Arthur Frommer Net Worth
Arthur Frommer is a travel writer, publisher and consumer advocate, and the founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine and has a net worth of $21 million. Arthur Frommer earned his net worth as a travel writer, and publisher. He was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, moving to Brooklyn, New York when he was 14. He graduated from New York University in 1950 with a political science degree, and graduated with honors from Yale Law School. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War, but was posted to Europe. While serving in Germany, he wrote and self-published a guidebook called The GI's Guide to Traveling In Europe in 1955. In 1961, he formed a wholesale tour operator known initially as $5 a Day Tours, Inc., and later as Arthur Frommer International, Inc., and served as its chairman and president until 1981. He preserves a consultant role with Wiley in the Frommer's line of travel guides, leaving time to pursue other projects. In addition to guidebooks, his writings include hundreds of travel articles and columns appearing in magazines ranging from The Readers Digest to Consumers' Digest and New Choices. Today, he confines his activities to travel journalism. He continues to write travel books, in addition to publishing Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine and the monthly Secret Bargains newsletter. He also presents a weekly, nationwide radio program on travel, appears as a travel commentator on numerous TV programs, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column on travel, and writes frequently for other magazines as well. He is generally acknowledged to be the nation's foremost travel authority. He lives in New York City, where he is married to Roberta Brodfeld, and has a daughter named Pauline. Arthur Frommer was born in 1929 in Jefferson City, Missouri.