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Phyllis Ann George Brown was born on the 25th June 1949, in Denton, Texas, USA, and is a businesswoman, actress, former sportscaster, and Miss America 1971, but perhaps best known as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983. George’s career started in 1974.
Have you ever wondered how rich Phyllis George is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that George’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned largely through her successful career as a sportscaster. In addition to working on CBS, George is also an owner of several companies, which has improved her wealth too.
Phyllis George Net Worth $10 Million
Phyllis George was a daughter of James George and Diantha Cogdell, and grew up in Texas, where she went to the University of North Texas for three years. She was voted Miss Texas in 1970, and so then, she moved to the Texas Christian University on a scholarship then awarded to Miss Texas honorees, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Phyllis was later crowned Miss America 1971, and travelled to Vietnam to support troops, along with several fellow beauty pageant winners such as Cheryl Browne, Vicky Jo Todd, Hela Yungst, Karen Shields, Donna Connelly, and Belinda Myrick. George also appeared in numerous television shows at the time, most notable were three interviews she did on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”.
In 1974, CBS approached Phyllis with an offer to become a sportscaster, and the next year, George joined the cast of “The NFL Today”, to work as a co-host of the live pre-game shows of NFL games.
She also worked on horse racing events such as the Triple Crown Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes among others, while in 1979 finding the time to appear in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV movie called “Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown”. Her net worth was certainly well set
In 1985, Phyllis worked as a co-host of the CBS Morning News, and that same year she received a three-year contract to serve as a permanent anchor of the program, which included interviewing first lady Nancy Reagan. George hosted her show called “A Phyllis George Special” in 1994, on which she interviewed notable persons such as then-President Bill Clinton, and then she hosted the talk show called “Women’s Day” in 1998. Her net worth was rising steadily.
George launched the chicken fillets company named “By George” in 1986, but after only two years she decided to sell it to the consumer giant Hormel Foods. In 2003, Phyllis founded the line of cosmetics and skincare products called Phyllis George Beauty, which were sold through television shopping network HSN, these dealing also helping her growing wealth.
Additionally, George has written or co-authored five books, including her first one “The I Love America Diet” (1982) and her latest “Never Say Never” (2002), while in 2000, she appeared in an Oscar-nominated movie “Meet the Parents” starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
Regarding her personal life, Phyllis George was married to the Hollywood producer Robert Evans from 1977 to 1978, and then she married (now former) Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. in 1979, serving as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983, but they divorced in 1998, having had two children together. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia.