Art Linkletter Net Worth is$90 Million
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Profession: Presenter, Radio personality
Date of Birth: Jul 17, 1912
Nicknames: Arthur Gordon Kelly
Country: United States of America, Canada
Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality, with a net worth of $90 million. Art Linkletter built his net worth as host of House Party on CBS radio and television for 25 years. And on People Are Funny, for 19 years which aired on NBC radio-TV. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, he became a US citizen in 1942.
Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter (July 17, 1912 - May 26, 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio-TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things, which led to a series of books quoting children. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942.
Linkletter was born Gordon Arthur Kelly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In his autobiography, Confessions of a Happy Man (1960), he revealed that he had no contact with his natural parents or his sister or two brothers since he was abandoned when only a few weeks old. He was adopted by Mary (n'ee Metzler) and Fulton John Linkletter, an evangelical preacher. When he was five, his family moved to San Diego, California, where he graduated from San Diego High School at age 16. During the early years of the Great Depression, he rode trains around the country doing odd jobs and meeting a wide variety of people. In 1934, he earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State Teachers College (now San Diego State University) (SDSU), where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While attending San Diego State, he played for the basketball team and was a member of the swimming team. He had previously planned to attend Springfield College but did not for financial reasons.
In 1935 he met Miss Lois Foerster. They were married at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, November 28, 1935. Their marriage lasted until Art's death, 74 1/2 years later.
He earned a degree in teaching but took a job as a radio announcer at KGB in San Diego. Radio paid better than teaching, and Linkletter directed radio programs for fairs and expositions in the mid-1930s. In 1943, Linkletter pleaded guilty to falsely claiming U.S. citizenship; he was fined $500 and permitted to apply for citizenship. In the 1940s, Linkle

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