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John Tesh’s Net Worth 2024 – How John Tesh Maintains His Worth?

John Tesh’s Net Worth in 2024: $35 million

Full NameJohn Frank Tesh Jr.
Famous Name John Tesh
Birth PlaceGarden City, New York, United States
Birthday9 July 1952
Age 71 years (as of 2024)
Occupation Pianist, Composer 
Net Worth in 2024$35 million
Wife  Connie Sellecca (m. 1992)
Children 1
DaughterPrima Tesh
Info UpdatedMay 2024

Who is John Tesh? Know Everything about John Tesh

John Tesh is a 71-year-old American pianist, composer, sportscaster, radio and television host.

He is well known for co-hosting Entertainment Tonight, the news broadcasting program in the 1990s.

In 1974, John started working as a news reader for Rick Dees at WKIX-FM-Raleigh.

However, he got recognized for being a TV anchor in Nashville. Tesh later hosted a news program, Entertainment Tonight, for ten years.

As a sportscaster, Tesh has hosted the US Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic Games, the Tour de France, and many more.

In addition to his musical career, John is successful after composing many TV theme songs and recording albums, of which four are gold-certified.

He has sold over eight million copies and has raised $7 million for PBS through live concerts.

He has also composed the NBA on NBC basketball theme “Roundball Rock”.

In 2019, John Tesh was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Currently, he is hosting Intelligence for Your Life TV with his wife since 2014.

Know- How much is John Tesh’s Net Worth & Salary?

John Tesh’s Net Worth:
$35 Million

John Tesh has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2024.

He has accumulated wealth as an American pianist, composer, and television presenter.

From 1994 to 1998, John received a salary of $4 million per year from Paramount Studios for his show Entertainment Tonight.

He became the highest-paid personality on syndicated television in the 1990s.

According to a report, he earned around $1-6 million per year at the peak of his career. He still gets two to three million per year as royalty for his musical work.

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As of 2024, Tesh has a monthly salary of $0.2 million and yearly $3 million.

John Tesh’s Net Worth in the Past Few Years

YearNet Worth
2018$23 million
2019$26 million
2020$28 million
2021$30 million
2022$33 million
2023$35 million

How Does John Tesh’s Net Worth Reach $35 Million in 2024?

Let us discuss how John Tesh became a millionaire.

Television career

What is John Tesh’s Net Worth in 2024 and How Does he Make His Money?
John Tesh’s Net Worth

John Tesh began his career as a part-time news reader for Rick Dees at WKIX Raleigh in 1974.

He later got into the TV and radio field with the help of Bill Leslie, anchor at WRAL-TV.

For 12 years, Tesh worked as a news anchor in Raleigh, Orlando, and later moved to WCBS-TV in New York.

His work earned him an Associated Press award for investigative journalism.

However, he became a television personality after co-hosting Entertainment Tonight from 1986 to 1996.

As a sportscaster, John started working with CBS and NBC for events such as the US Open, Tour de France, and gymnastics at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics.

In 1991, he hosted the One on One with John Tesh Talk Show on NBC. He also co-hosted the show John & Leeza From Hollywood with Leeza Gibbons.

In 2014, John started co-hosting the series Intelligence for Your Life TV with his wife.

Aside from this, Tesh appeared in a daytime serial, Santa Barbara, in 1987 and did an episode, “The Icarus Factor”, of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Musical Career

Despite working on television, John performed with Yanni in 1987. He went on a tour with him as a keyboardist in twelve shows.

Later, Tesh signed a recording contract with Private Music.

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He composed the NBA on NBC theme, “Roundball Rock”, in the 1990s. He also performed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

In 1996, John became a contemporary keyboardist. He started The John Tesh Radio Show in 2003.

In 2010, he co-hosted “Intelligence for Your Life” with Connie Sellecca.

John received the Syndicated Personality/Show of the Year award from Radio & Records magazine for his radio show.

Some of his musical works include

  • Garden City (1989)
  • A Romantic Christmas (1992)
  • Winter Song (1993)
  • Discovery (1996)
  • One World (1999)
  • Awesome God (2002)
  • Christmas Worship (2002)
  • Grand Piano Christmas (2008)
  • Big Band (2012)

Out of his studio albums, four of them are gold-certified and have sold over eight million records.

Moreover, Tesh was nominated for the Grammy under the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for his work Power of Love in 2003.

He has also received six Emmy awards for his sports themes and a Keyboard Magazine Award.

In 2018, John Tesh was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2019.

John Tesh in Real Estate

John purchased a mansion high up in the hills of Beverly Hills within a gated community for five hundred thousand dollars.

He lived in the mansion for over 30 years.

They later tore down the house and custom-built a 10,500-square-foot mansion worth $13-16 million in 2005.

Aside from this, Tesh also has property in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and California.

John Tesh’s Age & Birthday

John was born on 9th July 1952 in Garden City, New York, as John Frank Tesh Jr. According to his date of birth, John Tesh is 71.

He was born in the family of Mildred and John Frank Tesh Sr. His father worked as a textile chemist while his mother was a nurse.

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At six, Tesh started playing piano and trumpet. He was named to the New York State Symphonic Orchestra while playing for a rock band.

Besides music, John was a “walk-on” with the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams.


In 1970, John Tesh graduated from Garden City High School. He later enrolled at the North Carolina State University to study communication and music.

He also studied physics and chemistry at the North Carolina State with TV and radio courses.

John Tesh’s Wife & Kids

In 1992, John got married to actress Connie Sellecca. The two have one beautiful daughter named Prima.

Connie also had a son named Gib from her previous marriage with Gil Gerard. The family lives in Los Angeles.

Social Media Profiles

He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has more than 1.5 million followers on his Facebook profile (@JohnTesh), and more than 143k followers on his Instagram account (@johntesh_ifyl) as of 1 Jan 2024.




John Tesh is an American composer and television personality. He became famous for his musical work and hosted Entertainment Tonight in the 1990s.

Tesh is a multitalented artist and has contributed to the entertainment industry beyond his musical career.

Among his significant milestones, John has hosted events like the Olympic Games, Tour de France, the US Open, and many more.

Aside from this, his music has sold over eight million copies and has accumulated a fortune of $3 million alone.

As of May 2024, John Frank Tesh Jr.s estimated net worth is $35 million.

People also Love to Know

When did John Tesh get married?

John Tesh married Connie Sellecca (actress) on 4 April 1992.

Where was John Tesh born?

John Tesh was born on 9 July 1952, in Garden City, New York, United States.

What’s John Tesh’s worth in 2024?

The net worth of John Tesh in 2024 is estimated at $35 million.

How old is John Tesh?

According to his birthdate on 9 July 1952, John Tesh’s age is 71 years as of 2024.

How tall is John Tesh?

John Tesh’s height is usually listed at around 6 feet 5 inches or 198 cm.

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