Barbara Walters is a well known American journalist, TV personality, and author. She is famous for hosting the TV programs like The View, Today, 20/20 and many more. At first, she started working as a TV personality in the 1960s and then she began working as a writer for the NBC news. She got the chance to work with host Hugh Downs and then she got popular among viewers because of her interviewing ability.
In the year 1974, she was the first woman who got such title of for an American news channel. From the year 1999 to the year 2004, she used to work as a producer and co-host for the show 20/20 which telecasted on ABC magazine. She has won lifetime achievement award, and you can check net worth of Barbara Walters in 2019 here.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 25th September in the year 1929 in Boston. She is the daughter of Louis Walters and Dena Walters, and both of her parents were Jewish. Her father was Broadway producer at once, and then he became the entertainment director in Las Vegas. Her father lost a lot of good opportunities in show business, and he was also a booking agent. The job of her father wasn’t safe like her uncle’s busies.
Her father used to take her in the rehearsals of a nightclub in which he worked as a producer and director. When Walters became young, her father lost nightclub, and he had a mental breakdown because the government took their house and car. She used to go to Lawrence School in Brooklyn. In the year 1939, they moved to Miami Beach where she used to go to public school. Later on, she went to New York with her father and attended Birch Wathen School from where her graduation was completed in the year 1947.
She has been married four times with three men. She got married to Robert Henry Katz at first in the year 1955, but their marriage was annulled in the year 1957. Later on, she got married to Lee Guber in the year 1963 with whom she got divorced in the year 1976. She also had a daughter with him. She got married to Merv Adelson in the year 1981 and then got divorced in the year 1984. Both of them married again in the year 1986 but later divorced each other in the year 1992. She was a close friend with Roger Ailes till his death in the year 2017. In the year 2014, she revealed that it is the regret of her life not having a child now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1955, she became the writer in the Morning Show. She also worked as a writer for the Redbook Magazine. She is famous for her program on ABC news, 20/20 where she worked as a host in the year 1979. She was also the commentator during the 9/11 incident. She is very famous for her scoop interviews, and in the year 1977, she took an interview of Anwar Al Sadat who was the president of Egypt. Her final interview was with President, Donald Trump in the year 2015 after which she took retirement.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Barbara Walters is $180 million which she has been able to gain by working as a journalist. She is also an author and TV personality because of which she has been able to earn a huge amount of wealth. She has not only earned money and fame but has received many awards for her work.
In the year 1951, she got B.A. English degree from Lawrence College. She started working in an advertising agency at first and then worked as a host. She had to leave the channel because her boss forced her to get married to him.