Meet Matthew Trebek, the only son of the popular game show host Alex Trebek.
On Nov 8, 2020, after battling stage IV pancreatic cancer, Alex peacefully passed away at home surrounded by “family and friends”. With over 30 years of experience hosting the popular quiz show Jeopardy, Alex was one of the big names in the United States.
Now, carrying the household name is his son, Matthew Trebek. Here is everything you need to know about him over this wiki.
Biography — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Matthew Trebek was born on Feb 3, 1991. That made him 29 years old when his father Alex passed away at the age of 80.
Corresponding to his birthday, Matthew is of Aquaris zodiac.
Matthew Trebek Wiki — Parents, Siblings, Hometown
Matthew Trebek was born to parents Alex Trebek and Jean Currivan Trebek.
Although his father, Alex was married two times, he bears no biological children with his first wife, Elaine Trebek Kares. However, during his first marriage from 1974 to 1981, Alex adopted Elaine’s daughter Nicky.
Later, after Alex got married to his second wife Jean in 1990; Matthew and his three-year-little sister Emily were welcomed into this world.
So, in the line for Alex’s stunning fortune are the three siblings; Nicky, Matthew, and Emily.
Matthew was raised in his hometown in southern California. Attending an Episcopalian day school, Campbell Hall, Matthew spent the day from kindergarten to graduation in 2009 there. Because of this, Matthew shared that the school was his “second home” and his classmates were “like family.”
He especially thanked his 8th-grade Spanish teacher, Mrs. Pozzi for dealing with “rascal” nature and giving him “great life advice along with just old-fashioned good conversation.”
Also, he played football, baseball, and soccer during his high school years. Reportedly, in his senior year, Matthew played in the wide receiver and free safety positions on the football team.
Trivia: One of Matthew’s favorite classes to attended was “ceramics class.”
For higher education, Matthew joined Fordham University and graduated in 2015.
Little info on Matthew’s mother, Jean Currivan: She is 23 years younger than Alex and a former Real Estate manager. Also, she invested in Matthew’s business in 2016. According to Matthew,
“I’m much more like my mom. My mom and I are much more reserved and shy, and my dad and my sister are a little more outgoing and want to be the entertainment people.”
Matthew Trebek Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Mentioning his distinct features, Matthew is a handsome man with a triangular face. However, some may comment about his weirdly shaped nose.
Also, Matthew Trebek stands tall at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm) and weighs 84 kg (185 lbs)
Social Media Reach: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
As of November 2020, Matthew had 258 followers on his Instagram @matthew.trebek. He didn’t seem active over it, as he had 0 posts and 72 following.
Find him on Facebook @matt.trebek. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find his Twitter account.
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Matthew Trebek Net Worth, Job, Restaurants
Matthew Trebek’s net worth was over $5 million in 2020. However, this would soon shoot up as he was entitled to his father Alex Trebek’s stunning net worth of $75 million. Also, we included the $2 million Harlem townhouse that his father bought him in 2015 to his net worth.
Talking about his job, Matthew is a restauranter. He owned three restaurants in In Harlem, New York.
His first restaurant, Oso, was opened in May 2016. It was his appreciation for Mexican street food by going to farmer’s markets throughout his childhood that inspired him to open his own Mexican restaurant.
Also, he shared that his father was initially skeptical about his choice. But after seeing Matthew and his business partner, Nodar Mosiashvili working towards it, he jumped got on board.
After his success with Oso, Matthew later opened two more establishments; Lucille’s (coffee shop, cocktail bar, and event space) and a take-out pizza shop, Pizza By Lucille’s. The restaurant was named after his loving grandmother, Lucille.
Matthew shared that he had no desire to leave Harlem. Moreover, he may even open another space up there. His wish to stay there came from “hometown, familiarity, loyal and friendly customers.”
His key to success is “consistency in food” and “having happy staff.”
Matthew Trebek Wife, Married, Girlfriend
There was no information if Matthew Trebek had a girlfriend or a wife in 2020. Some sources indicate that he wasn’t married at the time of writing this article.
Also, this might not be the appropriate time to ask him about his dating life. Matthew was mourning the loss of this dear father and we just hope that he had someone to lean on to.
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Last modified: November 9, 2020