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Gary Edward Keillor was born on the 7th August 1942, in Anoka, Minnesota USA, of English and Scottish descent. He is a radio personality and host, who is probably best known for hosting his own radio show called “A Prairie Home Companion” on the Minnesota Public Radio station. He is also known as an author of several books, such as his best-selling book “Lake Wobegon Days”. His career has been active since 1969.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Garrison Keillor is, as of mid- 2016? It is estimated by sources that the total size of Garrison’s net worth is over $5 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, not only as a radio personality, but also as an author. Other than that, Garrison has also been the owner of a bookstore since 2006, which has also increased his net worth.
Garrison Keillor Net Worth $5 Million
Garrison Keillor was born to Grace Ruth and John Philip Keillor, who worked as a carpenter and also a postal worker. He attended Anoka High School, and after matriculation in 1960, Garrison enrolled at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated with a BA degree in English in 1966. While attending the college, he also worked for its radio station.
After graduation, he found a job as a writer for The New Yorker, but five years later, he returned to his first love, radio, and started the show called “A Prairie Home Companion”, which has been on air since then, with a short hiatus. Thanks to the immense popularity of the show, Garrison’s name became extremely popular, and his net worth began to grow; over the years, the show became the main source of his net worth.
Beside that, Garrison is also known for his books, and column writing. He has authored several books, including “Lake Wobegon Days” in 1985, “WLT: A Radio Romance” in 1991, “Love Me” (2003), “Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon” in 2008, and “Guy Noir And The Straight Skinny” in 2012, among others, all of which have contributed to his net worth.
He has also recognized for his voice over work, as he has voiced Walt Whitman in the documentary film “Civil War” by Ken Burns, and has also provided his voice to Norse god Odin in the animated film “Hercules” (1998), all of which have increased his net worth.
He has also opened a bookstore, called Common Good Books, G. Keillor, Prop in 2006, and since then has operated it with success, increasing further the overall size of his net worth.
Thanks to his successful career, Garrison has received several prestigious awards, including the Peabody Award for his work on “A Prairie Home Companion”, and in 2007 he received the John Steinbeck Award for literature. Furthermore, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994, and having in 1988 received a Grammy Award for the recording of his book “Lake Wobegon Days”. Also, he has won two CableACE Awards, among many other recognitions and awards.
If to talk about his personal life, Garrison Keillor has been married to violist Jenny Lind Nilsson since 1995; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Mary Guntzel (1965-1976), with whom he has a child, and later, he was in marriage with Ulla Skaerved from 1985 to 1990. In free time, he is politically active as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.