Phil Mcgraw Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, Divorce, Sons, Books, and Net Worth

Who is Phil Mcgraw?

Phil McGraw best known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, psychologist, author, and host of Dr. Phil’s television show which premiered in 2002.

He first gained celebrity status with several appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. Forbes listed his earnings at $79 million in 2017, for the previous 12 months. This ranked him the 15th highest-earning celebrity in the world.

Eight years after joining Box, he signed an agreement for the sale of his Pathways seminar stock for $325,000. He did it without notifying either his father or Box of the impending sale. Box later founded her own seminars entitled “Choices.”The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists determined that he had hired a former patient for “part-time temporary employment” on October 21, 1988.

The board cited “a possible failure to provide proper separation between the termination of therapy and the initiation of employment.” He was issued a letter of reprimand and imposed administrative penalties. It also investigated claims made by the patient of inappropriate contact initiated by Phil.

The “Findings of Fact” document issued by the board on October 21, 1988, at the end of its investigation includes no reference to any physical contact of any kind. It then specifically identified “the therapeutic and business relationships” as having his sole issue with the board. He fulfilled all terms of the board’s requirements. The board closed its complaint file in June 1990.

A photo of Phil McGraw
A photo of Phil McGraw

How Old is Phil McGraw?

The successful psychologist was born on September 1, 1950, as Phillip Calvin McGraw in Vinita, Oklahoma, US. He is 72 years old as of 2022. McGraw shares his birthday with other famous people such as Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Barry Gibb, Gloria Estefan, Padma Lakshmi, Drew Barrymore, and Scott Speedman, among others.

Phil McGraw Family

He was born to Anne Geraldine “Jerry” and Joseph J. “Joe” McGraw, Jr. He was born into a family of four children. He was the only male child and the third born. McGraw grew up with two older sisters, Deana and Donna, and a younger sister Brenda. They were raised in the oilfields of North Texas where his father was an equipment supplier. During his childhood, his family moved to another place, his father wanted to pursue a lifelong goal of becoming a psychologist.

Phil McGraw Education

Calvin attended Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. He was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa in 1968. There he played middle linebacker under Coach Glenn Dobbs. On November 23 of the same year, his team lost to the University of Houston 100–6. It is one of the most lopsided games in college football history. Coach Glenn retired after that season and Phil transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He graduated in 1975 from Midwestern State University with a B.A. in psychology. In 1976 he went on to earn an M.A. in experimental psychology. In 1979, he earned a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. His dissertation was titled “Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Psychological Intervention”. He was guided through the doctoral program by Frank Lawlis. Frank later became the primary contributing psychologist for the Dr. Phil television show.

After he obtained his doctorate, he joined his father, Joe McGraw, in Wichita Falls, Texas, where Joe McGraw had established his private psychology practice. Phil and his father joined Thelma Box 1983, a successful Texas businesswoman, in presenting “Pathways” seminars. ” This experience-based training allows individuals to achieve and create their own results.

Phil McGraw Wife | Divorce

In 1970, he married his first wife, an ex-cheerleader and homecoming queen named Debbie Higgins McCall. He married when he was 20 years old. According to Debbie, he was domineering and would not allow her to participate in the family business. She also claimed that she was confined to domestic duties. This included lifting weights to improve her bustline. The marriage was annulled in 1973.

In 1973, Phil began dating Robin Jo Jameson who was born December 28, 1953. The couple married in 1976

Phil McGraw Sons | Kids

Phil and his wife Robin had two children, Jay, born in 1979, and Jordan, born in 1986. His son Jay McGraw has partially followed his father’s footsteps. He started publishing books aimed at teenagers based on his father’s books and working for Stage 29. Jay got engaged to Erica Dahm, she is one of the famous Playboy Playmate triplets.

Phil McGraw Height

McGraw stands at a height of 6 feet and 3.2 inches.

Phil McGraw Courtroom sciences

He joined lawyer Gary Dobbs in co-founding Courtroom Sciences, Inc. (CSI) in 1990. It is a trial consulting firm through which he later came into contact with Oprah Winfrey. Eventually, the firm became a profitable enterprise. It advised Fortune 500 companies and injured plaintiffs in achieving settlements. He is no longer an officer or director of the company.

After he started CSI, he ceased the practice of psychology. He kept his license current and in good standing until he decided to retire in 2006, 15 years later. Appearing on the Today Show in January 2008, he said that his current work does not involve the practice of psychology. He also added that he had “retired from psychology”. In 2002 according to The Today Show, the California Board of Psychology determined that he did not require a license. This was because his show involves “entertainment” rather than psychology.

Dr. Phil McGraw Bull

This is an American drama television series starring Michael Weatherly. It was ordered to series on May 13, 2016. It debuted on September 20, 2016. The series is based on the early days of Phil’s career when he was a trial consultant. CBS renewed the series for a third season which debuted on September 24, 2018.
The show follows the employees at Trial Analysis Corporation. It is a jury consulting firm headed by Dr. Jason Bull. Phil is a psychologist and trial, science expert. He uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients. He helps his clients’ lawyers decide which type of argument will win over the jurors best.

Dr. Phil McGraw Show

Oprah Winfrey hired McGraw’s legal consulting firm CSI to prepare her for the Amarillo Texas beef trial in 1995. She was so impressed with him that she thanked him for her victory in the case, which ended in 1998. She invited him to appear on her show. His presence proved so successful that he even began appearing weekly as a relationship and life strategy expert. The show was live on Tuesdays starting in April 1998.

In 1999, he published his first best-selling book, Life Strategies. In the next four years, he published three additional best-selling relationship books. This was along with workbooks to complement them.

As of September 2002, he formed Peteski Productions and launched his own syndicated daily television show, Dr. Phil which was produced by Winfrey’s Harpo Studios. The format is an advice show. He tackles a different topic on each show, offering advice for his guests’ troubles.

Dr. Phil McGraw Books

His published work includes;

  • 2013 –The Ultimate Weight Solution the 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
    Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Self-Help
  • 2009 – Real Life Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life–Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2009 – La VIda Real /real Life -Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • 2008 – Real Life-Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2008 – Real Life Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life-Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2006 – Love Smart Find the One You Want–fix the One You Got -Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Substores
  • 2005 – Ultimate Weight Solution 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom -Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  •              Love Smart Find the One You Want–fix the One You Got -Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  •              Eres Importante Construye Tu VIda Desde El Interior
    Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  •             Family First Your Step-by-step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family
    Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  •            The Family First Workbook Specific Tools Strategies and Skills for Creating a Phenomenal Family
    Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  •          La Solucion Definitiva Al Sobrepeso [The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook – Spanish]
    Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2004 – The Ultimate Weight Solution the 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
    Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2004 – Family First
    Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  • 2004 – Family First Your Step-by-step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family
  • 2004 – The Ultimate Weight Solution 2005 Day-to-day Calendar
    Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Calendars
  • 2004 – The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook Recipes for Weight Loss Freedom
  • 2004 – The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide
    Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • 2003 – The Ultimate Weight Solution the 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
    Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Phil McGraw Net Worth

The author and former psychologist has a net worth of $400 million and an annual salary of $88 million.