Born in 1965 in Guildford, Surrey, England, is the youngest of four children. His father died when he was just a year old, and his mother remarried later in life. Piers attended private school growing up and he studied journalism at Harlow College.
Piers Morgan is said to have a net worth of $20 million dollars.
One of his this j-school grad’s first jobs was as a reporter on the “South London News.” He later wound up writing the “Bizarre” column at “The Sun” newspaper in London. That column covered show business.
When we was named editor of the “News of the World” in 1994, he became one of the youngest editorial directors in recent history at the age of 28. Piers eventually left to join the “Daily Mirror,” much to the consternation of Rupert Murdoch, who owned the “News” and liked Piers’ style.
After publishing photos allegedly showing British soldiers abusing Iraqi soliders, Piers was fired from the “Mirror.” The photos turned out to be a hoax.
Most recently, he is best known to American audiences as co-host of America’s Got Talent. He’s a judge on the British version, as well. Piers is the host of a number of news magazines and programs in the U.K., including The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
In September 2010, CNN announced that Piers would replace Larry King as host of a new television program, Piers Morgan Tonight.
- Once married to Marion Shalloe, Piers is the father of three boys.
- Loves cricket.
- Once made fun of former president George W. Bush for falling off a Segway – and then fell off a Segway and broke three ribs.
- Has a jesting feud with Madonna. Stating she wouldn’t appear on Piers Morgan Tonight because she’s “boring” and “we have Lady Gaga now.” Madonna retorted that she didn’t know who Piers was, but was a fan of Lady Gaga.