Mike Fleiss, who came up with the idea for “The Bachelor,” is saying goodbye. Fleiss recently said that he is leaving the popular mega-dating business that he started almost 20 years ago.
The news that Fleiss is leaving comes one day after the season 27 finale of The Bachelor, in which Zach Shallcross proposed to Kaity Biggar. Read on to find out why Mike left the dating show and to learn more about his personal life and his net worth.
Mike Fleiss’ net worth in 2023 revealed
Celebrity Net Worth says that The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has an estimated net worth of a huge $140 million. He came up with the idea for the popular dating show The Bachelor, which first aired in 2002.
Mike is also the person who came up with the idea for The Bachelorette and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?
The Will, High School Reunion, and Superstar USA. He has been an executive producer on almost all of the Bachelor franchise shows, like Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor: Winter Games, and Bachelor Pad.
Aside from The Bachelor, Mike has been in horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and the Hostel series. He has also worked on shows like The Property Brothers and Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan.
What did Mike Fleiss have to say about his departure from the TV franchise after more than 2 decades?
Mike congratulated the couple from The Bachelor season 27 in a statement to Variety. He said, “First and foremost, congratulations are in order for Zach and Kaity. I hope they live together for a long time and are happy.”
Fleiss also said, “I’d like to thank WBTV and ABC for 21 great years. They’ve found the right creative team to keep “The Bachelor” bold and moving forward. Let the journey continue.”
Here’s all you need to know about Mike Fleiss (including his age, early life, family, and more)
For those of you who don’t know, Mike Fleiss is an American director and writer. He was born on April 14, 1964, making him 58 years old right now.
Fleiss grew up in the California city of Fullerton. He went to the University of California, Berkeley, back in the day. Life and Style magazine says that in 1997, he started his production company, Next Entertainment.
Mike Fleiss has been married twice
You did read that correctly. So far, the person who made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has walked down the aisle twice. The U.S. Sun says that in 1987, Mike married his high school sweetheart, Alexandra Vorbeck. After 24 years of marriage, Mike and Alexandra ended their relationship in 2012.
Soon after, in April 2014, Fleiss got married to Laura Kaeppeler, who had been Miss America. In 2019, Mike asked Laura to end their marriage. As of now, it’s not clear what their relationship is like. They have one child together. In 2015, they had a son named Benjamin.
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