Barbara Walters Net Worth
Barbara Walters net worth: Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality who has a net worth of $170 million. Barbara Jill Walters was born September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, and received a B.A. in English from Sarah Lawrence College. Walter's joined NBC's The Today Show as a writer in 1961, and soon moved up to become the show's regular "Today Girl" doing light assignments and weather. In 1974 she was officially named the shows first female co-host. Walters later joined Hugh Downs on the ABC newsmagazine 20/20, appearing as a commentator and a moderator of presidential debates. In 1997, she premiered on the popular talk show, The View, which she also worked as a writer and producer for, and continued to work on the show until her retirement in 2014. During her impressive career, Walters has been honored with many awards, among them the Overseas Press Club's highest award, the President's Award, in 1988; induction into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame; the Lowell Thomas Award for a career in journalism excellence, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation; the Muse Award from New York Women in Film and Television; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007, in addition to 34 daytime and primetime Emmy Awards. Barbara has been married four times to three different men, and has one daughter named Jacqueline Danforth, who she adopted while married to her second husband, Lee Guber.