Arthur Gordon Linkletter was born on 17 July 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, of American descent. Art was a radio and television personality, best known for hosting “House Party” which ran on CBS for 25 years. He also hosted “People Are Funny” which ran on NBC for 19 years, but all of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2010.
How rich was Art Linkletter? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $90 million, mostly earned through success on television and radio. He was famous for interviewing children on “House Party” and “Kids Say the Darndest Things”, all of these achievements ensuring the position of his wealth.
Art Linkletter Net Worth $90 million
Art was adopted and never had contact with his natural family. His adoptive family moved from Canada to San Diego, California when he was five years old, where he attended San Diego High School, and lived during the early years of the Great Depression. He then attended San Diego State Teachers College (San Diego State University) and earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching. He also played for the school’s basketball and swimming team.
After completing his studies, Linkletter started to work as a radio announcer because it paid better than teaching. He was involved in various radio programs in the 1930s, and then moved to San Francisco to continue his radio career. In 1940, he started working with John Guedel on the radio show “People are Funny” which would become a prototype for radio game shows, and eventually found its way to television, running from 1954 to 1961. His net worth started to increase significantly thanks to this project. Linkletter then worked on other television shows, including “Life with Linkletter”, and on the film “Champagne for Caesar”. He also became the broadcaster to organize ABC’s coverage of the Disneyland opening, despite his doubts about the success of the theme park. He later became convinced that Disneyland would become highly successful. He was involved with Disneyland for many years, which helped his net worth rise quickly.
Art also made various investments, becoming an investor for the hula hoop as well as “The Game of Life”. In 1963, a gag cartoon panel was published by King Features Syndicate called “Art Linkletter’s Kids”. He then opened a dance school in Claremont, California called the Art Linketter School of Jazz. In 1988, he made an appearance in the sitcom “Small Wonder”, and thanks to all his achievements, he received a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy award in 2003. He was also inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame, as well as being given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For his personal life, it is known that Linkletter married Lois Foerster in 1935, and they had five children during a marriage of 75 years, one of the longest of any celebrity, even outliving three of their children. In 2008, Linkletter suffered a mild stroke, and two years later he would pass away at his home in Los Angeles in May 2010.
Art Linkletter's date of birth was July 17th, 1912, which was a Wednesday. And after entering eternity, on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, his lifetime, was 97 years, 10 months and 9 days. In weeks, he was 5,106 weeks. And days, his lifetime lasted 35,742 days. Also, his marriage to Lois Foerster was on Monday, November 25th, 1935 to Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, lasted 74 years, 6 months and 1 day, totaling 27,211 days, then equaling 3,887 weeks and 2 days.
He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: For Radio at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard, and for Television at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
His ongoing marriage to Lois Foerster, was on Monday, November 25, 1935. Their marriage was the second longest in Hollywood history, it lasted 27,211 days. Monday, November 25, 1935 to Wednesday, May 26, 2010 differ 27,211 days, equaling 3,887 weeks and 5 days, total. Only Norman and Peggy Lloyd had a longer recorded marriage.
Son Robert Linkletter, 34, was killed in a car accident. A woman was later sentenced on January 17, 1981, to a year's probation on her plea of no contest to vehicular manslaughter.
Only three months before daughter Diane Linkletter's fatal leap from her apartment high-rise on October 4, 1969, Art's oldest daughter Dawn's husband, John Zweyer, 33, committed suicide by a gunshot to the head over his failing insurance business on July 15th.
Adopted by John, an evangelical preacher, and Mary Linkletter, as a baby.
Shares his birthday (July 17th) with Disneyland, where he hosted the grand opening in 1955 and returned 50 years later to help host the celebration on July 17th 2005, and is the only celebrity to appear at Disneyland publicly both of those days.
Friend Walt Disney could only afford to pay Linkletter scale to help host the Disneyland grand opening special Dateline: Disneyland (1955); in return, Linkletter asked for and received the park's camera and film concessions for 10 years.
Only person in TV history to have five shows concurrently on network TV.
His lecture tour is entitled "Old Age Is Not for Sissies", which is also the title of his 23rd book.
One of America's most dedicated humanitarians, Art has been recognized for his work for the National Easter Seals Foundation, the National Heart Foundation, the Foster Parents Plan and Goodwill Industries.
Appointed to President Richard Nixon's national advisory council for drug abuse prevention, education and information following the drug-related suicide of daughter, Diane Linkletter.
Grand marshal, Tournament of Roses parade 
In 1969, his daughter, Diane Linkletter, committed suicide by jumping out of her kitchen window. He blamed LSD and became very outspoken against drugs. Several reports at the time showed that LSD played no role, but Art still continued to speak out against the psychedelic movement for many years.