

  1. Please, please, please do not become the next permanent Jeopardy host. I do like you but I do not think you are the best person for the job, no offense. I just believe there are folks better suited for the position. Have you looked into Brooke Burns? What about Anderson Cooper? I like Ken Jennings but it seems as if he’d rather be doing ‘Master Minds’ and ‘The Chase’ and he’s stated he likes subbing but does not want to be full timer. How about Mayim Bialik, she would also be a wonderful choice? Also, please no Buzzy. The current champ (Matt Amodio) might also be a good choice.


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