Monty Hall Net Worth

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Monty was educated at St. John’s High School, and after matriculating attended the University of Manitoba. He would graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemistry and zoology.

He started his radio career in 1946, moving to Toronto for more opportunities. He hosted game shows such as “Bingo at Home” and “Strike it Rich” on CBS, then also hosted NBC’s “Twenty-One”. He continued doing a lot of hosting work, becoming part of the television show “Cowboy Theater” for WRCA. He also hosted “Fun in the Morning” from 1956 up to the early 1960s. During the same time, he co-hosted the Saturday night segment of the NBC program “Monitor”. His net worth was well established.

Aside from his numerous shows, he became a radio analyst for the National Hockey League (NHL) team, the New York Rangers for the 1959 to 1960 season. Afterwards, he became the host of the game show “Video Village”, succeeding Jack Narz. He would also host the spinoff “Video Village Junior” before becoming the host of “Let’s Make a Deal”; he was responsible for developing and producing the show which had syndicated runs throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He was also credited as the executive producer of the show, and initially appeared alongside Jay Stewart and Carol Merrill.

Aside from “Let’s Make a Deal”, Monty also hosted the game show “Split Second” during its return in 1987. Other game shows he helped produce include “Chain Letter, “Masquerade Party” and “It’s Anybody’s Guess”. He also filled in for other hosts during his time on NBC, mostly working as a guest. In 2009, Hall became a creative consultant for the revival of “Let’s Make a Deal” hosted by Wayne Brady. His net worth continued to rise.

Thanks to his efforts, Hall received a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in 1973, and he was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and receiving a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars;hHe is one of three game show hosts to be part of both Hollywood and Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 1988, he was also given the prestigious Order of Canada thanks to his work all over the world, and in 2005, he received the Ralph Edwards Service Award in recognition for his work on game shows and charity.

For his personal life, it is known that Hall married distant cousin Marilyn Doreen Plottel in 1947. They became citizens of the United States two years later, and have three children. They currently reside in Beverly Hills, California.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 25, 1921
  • Place Of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Profession: Emcee
  • Education: University of Manitoba, St. John’s High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Marilyn Plottel
  • Children: Joanna Gleason, Richard Hall, Sharon Hall
  • Parents: Maurice Harvey Halperin, Rose Halperin
  • Siblings: Robert Hall
  • IMDB:
  • Nominations: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
  • Movies: Deal: Go Behind the Scenes of the Nation’s Most Controversial Game Show: Let’s Make a Deal, Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills
  • TV Shows: Let’s Make a Deal, Beat the Clock, Split Second, Video Village, Super Deal, It’s Anybody’s Guess, Trato Hecho, Twenty One, Three for the Money, Keep Talking, The All-New Let’s Make a Deal, The Joke’s on Us, Masquerade Party, Floor Show, The All New Beat the Clock, Chain Letter


