Jeff Probst Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Feb 08, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Nov 29, 2023
Find out more about Jeff Probst's family, net worth, and how he started his career.
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About Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst is a renowned American television presenter and producer. He is most recognized for his role as the host of the US version of the Emmy Award-winning reality television show 'Survivor', since 2000.

Probst's career in television extends beyond 'Survivor', having hosted 'The Jeff Probst Show'. He also hosted VH1's 'Rock & Roll Jeopardy!' and served as a correspondent for Access Hollywood.

In addition to his television work, Probst has made significant contributions to the film industry, writing and directing 'Finder's Fee', which won him awards at the Seattle International Film Festival. He is also known for his philanthropic work, founding The Serpentine Project, a non-profit organization that supports youth transitioning out of foster care.

Jeff Probst: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jeff Probst’s net worth?

Jeff Probst has an estimated net worth of at least $50 million as of 2023.

How much does Jeff Probst earn per year?

As of 2023, Jeff Probst reportedly earns $8 million per year for his role as the host of the reality television show 'Survivor'.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst is about 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Jeff Probst?

Jeff Probst was born on November 4, 1961. As of November 2023, he is 62 years old.

Childhood And Education

Jeff Probst was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Jerry and Barbara Probst. He has two brothers, Scott and Brent Probst. Probst spent his formative years in Bellevue, Washington, after his family moved there during his high school years.

He graduated from Newport High School in 1979 and later attended Seattle Pacific University. While at university, he took up roles as a producer and narrator of marketing videos at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jeff Probst’s partner?

As of 2023, Jeff Probst is married to Lisa Ann Russell, a former model and actress. Jeff Probst's wife has had small roles in movies and TV shows, including a guest appearance on 'Saved By The Bell: The College Years' in 1993.

Before marrying Jeff Probst, Lisa Ann Russell was married to actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, with whom she has two children, Michael and Ava. Jeff Probst considers them his own children, and they refer to him as 'dad'.

Prior to his marriage with Lisa Ann, Jeff Probst was married to psychotherapist Shelly Wright from 1996 to 2001. He was also in a relationship with Julie Berry, a contestant from Season 9 of 'Survivor', during 2004-2008.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jeff Probst is best known for hosting the US version of the reality television show 'Survivor', a role he has held since 2000.

His career began at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio, where he worked as a producer and narrator of marketing videos. Probst previously served as the host for a variety of shows, including FX's original half-hour show 'Backchat', 'Sound FX', a music series, and 'Rock & Roll Jeopardy!'.

Probst's most significant career breakthrough came when he was hired to host 'Survivor'. He has won numerous awards for his work on the show and his role expanded over time. As of 2023, he also serves as an executive producer and showrunner for 'Survivor'.

Probst also hosted 'The Jeff Probst Show', which was produced by CBS Television Distribution from September 2012 to May 2013. He also directed 'Finder's Fee' in 2001, which won him an award. His career is diverse, but Probst is most recognized for his work on 'Survivor', which as of March 2023, has reached its 44th season.

Charity Work

Jeff Probst founded The Serpentine Project, a charity assisting young adults transitioning from foster care to adulthood. This charity offers goal-setting, counseling, educational, and job placement support to help these individuals achieve their potential.

Jeff Probst has also been actively involved in supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through various events. He played a key role in linking the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation with the 'Survivor' TV show. The sale of 'Survivor' memorabilia has raised over $2 million for charity.

Probst contributed footwear to Soles4Souls' Spring Cleaning/Million Pair March and supported the Alliance For Children's Rights at their events. He also joined Cameo, offering personalized videos to benefit the No Kid Hungry charity.

Jeff Probst has also actively engaged in charity work outside the US, particularly in Africa, focusing on providing clean water and educational support to local communities.

What awards has Jeff Probst won?

Jeff Probst won the inaugural Emmy for Best Reality Show Host in 2008 and in 2009. He also won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for four consecutive years from 2008-2011. His directorial debut, 'Finder's Fee', also won the Best Screenplay award at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in 2001.

Other Interesting Jeff Probst Facts And Trivia

The statement "The tribe has spoken" is famously used by Jeff Probst on the show 'Survivor' to indicate when a participant is eliminated from the competition.

Jeff Probst's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Jeff Probst has a social media presence with 269,000 followers on Instagram and over 489,000 followers on X (formerly called Twitter) as of 2023.



Jeff Probst Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jeff Probst

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Wichita, Kansas



178 cm

Child Star?



Television Presenter, Producer


Seattle Pacific University

Net Worth



Lisa Ann Russell


Jerry Probst, Barbara Probst


Scott Probst, Brent Probst

Annual Earnings

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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