Peter O’Sullevan net worth: Irish-born British horse racing commentator, Sir Peter O’Sullevan had a net worth of $10 million.
Born on March 3, 1918, Sir Peter O’Sullevan was best known for his horsing racing commentary, while at BBC. He was also a correspondent for the Press Association, Daily Express and Today. The world’s leading horse racing commentator who worked for 50 years from 1947-1997, Sullevan first did radio commentaries during his early day.
He guided viewers on television to the world’s biggest racing events like Cheltenham Festival, the Epsom Derby, Grand National, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. During his career of five decades, Sullevan called home a numerous historic victories. Also called ‘The Voice of Racing’ he was knighted in 1997 to become the first and only sports broadcaster to have received the honor.
Apart from being a commentator, he was also a successful racehorse honor, including Be Friendly, that won the King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot. He was also successful in the Haydock Sprint Cup twice in 1966 and 1967 while another her Attivo was victorious in the 1974 Triumph Hurdle. Peter O’Sullevan was actively involved in charity events and fundraising for causes of horses and farm animals.
The National Hunt Challenge Chase Cup (run at the Cheltenham Festival) was named after him in 2008 to celebrate his 90th birthday. He is also considered as one of eight inaugural “Grand National Legends”. Married to Patricia, his wife died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 while he left earth on 29 July 2015 leaving behind a net worth of $10 million.
Quick facts about Sir Peter O’Sullevan
Full Name: Peter O’Sullevan
Profession: Horse Racing commentator
Date of Birth: March 3, 1918- 29 July 2015
Place of Birth: Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
Marital status: Married (Patricia)
Astrological sign: Pisces