Barbara Walters is a famous American journalist, television personality, and author who is popular for being the host of newsmagazine 20/20.
Barbara Walters' Early Life and Parents
Barbara Walters was born Barbara Jill Walters on September 25, 1929, and is currently 89 years old. She was born in the upper-middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America to mother Dena Seletsky and father Louis Edward Walters. Barbara is of American nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.
Barbara Walters' Career
Barbara started her professional career in 1953 soon after completing her bachelor’s degree. During her early days, she worked in a small advertising agency. After that, she got a chance to appear on ABC News.
Barbara has worked for numerous television channels like WNBT-TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, and many others. She has worked for many television shows like The Today Show, ABC Evening News, 20/20, The View, ABC News, American Scandals, Piers Morgan Live, and many others.
Barbara Walters' Net Worth and Salary
Barbara is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the United States. As of 2019, Barbara Walters' net worth is reported to be around $170 million. Her net worth in 2015 was around $150 million. She earned an annual salary of $17 million before retiring in 2016.
Barbara Walters' Personal Life
Barbara Walters has been married three times in her life, but all her married life came to an end after being married for a few years. She was first married to Robert Henry Katz. He is one of the great business executives from the United States who has served in the Navy for some years.
They got married in 1955 but sadly got divorced in 1958. She then got married to Lee Guber. Her married life with him lasted for more than a decade. She even adopted a child with him.
After that, she got married to Merv Adelson but just like her past married life, her married life with Merv also did not work out. Sadly, they got divorced but has not disclosed the exact reason behind their divorce.