  • Shares the same birthday with Regis Philbin, who’s a decade Hall’s junior.
  • He is known to be a very private man.
  • Ranked #8 on Time Life’s 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
  • Mentor of Dean Goss.
  • Despite high ratings his second incarnation of Let’s Make a Deal (1984) had been canceled, at the end of the second season, because Hall has refused to comeback. The problem began when his former announcer and sidekick co-host, Dean Goss had tried to host the show, twice, who was also well-liked, but the show was really Hall’s and Lorimar-Telepictures (now Warner Bros. Distribution) decided not to renew without Monty aboard as host.
  • He was awarded a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2002.
  • He was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 14, 1996.
  • Replaced Bob Hilton as the original host of the third incarnation of Let’s Make a Deal (1990), after Hilton got fired due to bad ratings and while he tried, Hilton didn’t seem to get the show, by the time Hall returned, it was already too late.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 24, 1973 (the day before his 52nd birthday).
  • When he was sick with laryngitis, Geoff Edwards filled in for him for one week on Let’s Make a Deal (1984).
  • Was in the stage production of “You Can’t Be Fun”, while at the University of Manitoba.
  • (March 17, 1946) Was hired at CHUM radio as a disc jockey in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Part of his Auctioneer’s process was later used for Let’s Make a Deal (1963).
  • His boss from CHUM radio in Toronto, Canada, changed Monty’s last name from Halperin to Hall, because his boss liked shorter names.
  • He was once a disc jockey at CKRC radio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Best known by the public as the host of Let’s Make a Deal (1963).
  • As of 2012, Hall serves a creative consultant on the 6th reincarnation of Let’s Make a Deal (2009) hosted by comedian Wayne Brady.
  • Hall’s favorite radio show when he was growing up was “The Happy Gang”, produced in Canada.
  • (July 27, 2005) Has appeared on the stage show of “What’s My Line?”, as a Mystery Guest with ex-Let’s Make a Deal (1963) model Carol Merrill.
  • With the encouragement of his friend, Max Freed, he returned to college with a major in political science.
  • Hall was elected President of Variety Clubs International [1975].
  • At the beginning of his second year of college, he had run out of money. So he dropped out, at age 18.
  • The Pacific Pioneers Broadcasters presented their Diamond Circle Award to him at a luncheon held at the Legendary Sportsman Lodge. [2011].
  • (August 25, 2011) Both of his fellow Canadian game show hosts Howie Mandel and Alex Trebek attended Hall’s 90th birthday party at the Los Angeles Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, California.
  • Friends with: Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Bill Cullen, Bob Eubanks, Alex Trebek, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Jim Lange, Chuck Woolery, Vicki Lawrence, Peter Marshall, Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Jamie Farr, Betty White, Allen Ludden, Bob Crane, Joan Collins, Michele Lee, Dick Clark, Tom Kennedy, Nipsey Russell, Burt Reynolds, Regis Philbin, Bea Arthur, Clint Eastwood, Ralph Edwards and Stefan Hatos.
  • Received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba (1945).
  • Attended and graduated from St. John’s High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1936, at age 14.
  • Was an avid reader from an early age.
  • His father, Maurice Halperin Sr., was a bookkeeper, who gave up working in theaters, due to his poor eyesight, and later worked in wholesale meat. His mother, Rose Rusen Halperin, was an actress, dancer, public speaker and playwright.
  • In high school, he was a sports editor for the school paper and was involved with the dramatic society.
  • Before he was a successful game show host, he served as broadcaster on both shows with Jack Benny and Fred Allen on radio, where he played all the parts during the winter season.
  • Has a couple of streets named after him; both in Cathedral City, California and in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Received the Ralph Edwards Awards for Service to Broadcasting at the Game Show Congress Convention in Los Angeles, California [2005].
  • Ranked #4 as GSN’s Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
  • Met Max Freed when he was age 19. They were friends for more than five decades.
  • He suffered from double pneumonia as a little boy.
  • Hall was honored with the Lifetime Title of International Chairman [1981].
  • Before he was a successful game show host, he worked at a butcher’s shop – where his father used to work years earlier. He also worked at a clothing factory, for $9 a week.
  • Inducted into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame on October 13, 2007. Other inductees included Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and Hugh Downs.
  • He was awarded the OC (Officer of the Order of Canada) by the Governor General of Canada on December 21, 1987 for his services to broadcasting.
  • Well known for his many philanthropic interests with organizations such as Variety Clubs.
  • Monty’s brother Robert also changed his last name from Halperin to Hall.
  • “The Monty Hall problem” is the name of a classic mathematics problem dealing with probability theory, based on a scenario similar to Hall’s work in Let’s Make a Deal (1963).
  • Former Mayor of Hollywood.
  • Father-in-law of Chris Sarandon and Todd Ellis Kessler.
  • (June 5, 2002) Fell and broke his hip during a visit to his doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
  • Hall was the host/performer and narrator of two television film shows for kids: “Cowboy Theater”, which was seen on Saturday afternoons on WRCA TV Ch. 4 in New York City from Saturday September 15, 1956 to Saturday March 2, 1957; and “Fun In the Morning”, seen on Saturday mornings on WNEW TV Ch. 5 in New York City from Saturday May 16, 1959 to Saturday September 25, 1959. Mr. Hall also hosted a kids game show: “Video Village Junior” (Kids version of The Weekday morning adults game show: “Video Village”. Hall hosted “Video Village Junior” with actress/singer and model, Eileen Barton, and announcer, Kenny Williams (Ms. Barton and Mr. Williams also served as comedy relief on the show) Saturday mornings on the CBS TV Network from Saturday September 30, 1961 to Saturday June 16, 1962.
  • Filled in as master of ceremonies on other daytime game shows on NBC (What’s This Song?, P. D. Q.) from time to time before Let’s Make a Deal (1963) moved to ABC.
  • Worked at the Canadian Wheat Board in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late 1940s and early 1950s with Ernest P. O’Dowda prior to beginning his career in television.
  • Father, with Marilyn Hall, of Joanna Gleason, Sharon Hall and Richard Hall.


