Phillip Calvin McGraw, born September 1, 1950, better known as Dr. Phil, is a famous American television personality and author. He is best known his talk show Dr. Phil which he is the host. Philip McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma in the United States.
|Full Name:||Phil McGraw|
|Date of Birth:||September 1, 1950|
|Place of Birth:||Vinita, Oklahoma|
|State of Origin:||Oklahoma|
|Occupation:||Internet Personality & Author|
|Net Worth:||$460 million|
Early Life and Education
Phil McGraw was born on September 1, 1950, to Joseph J. McGraw Jr. and his wife Anne Geraldine “Jerry” (née Stevens) in Vinita, Oklahoma.
He grew up in the North Texas oilfields alongside his two older sisters, Deana and Donna, and younger sister Brenda where his father worked as an equipment supplier.
Phil McGraw began working at the age of 13 at a Pizza Planet franchise and an A&W Root Beer stand in Oklahoma City.
As his father pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a psychologist, McGraw relocated to Kansas with him. In Overland Park, Kansas, he studied at Shawnee Mission North High School.
He was a linebacker for his high school football team, and in 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to play middle linebacker at the University of Tulsa for head coach Glenn Dobbs. Later, he changed to Wichita Falls, Texas’s Midwestern State University.
McGraw earned a B.A. in psychology from Midwestern State University in 1975. His dissertation, “Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Psychological Intervention,” was completed at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas), where he also received an M.A. in experimental psychology in 1976 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1979.
At the Wilmington Institute, he completed a year of post-doctoral forensic psychology training.
Phil McGraw returned to his father in Wichita Falls, Texas, where the senior McGraw had started his own private psychology practice, after earning his PhD.
McGraw and his father collaborated with Texas businesswoman Thelma Box to create “Pathways” self-help workshops in 1985.
In October 1991, six years after joining Box, McGraw sold his $325,000 stake in the business.
McGraw and attorney Gary Dobbs co-founded Courtroom Sciences, Inc. (CSI) in 1990. Trial consulting company CSI offers services in jury selection, US litigation psychology, trial counseling, witness preparation, and depositions.
Oprah Winfrey engaged McGraw’s law firm CSI in 1995 to help her get ready for the Amarillo Texas beef trial. Winfrey was so taken aback by McGraw that she praised him for helping her prevail in the 1998 case.
She then invited him to come on her show shortly after. His presentation was so popular that, beginning in April 1998, he started making weekly appearances on Tuesdays as a relationship and life strategy guru.
McGraw established Peteski Productions in September 2002 and debuted his own syndicated daily television program, Dr. Phil, which was created by Winfrey’s Harpo Studios.
McGraw addresses a different topic on each episode of the guidance program Dr. Phil while giving counsel to his guests.
He agreed to a five-year renewal of his syndication contract with King World Productions, Inc., the company that distributes his program.
Phil McGraw would receive $15 million annually in exchange for keeping the show in production for the 2013–2014 television season.
In 2012, Phil McGraw launched an online platform Doctor On Demand, which enables anyone to book virtual visits with a network of doctors and therapists.
In 2014, the business unveiled an online and mobile service. The platform focuses on providing services for wellbeing, mental health, medication management, and preventative care.
As of 2015, the organization had a network of over 11,000 board-certified doctors, according to ABC News.
The business increased its bandwidth and therapist pool in March 2020 to handle the rising number of patients requesting virtual consultations and care. This was done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phil McGraw Net Worth
The American TV personality, author, and former psychologist Phil McGraw, also known as Dr. Phil, has a net worth of $460 million.
In 1970, when Phil McGraw was 20 years old, he married Debbie Higgins McCall, who would become his first wife.
She claims that McGraw was abusive and prevented her from working in the family business. She insisted that she had been told to start lifting weights in order to increase her bustline while being restricted to household responsibilities.
Additionally, McCall stated that their marriage had ended due to infidelity.
McGraw met and started dating Robin McGraw, whom he later married in 1976, while the divorce proceedings were being handled in 1973.
Their marriage is blessed with Jay McGraw and Jordan McGraw who are the couple’s two children.
How old is Dr. Phil’s wife? Robin McGraw was born on December 28, 1953. She is 68 years old (2022).
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