Barbara Walters is a well-known broadcast journalist from America who is also a television personality and an author. Walters has hosted several television shows in her career including ‘ABC Evening News,’ ‘20/20’, ‘The View,’ and ‘Today.’ She was active in her career for over 6 decades. She also hosts her annual special called ‘10 Most Fascinating People’ with ABC. She has appeared in the list of “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time” by TV Guide in 1996. Let’s find out how much is Barbara Walters’s net worth in 2018.
Barbara Jill Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 25, 1929, to her parents Louis “Lou” Walters and Dena Seletsky.
She went to a public school called Lawrence School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Later, she attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Birch Wathen School. Walter went to Sarah Lawrence College and earned her BA in English.
In 1955, Barbara Walters got married to Robert Henry Katz. Two years later, their marriage was annulled. From 1963 to 1976, she was married to Lee Guber. They have a daughter named Jacqueline Dena Guber. From 1981 to 1984, she was married to Merv Adelson. She again remarried Adelson in 1986 but divorced in 1992.
When she was in college, she dated Roy Cohn. She has also dated Alan Greenspan and John Warner.
After completing her college, Barbara Walters began to work for WNBT – TV, which is an affiliate of NBC. Following that, she became the producer of a children’s program called ‘Ask the Camera.’ Later, she became the producer of ‘Eloise McElhone Show.’ In 1955, she became the writer of CBS’s ‘The Morning Show.’
In 1961, she became the researcher and writer of ‘The Today Show’ on NBC. Prior to that, she has served as Redbook magazine’s writer and Tex McCrary Inc.’s publicist. She became the co-host of ‘The Today Show’ following the death of Frank McGee.
She became the co-host of ‘ABC Evening News’ from 1976 to 1978. After that, she hosted ‘20/20’ in 1979. In 1997, Walters became the co-creator, co-executive producer, and co-host of ‘The View.’ She announced her semi-retirement in 2004. She also stopped doing Oscar interviews from 2010 onwards.
Since 2014, Barbara Walters has been hosting special episodes of ‘20/20’. In 2015, she hosted the Investigation Discovery’s documentary series called ‘American Scandals.’ In the same year, she continued to host her annual ‘10 Most Fascinating People’. In 2014, she retired as the co-host of ‘The View’ and also from ABC News.
Awards & Achievements
In 1985, Barbara Walters won the Paul White Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. She has won three Daytime Emmy Awards from 21 nominations. In 2009, she won the NAACP Image Award for Best Talk Series. She is also the winner of Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in 1998. In 1989, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. She has also got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, she is the winner of GLAAD Excellence in Media award.
Net Worth of Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters has an estimated net worth of more than $185 million. She owes this fortune for her career in the television industry for over 65 years. She has hosted many television shows in her career and has already become a living legend. Part of her wealth also comes from her writing career and has written several articles. In 1970, she released her first book and her autobiography called ‘Audition: A Memoir’ was released in 2008.
Barbara Walters is considered one of the most popular television personalities in the world. She is one of the most recognized women in the television industry. She has also done a radio show called ‘Here’s Barbara’ for Sirius XM. In 2010, she underwent an open heart surgery for replacing an aortic valve.