|Net Worth:||$440 Million|
|Born:||September 1, 1950|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional TV Host/Author|
Phillip Calvin McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show ‘Dr. Phil’. He first gained celebrity status with appearances on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ in the late 1990s.
As of 2019, Dr. Phil’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $440 Million.
Phillip McGraw was born on the 1st of September, 1950, in Vinita, Oklahoma. He is the son to Anne Geraldine and Joseph J McGraw. His father had a lifelong aim of becoming a psychologist, which he later achieved.
He had three sisters, Deana, Donna, and Brenda. They grew up in the oilfields of North Texas.
McGraw attended Shawnee Mission North High School in Kansas. He was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa. There he played as a middle linebacker under coach Glenn Dobbs.
Phil co-founded Courtroom Sciences Inc in 1990 with lawyer Gary Dobbs.It eventually became a profitable venture which advised Fortune 500 companies and helped injured plaintiffs in achieving settlements. McGraw eventually gave up his practice of psychology.
His consulting firm was hired by Oprah Winfrey in 1995. Oprah invited him to her show and he began appearing weekly as a relationship and life strategy expert from April 1998.
Dr. Phil published his bestselling book ‘Life Strategie: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters’ in 1999. Over the next few years, he continued to publish several other bestsellers, such as ‘Relationship Rescue’ and ‘The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide’.
After Dr. Phil found popularity in Oprah Winfrey’s show, he decided to launch his own talk show ‘Dr. Phil’. The show debuted on 16th September 2002. In the show, he offers advice in the form of ‘life strategies’ based on his experience as a clinical and forensic psychologist.
The show has proved to be a success and has been nominated for numerous ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’. The show covers many topics, such as weight loss, financial planning, autistic children, unhappy marriages, and dysfunctional families. It has a serious tone, with occasional humor.
As of 2019, Dr. Phil’s net worth is $440 Million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Dr. Phil’s career:
- Dr. Phil joined lawyer Gary Dobbs in co-founding Courtroom Sciences (1990)
- Dr. Phil (Television Show, 2002-)
- He founded Dr. Phil Foundation (2003)
- Scary Movie (Movie, 2006)
Favorite Quotes from Dr. Phil
“We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of.” – Dr. Phil
“You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I’m going to ride that horse to the finish line. Not everybody will like it, but that’s OK.” – Dr. Phil
“If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.” – Dr. Phil
“Well, let me tell you if you’re 45, had three children and are post-menopausal, you’re not going to weigh what you did the day you graduated from high school. Get that out of your head. That’s a media-driven ideal that you’re never going to healthfully obtain.” – Dr. Phil
“I mean, look, teachers don’t do their job for the money, obviously, because we pay them ridiculously little amounts for what they put in. Most of them come out of their own pocket for materials and things to help the children and all that.” – Dr. Phil
3 Strong Lessons from Dr. Phil
Now that you know all about Dr. Phil’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the best and important lessons we can learn from him:
1. You either get it, or you don’t.
Strategy: Become one of those who gets it. It’s easy to tell these people apart. Those who “get it” understand how things work and have a strategy to create the results they want. Those who don’t are stumbling along looking puzzled, and can be found complaining that they never seem to get a break.
2. You Create Your Own Experience
Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. Understand your role in creating results. You cannot dodge responsibility for how and why your life is the way it is.
If you don’t like your job, you are accountable and if you are overweight, you are accountable. If you are not happy, you are accountable. You are creating the situations you are in and the emotions that flow from those situations.
3. People Do What Works
Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others. Even the most destructive behaviors have a payoff. If you did not perceive the behavior in question to generate some value to you, you would not do it. If you want to stop behaving in a certain way, you’ve got to stop “paying yourself off” for doing it.
Dr. Phil McGraw is best known for his TV show ‘Dr. Phil’. Besides hosting his own show, he has made guest appearances in multiple TV shows and movies.
He portrayed himself in the horror comedy film ‘Scary Movie 4’ as well as in the comedy-drama film ‘Madea Goes to Jail’. He was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 15th highest earning celebrity in the world in 2015.
As of 2019, Dr. Phil’s net worth is roughly $440 Million.