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Mark Labbett was born on the 15th August 1965, in Tiverton, Devon, England and is a British TV personality, who gained all of his popularity and fame through his role of a “Chaser” in the UK and US version of the game show quiz – “The Chase”.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this erudite has accumulated so far? How rich Mark Labbett is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Mark Labbett’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $2 million. It has been acquired through his appearances in numerous quizzes in the UK as well as in the States.
Mark Labbett Net Worth $2 Million
Mark Labbett was born to Carolyn and John Labbett, and is of a British descent. He is quite well educated – besides a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Oxford University’s Exeter College, Mark also has Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Exeter as well as the Legal Practice Course and Common Professional Examination diploma in law from the University of Glamorgan (University of South Whales, as it is now called). With all these qualifications, it is no wonder that he has been very successful in various quizzes.
Some of the Mark’s first engagements include teaching in high schools, serving as a supply teacher in mathematics and physical education. His interest in quizzing dates back to the period during which he worked at a Butlins holiday camp where he started winning additional income on the quiz machines. Subsequently Mark, and his pub quiz team won the National Jumbo Quiz, and a weekend in Paris as the main reward. These provided the basis for Mark Labbett’s net worth.
Mark’s television debut came in 1999, when he appeared on Mastermind; his subject was the Olympic Games, and later, in his second appearance on the same show in 2000, his subject was the Simpsons, the American animated TV series. In the period between 2004 and 2009, Mark Labbett won almost £35,000 ($52,000) in various quizzes such as “BrainTeaser”, “SUDO-Q” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” These ventures have certainly helped Mark Labbett to expand his knowledge even more, and to add sums to the overall size of his wealth.
The breakthrough in Mark Labbett’s “quizzing career” came in 2009, when he appeared as one of the “Chasers” in the ITV’s teatime quiz – “The Chase” in which he still actively participates. His widespread knowledge as well as his imposing stature gained him the nickname of The Beast (pronouncing his surname, Labbett, sounds like la bête, which in French means “the beast”). Between 2013 and 2015, Mark Labbett served as the only “Chaser” in the US version of the show. Doubtlessly, these engagements have been the main source of Mark Labbett’s overall net worth.
Some of the Mark’s most recent quiz involvements include the Australian version of “The Chase” and the “Sugar Free Farm”, a reality show in which six celebrities are put on a sugar-free diet.
When it comes to his personal life, Mark Labbett has been married since 2014, to his third cousin Katie with whom he currently resides in Sheffield, England.
Apart for participating in numerous quizzes, Mark has also taken part in creating some of them – he works for the quiz company Redtooth, in which he serves as a question writer. Mark Labbett has also participated in and even hosted several charity quizzes.