Pat Robertson is a well-known media mogul from America who is a former Southern Baptist minister and has advocated conservative Christian ideals. He is currently the chairman of CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network). Robertson is also the chief executive officer of Regent University. He has founded several major corporations and organizations in his career like American Center for Law & Justice, Regent University, ABC Family Channel, and Christian Broadcasting Network. Now let’s have a close look at Pat Robertson’s net worth in 2018.
Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson was born in Lexington, Virginia, on March 22, 1930, to his parents Gladys Churchill and Absalom Willis Robertson. He was nicknamed “Pat” by his older brother Willis.
He completed his schooling at Chattanooga’s The McCallie School in 1946. Following that, he received his bachelor’s degree in History from Washington and Lee University. In there, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
In August 1954m Pat Robertson got married to Adelia “Dede” Elmer. The couple has got four children named Elizabeth Faith Robertson, Anne Carter Robertson, Tim Robertson, and Gordon P. Robertson. They also have fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is an activist and has been involved in political service. Robertson has also been involved in controversies and has been criticized for his comments.
Pat Robertson began his career by getting drafted in the military. He was reinstated in 1948. In 1952, he was promoted to a first lieutenant. In 1955, he obtained his degree in law from Yale Law School. In 1959, he earned his degree in Master of Divinity from New York’s The Biblical Seminary.
In 1961, Robertson was ordained as a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention. A year later, he started the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia. He began it by purchasing a station in Portsmouth. In 1977, after buying the channel, he renamed it as CBN.
The network CBN is currently available in 180 countries and has been broadcasted in 71 languages. In 1988, it was renamed as CBN Family Channel and later just as Family Channel. Two years later, he founded International Family Entertainment Inc.
He had also founded the CBN University in Virginia Beach in 1977. In 1989, it was renamed as Regent University. He became the founder and served as the president of American Center for Law & Justice.
Awards & Achievements
In 2017, Pat Robertson was honored at the Movieguide Awards. In 1984, the Women’s National Republican Club named him as the Man of the Year Award. He was also named as the Man of the Year in 1988 by the Students of America. In 2000, he won the award of Cross of Nails. He has also received the Faith and Freedom Award. In 1994, the Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign conferred him with the Defender of Israel Award.
Net Worth of Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson has an estimated net worth of more than $100 million. This fortune comes by venturing into several professions. He successfully formed CBN and has formed several other organizations. In 1997, News Corporation bought Family Channel from Robertson. As a businessman, he has got media holdings in Africa, Asian and the United Kingdom. He has also teamed with Bank of Scotland in providing financial services in the USA. He is also an author and has penned several books.
Pat Robertson is considered one of the most popular media moguls in the world. He found considerable success by founding the Christian Broadcasting Network. He has also formed the Regent University and was in the Republican Presidential bid in 1988. Some of his works include The New World Order, The End of the Age, and Courting Disaster.