Brian Williams is an award winning journalist who has hosted several programs in his career. He is known for hosting the show ‘The 11th Hour with Brian Williams’. He was the managing editor and anchor of ‘NBC Nightly News’ on NBC. He has also appeared in many other television shows and has received honorary degrees from many universities. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Brian Williams in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Brian Douglas Williams is the son of Gordon Lewis Williams and Dorothy May Williams. He was born in May 1959, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His mother was an amateur stage actress and his father used to be the executive vice president of New York’s National Retail Merchants Association. He has got four older siblings.
He went to Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth. While still a student, Williams volunteered himself at the Middletown Township Fire Department. He was also the editorial editor of his school’s newspaper. Later, he went to Brookdale Community College. He did not graduate and was transferred to other universities. He has also worked as a busboy in a pancake house.
In 1986, Brian Williams got married to Jane Gillan Stoddard. Their relationship has been going strong for over three decades. The couple has two children named Allison and Doug. His daughter is an actress and his son is also an anchor. In 1996, he was named as “Father of the Year”. He has been a part of several controversies particularly the Iraq War helicopter incident in 2015.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1981, Brian Williams used to work in a local broadcast channel of Pittsburg, Kansas. Later, he began to work in Philadelphia. In 1987, he joined WCBS in New York City. In 1993, he joined the NBC News and became the anchor of ‘Weekend Nightly News’. He was the chief correspondent of the White House. Later, he became the managing editor and anchor of the show ‘The News with Brian Williams’. His show was broadcasted both on CNBC and MSNBC.
Williams was also the substitute anchor of ‘The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw’. In 2004, he started anchoring ‘NBC Nightly News’. The show later went on to receive the DuPont-Columbia University Award and George Polk Award. He also appeared in the list of “100 most influential people in the world” by Time magazine. In 2011, Williams became the host of ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’. His show was canceled in June 2013.
He has won the News and Documentary Emmy Awards 12 times in his career and is also the winner of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Apart from this, he has also appeared in several other television shows like ‘Sesame Street’, ‘The Daily Show’, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth will a person who has hosted several shows in his career? He has traveled to many countries in the world to cover news. With this, the news anchor has gone on to make a net worth of over $50 million. His salary for the year 2014 was $13 million. By 2006, his annual income was $10 million. He is currently the anchor of ‘The 11th Hour with Brian Williams’ and the chief Breaking News anchor of MSNBC.
Brian Williams is a very successful journalist in the world. Despite his success and his many accolades, he was suspended for six months in 2015 due to his misrepresentation of the Iraq War. He returned back to his show and is very much focused in active journalism.