Phil Keoghan Biography
Born Philip John Keoghan MNZN, Phil Keoghan is a New Zealand television personality. He is best known for hosting the American version of The Amazing Race on CBS since its debut in 2001. Moreover, he is the creator and host of No Opportunity Wasted produced in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.
Phil Keoghan Age|Birthday
Keoghan was born on 31st May 1967. He is 54 years as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 31st May every year.
Phil Keoghan Height|Weight
Keoghan’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 1.8 meters). Moreover, his weight is 75 kilograms.
Phil Keoghan Family
Keoghan’s parents are John (father) and Elizabeth “Beth” (mother). His siblings are Andrew and Ruth Cooper.
Phil Keoghan Wife
Keoghan is happily married to his wife and producing partner, Louise Rodrigues. Together they have a daughter by the name of Elle.
Phil Keoghan Education
Keoghan was born in a satellite town of Christchurch, New Zealand called Lincoln. He spent a considerable part of his childhood in Antigua and Canada due to his father’s career. Moreover, he was in high school when his family returned to Christchurch, and attended St. Andrew’s College, Christchurch.
Phil Keoghan Career
No Opportunity Wasted
Keoghan and a partner dived down to the shipwreck of MS Mikhail Lermontov 120 feet(37 m) underwater while he was 19 years of age. He was separated from his partner in the ship’s ballroom and suffered a panic attack, which he considered a near-death experience during filming. His diving partner rescued him. However, he insisted on facing his fear and returned the next day to complete filming though shaken. It is then that he set out to live his life to the fullest by accomplishing exotic goals and taking risks. He created a No Opportunity Wasted (NOW) list of activities he wanted to complete in his life.
He wrote in his book that he grabbed a pen and a paper and wrote down all the things he had to do in life. They include; climb Mt. Everest, go into space, travel the world, and hand-feed sharks. He also added that it was the first time he really stopped to think what dying could mean.
Since then, he has gone diving in the world’s longest underwater caves, broken a world bungee jumping record, renewed his vows underwater feeding sharks, and ate a meal on top of an erupting volcano. In addition, he shared with Oprah his list of things he wants to do before he dies when he was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Moreover, the No Opportunity Wasted mantra reflected on the television show No Opportunity Wasted which he co-developed and initially premiered in 2004. In addition, he wrote a companion book with 8 ways to Create a List for the Life you Want.
Tough as Nails
Keoghan is the host and showrunner for the Tough as Nails reality competition. Moreover, gold miners, builders, coal miners, and his working-class family of farmers inspired him to create Tough as Nails. He added that he is proud to shine a light on people who do a hard day’s work and are not afraid to roll up their sleeves. to get their hands dirty.
Phil Keoghan Net Worth
Phil’s net worth is $16 million.