It didn’t just take a year or two for NBC’s Lester Holt to become a moderator of the first presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Holt’s constant passion, hard work, and dedication made him reach up to where he is today. His work ethic exceeds his ego due to his modest confidence. At present, Holt lies among THR’s 35 most powerful media personality.
It is not just his power that is high, but also his annual salary and his total net worth. Looking at Holt’s tremendous career, we cannot deny the fact that he owns each penny of his net worth.
Holt’s net worth is approximate $12 million according to Celebrity net worth. His annual salary is around $ 4 million. In 2015, Page six revealed that a source confirmed about Holt’s demand of $10 million annual income as his fellow host, Brian Williams. However, no claim about the final agreement was made.
At present, Holt is the anchor of NBC’s ‘Today’ and ‘Nightly News’ weekend editions. His work experience in the past was equally prolific. He has also worked for WCBS-TV and KNXT as their reporter. He has covered some major events such as ‘9/11 Conspiracy Theory’, 2008’s ‘Summer Olympics’ and ‘Dateline ID’. He worked as a narrator of Sci-Fi Network’s ‘Crystal Skulls’.
Video: Lester Holt interviewing former US President Obama
Holt spent 19 years of his career with CBS network. He reported from various locations such as Somali, Haiti, Iraq, El Salvador and Northern Ireland for WBBM-TV as its evening news host. He joined MSNBC in 2000. He was a full-time anchor of ‘Weekend Today’.
Besides working for news channels, Holt has also appeared in various series and movies such as “Red, White, or Blue”, “Primal Fear”, “The Fugitive”, “Cleveland” and “Fate”.
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In 1990, Holt’s amazing reporting and hosting skills made him win the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He was honored as the weekend nightly news’ best anchor on 9th May 2007.
Holt truly stands as an inspiration to youth who takes him as their idol. He shares his idea of success by saying that your bosses aren’t your friends. He revealed in an interview that he works for some terrific people whom he respects very much but it is a business and he never takes it for granted.
Other than being an award-winning Journalist Lester is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University and Honorary Doctorate from California State University, Sacramento in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 he won the Alan B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year honor from Montclair State University.
Looking at his professional career, he obviously can be taken as one of the most powerful CBS personality who holds a beautiful professional career and can be regarded as one of the richest CBS journalists. He is an iconic reporter working hard to deliver the truth to his fans. Way to go, Lester, you are a true American hero.