Career and Professional Life
American psychologist Dr. Phil graduated from Midwestern State University with a B.A. in psychology in 1975 and later earned M.A. in experimental psychology in 1976. Continuing his education, Dr. Phil received the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas in 1979.
After completing his studies, Dr. Phil joined his father’s private practice for psychology in Wichita Falls. Being a partner to his father, they combine joined to Thelma Box, a successful business woman in Texas. This father and son of McGraw family used to organize seminars named “Pathways” aiming to develop individual skills to meet the people’s goal in their life.
Psychologist Dr. Phil co-founded a firm called Courtroom Sciences, Inc. along with lawyer Gary Dobbs in the year 1990. From there, he got an opportunity to meet with Oprah Winfrey who invited him to appear on her popular television show. Winfrey was thankful to Dr. Phil for winning a lawsuit in 1998 and made him appear regularly on her popular TV show from where the life strategist and psychologist Dr. Phil came into limelight.
In September 2002, life strategist Phil McGraw launched his own production company named “Peteski Productions” from where he started his own popular daytime program “Dr. Phil” in 2002. Dr. Phil with his son Jay started another production company named “Stage 29 Productions” under which they produced several popular TV shows. In 2008, he started promoting his own TV show “The Doctors” which was an extension of the “Dr. Phil”.
Besides his own TV shows, this life strategist also appeared in many other TV shows including WWE Raw Frasier, Sesame Street, Hannah Montana, Madea Goes to Jail and in the movie, Scary Movie 4. Author Phil McGraw has penned several best-selling self-help books including ‘Life Strategies’ and ‘Family First’.
How Much is the Net worth of Mental Health Professional and Life Strategist Dr. Phil McGraw?
Mental Health Professional Dr. Phil McGraw has a net worth of US$ 280 million which is highly contributed by his annual salary of US$ 80 million. Forbes ranked McGraw as the 15th highest earning celebrity in the world by considering his last 12 months income. His own production company, revenues from his best-selling books and hosting TV shows are pacing the net worth of this psychologist rapidly.
Personal Life and Other Facts of Dr. Phil McGraw
The author of several best-selling self-help books Dr. Phil McGraw married his first wife Debbie Higgins McCall in 1970 when he was just 20. Phil McGraw and his first wife went through a divorce as there were misunderstanding and conflicts between them spoiling their married life. McCall accused Dr. Phil of dominating her and not allowing her to participate in the family business. Three years after his divorce, Dr. Phil married Robin Jo Jameson in 1976. This happily living couple is blessed with two talented sons named as Jay (born 1976) and Jordan (born1989). The elder son Jay McGraw has followed his father's footsteps by contributing Dr. Phil’s production company and is also engaged to the famous Playboy Playmate triplets, Erica Dahm. Dr. Phil is running his own personal professional website- www.drphil.com. His other personal facts and bio are widely searched on the internet including wiki sites.