John Walsh is an American television personality and the host cum creator. He is also a criminal investigator, human rights & victim rights advocate. To know more John Walsh and his net worth in 2018, read the following article.
John Walsh’s Early Life
John Edward Walsh Jr. commonly known by his name John Walsh was born on December 26, 1945, in Auburn, New York. There is no information about his parents or his siblings. John was born in a well-to-do family and was bought up in a decent manner.
Walsh did his schooling from Auburn and was a very bright student. He loved playing sports and actively participated in extracurricular activities. There is no record of him dating in the middle-school or high school. For further studies, he attended the University of Buffalo and graduated with a degree in Law.
Walsh has never been linked with any other woman except his wife. He dated his wife, Revé for a long time before getting married. The couple soon decided to move out of New York and settle in South Florida where Walsh became involved in the construction business and build some high-end luxury hotels.
Together, the couple is blessed with four kids, out of which, his eldest son was murdered. While Walsh was in the Bahamas, his wife and their son Adam had gone to a mall in Hollywood, where Revé kept her son in a toy store only to look for a lamp. When she returned to that toy store again, Adam was missing. They filed a police complaint about the same but nothing happened.
It was sixteen days after the abduction, Adam’s severed head was found in a drainage canal. It was a gruesome and inhumane act by the abductors, as the rest of his body was never found. Nobody could find the real murderer and finally, Ottis Toole, who was a prime suspect in the case and died in the cell who was serving a life sentence for his other crimes was declared as a killer.
John Walsh’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Apart from being in the construction business, Walsh and his wife were portrayed in a television film called ‘Adam’. Later, a sequel was also produced and aired by the same television production. Soon after the movies, he signed a deal with ‘Fox’ and launched a series called ‘Americas Most Wanted’. The show became the longest crime-running series in the history of American television.
By the time, Walsh became very famous who had contributed to the capture of more than thousand fugitives. Walsh also hosted his own talk show called ‘The John Walsh Show’ which aired for almost two years. He has also assisted in the solving the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the arrests of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ilene Barzee.
The rappers like Bizzy Bone wrote a song for his show which was dedicated to Walsh’s son Adam. Walsh’s life story was featured in a couple of series and currently, he is the host of ‘The Hunt with John Walsh’. He is also a spokesperson for ‘Justice Network’. There is an entire street in his hometown named after him. Walsh has appeared in one of the comics as himself which is made by DC Comics.
Awards & Achievements
John Walsh gave his best to serve the community by keeping it away from the crime. He has been honored with few awards, and his biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Operation Kids Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Net Worth of John Walsh
The estimated net worth of John Walsh is approximately $23 million. His main source of income has been his television series and also, he earned quite a hefty income from his construction business.
John Walsh at least tried to stop what happened with his son by fighting crime and solving numerous cases. His show ‘America’s Most Wanted’ saved the lives of thousands and helped the community to live without fear. The loss of his eldest son was devastating for him and even after so many years, he still feels the pain of it.