Walt Mossberg is an American journalist who is the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal and has a net worth of $170 million. Walt Mossberg earned his net worth as an American journalist. He has an undergraduate degree in Politics from Brandeis University (1969) and graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1970. He began working for the WSJ in 1970 and covered American and international affairs until he changed his focus to reviewing personal technology in 1991. He has been called "a champion of the technology to befuddled Everyman" and "the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes in the computer world today" by Newsweek Magazine, "the most influential computer journalist", by Time Magazine and Brill's Content Magazine considers him to be one of the 25 most influential people in the US news media. In 1999 Mossberg received the Loeb Award for Commentary for his Personal Technology column. In addition to Personal Technology, he also authors Mossberg's Mailbox, another weekly personal technology column in the Wall Street Journal where he responds to readers' questions and is a contributing editor of Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal's monthly magazine in which he writes the Mossberg Report column. In addition to writing about personal technology, he is a technology commentator for the CNBC television network and Digital Duo, the public television program. In partnership with his fellow Journal columnist Kara Swisher, Mossberg created, produces and hosts the Journal's annual D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, CA, in which top technology leaders, such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, appear on stage without prepared remarks, or slides, and are interviewed by the two columnists. In 2007, The New Yorker magazine profiled him in an article entitled: "Everyone listens to Walter Mossberg." In 2008, Vanity Fair magazine listed him as a member of its "New Establishment" list of the 100 top leaders of the Information Age. Walt Mossberg was born on March 27th, 1947 in Warwick, Rhode Island.