Net Worth: $10 Million
- Source of Wealth Television, Talk Show
- Birth Place Gibbon, Nebraska
- Height 5' 3" (1.60 m)
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Richard Alva Cavett
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth November 19, 1936
- Ethnicity United States, Germany and Wales
- Occupation Television Talk Show Host
- Education Yale University
About Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett is a former American television talk show host with an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has earned his net worth from his regular appearances on nationally broadcast television in the United States between 1960s and the 2000s.
Born Richard Alva Cavett on November 19, 1936 in Gibbon, Nebraska, he attended Yale University, where he first majored in English, then changed to drama during his senior year. While at university, he played in and directed dramas on the campus radio station, WYBC.
Cavett took several odd jobs while he was pursuing his career. He also took every opportunity he could to meet the stars, going so far as to pretend to be a member of the media.
During the late 60s and early 70s, Dick Cavett has established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts. He rose to fame when he became the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He made his debut as the host of The Dick Cavett Show on ABC in 1968.
Recently, Cavett has written a column for the online New York Times and has promoted DVDs of his former shows as well as a book of his Times columns. He also hosted replays of his classic TV interviews on Turner Classic Movies channel with Groucho Max, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando and John Lennon to name a few.
Dick Cavett was married to Caroline Nye McGeoy from 1964 until her death on July 14, 2006. He then married author Martha Rogers in 2010.