Geraldo Rivera is a famous American attorney, author, journalist, reporter and talk-show host. Geraldo Rivera won an award for his investigation and report on the death of John Lennon and Elvis Presley. Geraldo hosts NBC’s ‘Geraldo at Large’ and appears regularly on Fox News show, ‘The Five.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Geraldo Rivera as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Geraldo Rivera was born as Gerald Michael Riviera on 4th July 1943 in New York City, the US. His mother, Lillian (née Friedman) worked in a restaurant. His father, Cruz “Allen” Rivera (October 1915 – November 1987) was a cab driver. Lillian was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish ancestry while Cruz was of Catholic Puerto Rican ancestry. Geraldo was raised following his mother’s faith.
Geraldo Rivera was raised in Brooklyn and West Babylon in New York City. He studied at West Babylon High School. Geraldo went to the Maritime College of State University of New York (September 1961 – May 1963). Geraldo Rivera graduated with B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona (1965).
After working in several jobs as a clothes salesman to a cook, Geraldo Rivera enrolled at Brooklyn Law School (1966). He was an intern with the legendary crime-fighter Frank Hogan, the New York County District Attorney. Geraldo Rivera also worked for the Harlem Assertion of Rights, a community-based provider of legal services. Geraldo Rivera earned his J.D. ranking at the top of his class (1969). Geraldo Rivera was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1969.
Geraldo Rivera has married five times. Latest was in 2003 when he married Erica Michelle Levy. The couple has a daughter. Geraldo Rivera has four other children from his previous marriages. The names of his children are Cruz Grant, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Isabella Holmes, Simone Cruickshank, and Solita Liliana.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Geraldo Rivera worked with organizations namely Lower Community Action for Legal Services of Manhattan and National Lawyers Guild. He often represented for the Puerto Rican activist group called Young Lords and gradually commenced his own private practice. Geraldo was interviewed by Al Primo, news director of WABC-TV. Following, Geraldo was offered a job as a reporter. ABC helped Geraldo Rivera with Ford Foundation-fund to study ‘Introduction to Journalism Broadcast.’ Fred Friendly taught the Summer Program in Journalism for Members of Minority Groups. This was held at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1970).
In 1970, Geraldo Rivera began his career in news shows of WABC-TV. Geraldo Rivera made a name for himself from his work as a journalist. He won awards for his investigative reports on deaths of John Lennon and Elvis Presley in 1970s and 1980s.
Geraldo Rivera hosted several talk shows including Geraldo (1987-1998). In 2001, Geraldo Rivera was appointed at Fox TV as a war correspondent, and he held the position until the mid-2000s. Following, Gerald Rivera began his program called ‘Geraldo at Large’ that is broadcast over the weekends to this date.
Geraldo Rivera made a name for him as a prominent journalist and won awards for his works. He has won 7 Emmy Awards. He also received a Peabody Award for his report on abused and neglected mentally retarded patients.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Geraldo Rivera is $17 million. Most of his wealth comes from his profession as an attorney, author, reporter, journalist and talk shows hosts. Between 1987 and 1998, Geraldo Rivera hosted in several talk shows and became famous. Today, he hosts Fox’s talk show ‘Geraldo at Large’ over the weekends. Geraldo Rivera won awards for his investigation and report on deaths of John Lennon and Elvis Presley.
Even to this date, Geraldo Rivera hosts Fox’s talk-show ‘Geraldo at Large’ during the weekends. Of late, he has joined the cast of NBC’s reality series called ‘Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.’