  • Always asked contestants to make ever-pressing decisions as far as making deals.


Title Year Status Character
Let’s Make a Deal 2003 TV Series executive producer
Split Second 1986 TV Series executive producer
Let’s Make a Deal 1980 TV Series producer – 1980-1981
It’s Anybody’s Guess 1977 TV Series producer
The McLean Stevenson Show 1976-1977 TV Series executive producer – 3 episodes
Masquerade Party 1974 TV Series executive producer
Split Second 1972 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
Talking Pictures 1968 TV Movie producer
Your First Impression 1962 TV Series executive producer
Title Year Status Character
Providence 2001 TV Series Pageant Emcee
The Nanny 1996 TV Series Monty Hall
The Courage and the Passion 1978 TV Movie Gen. Sam Brewster
The Love Boat 1978 TV Series Harry Morrison
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Monty (segment “Love and the Man of the Year”)
Li’l Abner 1971 TV Movie
That Girl 1969 TV Series Dr. Pellman
Matinee Party 1953 TV Series Host
Floor Show 1953 TV Series Host
The Little Revue 1953 TV Series Host
Title Year Status Character
Trato Hecho 2005 TV Series
Title Year Status Character
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills 2007 Documentary source: photographs
Title Year Status Character
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills 2007 Documentary special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1973 TV Series Himself
Flip 1973 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1973 TV Series Himself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1972 TV Series Himself
The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin’ Fire Brigade 1972 TV Special Himself – Host
The Ray Stevens Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself – Host
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself – Panelist
The Big Money 1966 TV Series Himself – Host
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series Himself – Host
Video Village 1960 TV Series Himself / Host
Keep Talking 1958 TV Series Himself / Host, 1958
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood 2014 Documentary Himself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself – Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
Entertainment Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
Lunch 2012/I Documentary Himself
Let’s Make a Deal 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
When the World Breaks 2010 Documentary Himself
The Florence Henderson Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills 2007 Documentary Himself
American Dragon: Jake Long 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Girls Next Door 2005 TV Series Himself – Television Personality
Hollywood Squares 2002-2003 TV Series Himself – Panelist
The Surreal Life 2003 TV Series Himself
Let’s Make a Deal-a-thon 2001 TV Special Special Guest
That ’70s Show 2001 TV Series Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 TV Series Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself / Interviewee
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s 1997 Documentary Himself (with Art Linkletter) (uncredited)
Newton’s Apple 1993 TV Series Himself
Love & War 1993 TV Series Himself
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series Himself
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball 1992 TV Movie Himself
Let’s Make a Deal 1990 TV Series Host (1990-1991)
The Comedy Concert II 1990 TV Movie Himself
It’s Howdy Doody Time 1987 TV Special Guest
All-Star Party for Joan Collins 1987 TV Special Himself
The Child Help Benefit Special 1987 TV Movie Himself
Split Second 1986 TV Series Host
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Himself
Star’s Table 1986 TV Series Himself – Co-Host
The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 TV Movie Himself
All-Star Party for ‘Dutch’ Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds 1984 TV Movie Himself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Himself
Let’s Make a Deal 1984 TV Series Host
Those Wonderful TV Game Shows 1984 TV Special documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983 TV Movie Himself
Jennifer Slept Here 1983 TV Series Himself
The Joke’s on Us 1983 TV Series Host
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett 1982 TV Movie Himself
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980 TV Series Himself
Let’s Make a Deal 1980 TV Series Host (1980-1981)
Password Plus 1979-1980 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute 1979 TV Movie Himself
Beat the Clock 1979 TV Series Himself – Host
Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Himself – Performer
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Deal 1977 Documentary Host
It’s Anybody’s Guess 1977 TV Series Host
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1977 TV Series Himself – TV Game Show Host
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
Monty Hall’s Variety Hour 1976 TV Movie Himself – Host
Let’s Make a Deal 1963-1975 TV Series Himself – Host
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1975 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Tattletales 1974-1975 TV Series Himself
ABC Funshine Saturday Sneak Peek 1974 TV Movie Himself
Password All-Stars 1974 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
Music Country U.S.A. 1974 TV Series Himself
The Odd Couple 1973-1974 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1972-1973 TV Series Himself


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