Pat Robertson is dead.
The 93 year old was perhaps the most famous Evangelical Christian ever on television. He tried to translate that popularity into politics as a very right wing Republican. In 1988, he even tried to run for President, but failed.
But he was no failure. Robertson’s decades-long run on his syndicated show, “The 700 Club,” is proof of that. There wasn’t a time before appointment TV that you didn’t flip past his talking head on the Christian Broadcasting Network. He was a constant presence until not that long ago, and it meant so much to a lot of people (and, conversely, nothing to the same amount of people).
His career instincts paid off for Robertson. A former Baptist minister, his net worth is estimated at around $100 million.