Chris Wallace is a television anchor who has won Emmy awards for his contribution to the medium. He has also served as a moderator at the Presidential debate held in 2016 which made him the first Fox TV anchor to do so. He has been working with the Fox TV network for 15 years now. Keep reading to know more about Chris Wallace’s net worth in 2019.
Chris Wallace was born as Christopher W. Wallace on 12th October 1947 in Chicago, USA. His parents are Mike Wallace and Norma Kaphan. His father was a reporter for the CBS channel. He had an elder brother Peter Wallace.
Chris Wallace parents separated when he was just a year old, and he has been raised by his mother and stepfather Bill Leonard who was a CBS news president.
Wallace went to The Hotchkiss School and completed his school graduation from there. Later on, he went to the Harvard College. He was also selected for a law program in the Yale Law School but decided to pursue a career in journalism instead.
He started work as a reporter at the Boston Globe newspaper. Later on, he went to work with TV networks like CBS and Fox.
Wallace married Elizabeth Farrell, and they together have four children. The couple separated, and he married a second time to Lorraine Smothers.
Chris Wallace started his career as a newspaper reporter but soon realised that the future of journalism lies with television. He moved on to the CBS network and worked on the WBBM-TV station.
He, later on, moved to the NBC network and worked for them for 14 years. He worked there in various capacities as a TV anchor, news reader and a correspondent.
Wallace left NBC and joined the ABC network as a war correspondent. One of his major assignments included reporting on the Gulf war.
After working for 14 years in NBC, he left it to join the Fox network. He is working there as a political correspondent and news anchor for their program Fox News Sunday.
As a Fox employee, he was given the honour of moderating the presidential election debate which was the first time for any Fox anchor.
Chris Wallace is known for his upfront and confrontational style of journalism which has at times landed him in controversial debates.
Awards & Achievements
Chris Wallace has served a long and illustrious career as a TV journalist and anchor of some prestigious television networks.
During his career, he has also received various awards and accolades in recognition to his memorable contribution to the field of journalism.
He was honoured with the Paul White award in 2013 which is awarded annually for lifetime achievement in radio journalism. He was also awarded the founders award for excellence by the international centre for journalists in 2017.
Christopher Wallace has also won three Emmy awards and the DuPont Silver Baton award.
Net Worth of Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace has earned a fortune while working for various powerful networks and has made a net worth of $6 million. He has made it through his salary and private investments.
His salary is estimated to be around $1.5 million, and his personal investments are estimated to be $3.5 million.
He is the owner of some luxury cars and a million dollar home based in Washington.
Chris Wallace has carried forward the legacy of his step-father and achieved excellence in the field of journalism. He has a reputation for speaking his mind and has garnered the respect of his peers and politicians alike.