Eddie McGuire is an Australian television presenter and AFL commentator. He is the current host of Millionaire Hot seat, a TV program on Channel Nine, and he is one of the contemporary and finest Australian broadcasters and businessman. McGuire is the current president of Collingwood Football Club.
Eddie McGuire’s net worth is $55 million. His earnings come from his diverse positions on different television networks all over Australia as a broadcaster, sports commentator, and TV program and Game hosts.
Having been in the media light for a long time, Eddie McGuire has won viewers and listeners’ hearts with his professional presentation as a television host and journalist. Like other presenters, McGuire has had his share of controversies, but he has thrived on them and remains the finest Australia has produced. This article gives a rundown of Eddie McGuire’s age, wife, house and net worth.
Eddie Mcguire was born Edward Joseph Mcguire on 29 October 1964 in Broadmeadows, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. His parents Edward Mcguire Sr. and Bridget Brennan were low-income earners who strived hard to give Mcguire and his siblings the best upbringing. Mcguire had three siblings, an elder brother Frank, Evelyn (elder sister) and Brigette, his younger sister. Mcguire attended St. Kilda, known as Christian Brothers’ College, after earning a scholarship following his elder brother’s path.
Early Media Career
McGuire began his journey in the media world from 1978 – 1982 through his elder brother Frank’s assistance. Frank facilitated his kid brother’s employment as Australian Rules Football statistician and cricket reporter for a top newspaper firm.
In his final year, lucky shone on him while he worked as a sports reporter for ‘Channel 10’ before he landed a full time at Nine Network. His skills manifested in his role as the host of a sports variety program. His role got expanded, and he became the host of The Footy Show in 1994. This was his media career breakthrough. He remained the show host for eleven years. From there, he landed other show hosting roles.
Media Career Growth
Before then, on 19 October, 1998, he was chosen as the president of the Collingwood Football Club, an Australian Rules Football Club; a position he occupies till today. The success of Collingwood in the AFL Grand Final replay with St. Kilda in 2010 got McGuire emotional.
McGuire began hosting the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 18 April, 1999. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It is a successful, globally franchised television game show. He remained the show host for seven years until its temporary suspension in 2005. The same year, he was elected as a representative for Victoria at the Constitutional Convention leading to Australia Republic Referendum in 1999, which was relatively unsuccessful.
With each show or television program successfully hosted, McGuire warms the heart of his viewers and critics alike. He hosted Logie Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2005 as a co-host for the latter. The year 2006 saw McGuire named the next CEO of the ‘Nine Network’ as David Gyngell’s successor. The appointment meant he had to forgo his The AFL Footy Show and AFL commentary momentarily.
However, his tenure as Nine Network boss was short-lived. Cost-cutting measures of downsizing of staff marred his tenure. Most of the employees complained about the way McGuire treated them. It got out of hand when an affidavit, written by Mark Llewellyn, leaked. By forcing dramatic pay-cuts and removing some show hosts and co-host damaged McGuire’s reputation of being the right person to fix and manage Nine Network.
On 30 June 2007, McGuire resigned from his position as Nine Network CEO and returned to his on-screen career. He became the host of the quiz show ‘1 vs. 100’. McGuire temporarily hosted some episodes of ‘A Current Affair.’ by 2009, McGuire hosted a telethon for victims of ‘Black Saturday Bushfires’ that is the Victorian Bushfires. In April that year, he became the host of the television quiz, ‘Millionaire Hot Seat,’ which still runs to date.
Following the successful hosting of the 2009 telethon, McGuire hosted another telethon in 2011, in a broadcast to help the ‘2010-2011 Queensland Flood’ victims. McGuire served as a radio presenter at ‘Triple M’ radio during the 2012 London Olympics. He co-hosted the opening and closing ceremonies with Leila Mckinnon. Their commentary received negative reviews of being riddled with spoilers, bogus and disparaging remarks.
Due to a drop in The Footy Show rating following Sam Newman’s infamous ‘silent protest’ on the show, McGuire returned to replace the sacked Craig Hutchison and attempt to salvage the situation.
Eddie McGuire: net worth
Eddie McGuire is estimated to worth $55 million. He has annual earnings of $3.5 – 4 million. The majority of his earnings are from his television, radio, show appearances and as AFL commentator.
Eddie McGuire: age, height and achievements
Eddie McGuire is 55 years old, and his next birthday is on 29 October. He is 1.83m tall. In 2001, McGuire was honoured by the AFL with the ‘Australian Sports Medal’ for his contribution to the nation’s football.
In 2005, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the community through welfare organizations and to broadcasting. He also received an honorary doctorate from the RMIT University on 17 May, 2013.
Eddie McGuire: wife, house and family
Eddie McGuire is married to Carla Galloway. They got married in 1997, and they have two sons Joseph and Alexander.
McGuire currently lives in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. His Toorak mansion costs him $11 million after several months of searching for an apartment. The former owner of the mansion is Ian Hicks. Eddie McGuire lost his mum Bridget known as Bridie Monday 3rd August, 2020.
To lose weight, McGuire employed the services of a Chinese herbalist, Dr. Shuquan Liu. McGuire confessed to having lost 15 kg pounds in three weeks thanks to the Chinese diet program. Following this, the diet program was found controversial, and Dr. Shuquan Liu was suspended.
Eddie McGuire: Controversies
McGuire has been at the center of some controversial racial comments. In 2013, he condemned the racist verbal attack on Adame Goodes by a 13-year-old Collingwood fan. In a later comment on-air, he referred to Adams Goodes as King King. The backlash of his words forced him to resign his position as Collingwood president, but Collingwood board stopped him from doing so with their support.
He was also accused of making an anti-semitic joke on the game show Millionaire Hot Seat when he made a joke on a contestant Jewish and Scottish background. In March 2019, he received a backlash as he made a comment that seemed to mock a double amputee Cynthia Banham.