Piers Morgan is a broadcaster, journalist, writer, and newspaper editor from England. The famous star has also appeared on many Television shows. Let’s get to know more about the popular star.
Piers Morgan was born Piers Stefan O’Meara on March 30, 1965, in Surrey, England. He moved to Newick. Sussex, England when he was young. After a few months of his birth, his family moved to Sussex where he was brought up. He was born into a Catholic family. His father was a dentist. He died when he was just 11 months old. His mother got married to another man named Glynne Pughe-Morgan. Piers had his stepfather’s surname. He enrolled in the Chailey School and studied journalism as his major at Harlow College.
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Morgan made his debut in the entertainment industry by joining the South London News as a reporter. He also started freelancing at The Sun. He moved to the Sun full time and started writing newspaper news in a tabloid. He wrote the column “Bizarre” column. Morgan was not a fan of movies or pop music and was not very friendly with the stars.
He was often spotted with Madonna, David Bowie, Sylvester Stallone, Paul McCartney, and many other famous people and his pictures with these famous celebs went viral. He worked as the editor of the News of the World. He joined the post by Rupert Murdoch. He became the youngest editor and worked at the national newspaper at the age of 29. He was famous for being insensitive towards celebrities’ privacy.
He quit the News of the World after he published photos of Catherine Victoria Lockwood. She was the wife of Charles, Earl Spencer, at that time. He printed their pictures which were against the editors’ code of conduct.
Morgan took the job of editor and joined the Daily Mirror. He was fired from The Daily Mirror because he refused to apologize for publishing the photos of the British soldiers attacking the Iraqi civilians.
He appeared on the show “America’s Got Talent” with Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff as a judge. He also judged “Britain’s Got Talent” with Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden. He wrote several columns and joined the Mail on Sunday Event magazine.
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Morgan got married to Marion Shalloe years back. The couples have three sons, Albert, Spencer, and Stanley. They separated in 2008. He remarried journalist Celia Walden. The couple has a daughter together named, Elise.
Morgan objected to the Women’s March after Donald Trump’s inauguration. He appeared on “Good Morning Britain” and talked about the issue on the show. Morgan wrote a letter to Trump and applied to become staff at the White House.
Salary Highlights and Net Worth
Morgan has a net worth of $20 million. He has earned his income through his various endeavors. He was the host of “Piers Morgan Tonight” and earned an annual salary of $2 million. He signed a two-year deal with ITV and earned $2.6 million per year.