Dan Rather net worth and salary: Dan Rather is an American journalist and the former anchor for the CBS Evening News from 1981 to 2005 who has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars. Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas in 1931 and grew up in Houston, Texas, He obtained his bachelor's degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in 1953. After college, Dan Rather worked for the Houston Chronicle, did play-by-play announcing for the University of Houston football team and In 1959, he began his television career as a reporter for KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston. In September 1961 Rather reported live from the Galveston Seawall as Hurricane Carla threatened the Texas coastline and caught the attention of CBS news. He moved to New York City in early 1962 for a six-month trial with CBS News. During his over 50 year career, Dan Rather has reported many high profile events, including JFK's assassination, the Vietnam War and the Watergate hearings. He has also contributed to CBS's "60 Minutes". Dan Rather is currently hosting his own show, "Dan Rather Reports. Dan Rather married his wife, Jean Goebel, in 1957. The couple has a son and daughter, and keep homes in New York City and Austin, Texas.