Legendary Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has died at the age of 93. The former presidential candidate has been credited with spinning a local Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network.

“Pat Robertson, longtime TV host, religious broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. He was 93,” a news release said.

Regent University in Virginia also released a statement regarding the loss of Robertson.

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“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved founder,” Regent University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs William L. Hathaway said. “Dr. Robertson was a globally-renowned leader, broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, author, accomplished businessman, and – most importantly – a faithful servant of God who dedicated his life to glorifying the Lord and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Here are a few details about Robertson’s life:

Pat Robertson net worth

While some have estimated his wealth to be between $200 million and $1 billion, Robertson has pointed out that these estimates are not based on any facts and are incorrect. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the late TV broadcaster’s net worth at the time of his death was $100 million.

Pat Robertson 700 Club

He is best known for his “700 Club” television show and had helped make religion central to Republican Party politics.

Pat Robertson age

At the time of his death, he was 93 years old. He was born on March 22, 1930.

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Pat Robertson wife

Robertson married Adelia “Dede” Elmer in 1954. She was a fashion model and beauty queen in the Miss Ohio State contest. She was studying for her Master’s in nursing at Yale University. She had also been a nursing student at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. They had four children.

Pat Robertson university

He served as chancellor and CEO of Regent University which was earlier called  Christian Broadcasting Network or CBN University. Robertson founded the establishment in 1977 on CBN’s Virginia Beach campus.

The university has since established eight academic schools and offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 150 areas of study. It was renamed Regent University in 1990.

According to the school’s catalog, “a regent is one who represents Christ, our Sovereign, in whatever sphere of life he or she may be called to serve Him.”

Pat Robertson career

Robertson embodied several roles when it comes to his career. He was a successful media mogul, religious broadcaster, political commentator, former presidential candidate, and former Southern Baptist minister. Robertson advocated a conservative Christian ideology and was known for his activities in Republican party politics. He was associated with the Charismatic Movement within Protestant evangelicalism.