Despite his health challenges, Alex Trebek hasn’t stopped helping others

The “Jeopardy!” host recently donated $100,000 to the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. The nonprofit’s mission is “to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger, and homelessness.”

The 79-year-old, who has stage four pancreatic cancer, wrote the check to founder and CEO Ken Craft after touring the new shelter being built in North Hollywood. The establishment will consist of a laundry room, commissionary, bathrooms, and over 80 beds, TMZ reports.

"I hope this helps a little bit," Trebek reportedly told Craft while sliding him the check.

Trebek’s donation will help the organization continue its efforts in providing food, transportation, and on-site medical care. To show his appreciation Craft will be naming a wing in the shelter after Trebek and his wife Jean. However, this isn’t the game show host’s first time being honored for a generous donation.

As CNN reports, Trebek donated $10 million to his alma mater Ottawa University, which he had also made contributions to in the past, in 2019. In acknowledgment of his generosity, the university established the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall and the Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series in 2015, and the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue in 2017.

How can Trebek afford such generous gestures?

Well, the TV personality has a net worth totaling at $75 million, Celebrity Net Worth reports. He reportedly makes $18 million annually for Jeopardy, which is filmed only 46 days out of the year.

Aside from “Jeopardy!,” Trebek has hosted a number of other game shows such as “Jackpot!,” “The Wizard of Odds,” “High Rollers” and “The 128,000 Question.” He has also made some money from Colonial Penn Life Insurance advertisement appearances and hosting “The National Geographic Bee (USA)” and “The Great Canadian Geography Challenge.” Other appearances have included "Family Guy," "Saturday Night Live," and "The X-Files."

When it comes to property, Trebek sold his 724-acre horse ranch in Creston, California for $10 million in 2008. Furthermore, he also sold his 30-acre lakeside home for $1.3 million in 2019.

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Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" fame is pictured during a rehearsal for the shows Power Players Week in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 2012. Kris Connor/Getty Images