Gene Rayburn Net Worth 2020, Biography, Achievements and Death

Gene Rayburn Net Worth 2020, Biography, Achievements, and Death.

Gene Rayburn Net Worth – Gene Rayburn was born on the 22nd of December 1917 to Croatian immigrants in Christopher Illinois. His dad passed away when Gene was barely a child. His mother, after a few years, married Milan Rubessa.

He was an American radio and television personality. He is best known as the host of various editions of the popular American television game show Match Game for over two decades.



Full NameGene Rayburn
Net Worth$14 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 22, 1917
DiedNovember 29, 1999, Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Place Of BirthChristopher, Illinois, USA
Height1.85 m
OccupationGame show host/Announcer
ProfessionActor, Announcer, Game Show Host
Work Position(Concurrent with Jay Jackson and Win Elliot)
EducationKnox College, Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy
SpouseHelen Ticknor
ChildrenLynn Rayburn
ParentsMilan Rubessa, Mary Hikec Rubessa
NicknamesGene Rayburn, Rayburn, Gene
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
TV ShowsMatch Game, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour, Tic-Tac-Dough, Break the Bank, Play Your Hunch, The Name’s the Same, Snap Judgment, Choose Up Sides, Make the Connection, Dough Re Mi, Amateur’s Guide to Love, The Movie Masters, All About Faces
Star SignCapricorn


Gene attended the Lindblom Technical High School, where he was a popular figure among students mostly because of his impressive performances in School plays and theatre productions.

Upon graduation from High School, he enrolled at the Knox College. After he graduated from Knox, Ray joined the United States Army Air Force and served patriotically during World War II.

Gene moved to New York in 1930 to become an Opera Singer and decided to choose a name for himself and quite frankly he did that in the most bizarre fashion possible. He chose the name Rayburn by randomly sticking his finger in the phone book.

Although Gene Rayburn was known as a successful Television personality, he first cut his teeth as a radio performer. His first radio job was on a popular morning drive show in New York which he co-hosted first with Jack Lescoulie and later Dee Finch.

Marital Life

Gene got married to Helen Ticknor in 1940 but sadly the marriage came to an end when Helen passed away on October 1996. They were married for 56 years.

The couple had a daughter, Lynne Rayburn. Before her passing away, Helen appeared with him on some of his shows, one of which was a short-lived 1970’s game show, Tattletales. 

Net Worth

Rayburn’s net worth is $52 Million before He died. He earned the money being a professional Game Show Host.

Gene Rayburn passed away due to a rapid decline in his health after he picked up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Gene died on the 29th of November 1999.

It was reported that he died of congestive heart failure in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and his ashes spread in the garden at his daughters home.

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