An American news anchor, Brian Williams was born in the district of Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has done his schooling at the George Washington University and the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. It is known that this loved and light eyed anchor attended two universities but did not graduate. He interned with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Now let’s have a close look at Brian Williams’s net worth in 2019.
Born on the 5th of May, 1959, this man has surely seen the world evolve in his own ways.
Williams, over a period of time, started off as a white house intern before he shifted his career to the National Association of Broadcasters. In the year 1981, he started his career in broadcasting with KOAM-TV, located in Pittsburg, Kansas.1982, he was seen to be covering the news in Washington DC.
Following to that, he was seen working independent station WTTG, then WCAU in Philadelphia. Around the beginning of 1987, he was seen in WCBS in New York City. Along with a string of places, he worked as the primary substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw on the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw- which had got him a lot of recognition.
Awards & Achievements
Brian Williams, being one of the finest anchors of the time has made a mark in the world of anchoring and broadcasting. He has made himself and the world proud by winning many accolades for his brilliant talent and hard work. He made sure that nothing could stop him from broadcasting the right thing. He set his own standards are worked brilliantly.
The prestigious George Foster Peabody Award was won by Williams in the year 2006 for live reporting in the wake of the violent hurricane Katrina. The Peabody committee was mesmerised and awe-struck at his exemplification of the highest levels of journalistic excellence in reporting the natural violent calamity.
2009 saw him holding and winning the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in the year 2009. Every year this award is presented to a figure who has earned a name and fame in journalism.
The great Williams is 12 times Emmy Awards winner, which is considered as one of the highest recognition of excellence in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming in several categories.
He has been honored 11 times with the Edward Murrow Award, which again is given to extremely efficient and prominent journalists.
Net Worth of Brian Williams
Brian Williams’ net worth is said to be $40 million. Leaps after leaps have been taken by this efficient and world-famous anchor of all times. One big leap taken by the anchor is said to be in 2004 when he became the main presenter of NBC’s Nightly News, the succeeding journalist, and the author Tom Brokaw. Brian Williams’ initial salary was said to be $8 million per annum, which increased to a whopping $10 million by the year 2006. 2014 saw his bank balance growing with an increase of $3 million. His salary per annum in the year 2014 is said to be $13 million.
After a very well illustrated professional life, Brian Williams is married to Jan Gillan Stoddard and has two children. One of his daughters with his wife is an actress and musician. He is not only a great anchor and broadcaster, but he has also excelled really well in the personal front. He has been named as the Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Committee in 1996. In addition to anchoring and being a great father and husband, he writes for Times Magazine, Newsweek and The NewYork Times.