Game Show Host

Thomas Gottschalk

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Age 73
Birthday May 181950
Birth Sign Taurus
City Germany
Country Germany
Profession Game Show Host

Thomas Gottschalk is a famous Game Show Host, born on May 18, 1950 in Germany. As of December 2022, Thomas Gottschalk’s net worth is $130 Million. In 1991 he became the spokesman for Haribo, setting a Guinness World Record for being the longest-running spokesperson of an campaign featuring one person.

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Spouse Thea Gottschalk
Children(s) Roman Gottschalk, Tristan Gottschalk

Thomas Gottschalk Biography

German television and radio personality best known as the host of the long-running game and variety show Wetten, Dass..?, which he began hosting in 1987. He is the winner of numerous German industry awards, including the Telestar, Goldenes Schlitzohr and Goldene Feder. Thomas Johannes Gottschalk (born 18 May 1950) is a German radio and television host, entertainer and actor. He is best known for hosting Wetten, dass..?, for many years Europe’s biggest television show, which he led to a huge success in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol between 1987 and 2011. Until 2015 he was also the testimonial personality in television advertisements for Haribo confectionery..

He married a woman named Thea in 1976.

From 1971 on, Gottschalk worked as a freelancer for the youth program of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting); in 1973, he became anchor for a news program. In 1976, after a brief detour to the newspaper Münchner Merkur, he became a regular contributor at the Bayerischer Rundfunk, and subsequently gained popularity as the host of the show Pop nach acht. He was awarded the Kurt-Magnus-Preis for his “outstanding talents” as a radio host in 1978.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Gottschalk has been married to his wife Thea since 1976. He has two sons, Roman and Tristan and one grandson (born 2010). In 2019, he announced that he will divorce after 43 years of marriage.

Thomas Gottschalk Net Worth

Thomas Gottschalk is one of the richest Game Show Host & listed on most popular Game Show Host. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Thomas Gottschalk‘s net worth $130 Million.

Net Worth $130 Million
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Source of Income Game Show Host
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House Living in own house.

He studied History and German Philology at the Humanistisches Gymnasium before working as a news anchor in the early 70’s.

Gottschalk has been married to his wife Thea since 1976. He has two sons, Roman and Tristan and one grandson (born 2010). In 2019, he announced that he will divorce after 43 years of marriage.

Starting in 1977, Gottschalk hosted the TV show Telespiele. Initially broadcast on the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s television channel, it switched to the national public ARD channel in 1980. In the same year, Gottschalk founded GLS United, the first German Hip Hop group and performed the first German rap song, “Rapper’s Deutsch”.

From 1982 to 1987, Gottschalk hosted the show Na sowas on ZDF and was awarded the Goldene Kamera (golden camera) for his performance on that show in 1985. During that period he also starred in several German comedies with actor Mike Krüger. Gottschalk occasionally works as an actor until today, taking roles in the Hollywood movies Trabbi goes to Hollywood (1991) and Zookeeper (2011). In 1993, Gottschalk starred in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) as a consequence of leading actress Whoopi Goldberg losing a bet in Gottschalk’s gameshow Wetten, dass..?. He plays the sausage-obsessed German cook, Father Wolfgang.

Who is Thomas Gottschalk dating?

According to our records, Thomas Gottschalk married to Thea Gottschalk. As of May 2022, Thomas Gottschalk’s is not dating anyone.

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On November 16, 2004, Gottschalk bought Castle Marienfels in Remagen, Germany. He lived there from 2006 to 2013. It was announced at the end of January 2013 that he had sold the castle to Frank Asbeck. He had a secondary residence in Malibu, California, since the beginning of the 1990s. The residence burned completely down in the 2018 California wildfires.

Thomas Gottschalk Height

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Height 6 ft 4 in
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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Game Show Host. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Germany. Thomas Gottschalk celebrates birthday on May 18 of every year.

From 1992 to 1995, Gottschalk also hosted a late night show on television, Gottschalk Late Night, and while it was not very successful, it is considered a predecessor to such shows such as the Harald Schmidt Show, TV Total and the Johannes B. Kerner Show. Gottschalk Late Night also featured the Model ’92 Competition during 1992, in which Heidi Klum was the winner and received a modeling contract and winning prize, paving the way for her modeling career.

How old is Thomas Gottschalk?

72 years (May 18, 1950)

How tall is Thomas Gottschalk?

6′ 4″

In 2005, Gottschalk received an entry in the Guinness World Records, having been featured in longest running ad featuring one person; between 1991 and 2015 he regularly appeared in ads for the sweets company Haribo.

On 20 November 2008 he won €1 million for charity in a celebrity version of Wer wird Millionär?, the German version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

In 1987, Gottschalk replaced Frank Elstner as host of Wetten, dass..?, which he continued until December 3, 2011, with only a brief interruption from 1992 to 1994 when the show was taken over by Wolfgang Lippert. Reportedly, his withdrawal from the show was related to an accident that happened live on Wetten, dass..? in. A contestant in the show, a young gymnast named Samuel Koch, was paralyzed from the shoulders down after being hit by a car during a stunt where he was to jump over it with spring-loaded boots. Gottschalk was upset this happened and called off the show early for the first time ever when it became apparent that Koch was severely injured. Gottschalk announced his retirement from the show in the next episode.

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