Jeff Zucker Net Worth
Jeff Zucker Net Worth and Salary: Jeff Zucker is the current president of CNN Worldwide and Chairman of WarnerMedia News. Jeff Zucker has a net worth of $60 million and annual base salary of $6 million. With bonuses and other awards his compensation in a given year can easily top $10 million. Jeff spent more than two decades at NBC, serving as President from 2007 to 2010. When he stepped down, Jeff received a $30 – $40 million payout from new parent company Comcast. In 2013 he became President of CNN Worldwide.
Early Life: He was born on April 9, 1965 in Homestead, Florida. Zucker graduated from Harvard College in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in American history. He served as president of The Harvard Crimson from 1985 to 1986. Zucker joined NBC in 1986 as a researcher for NBC Sports' coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. From 1986 to 1988, he traveled the world, compiling and writing background information for NBC Sports commentators and producers.
Success: In January 1989, he joined NBC News as a field producer for Today. Zucker was named executive producer of Today in January 1992 at age 26, making him the youngest executive producer in the program's history.
Under Zucker's leadership, the morning show Today propelled to the No. 1 position and consistently held this ranking throughout his term.
He was named President of NBC Entertainment in December 2000. In 2003 he was promoted to President of the NBC Entertainment, News & Cable Group. He was the president of NBC Universal Television Group from May 2004, rising to CEO in December 2005. He headed up the $16 billion global media and entertainment content company, which includes the NBC broadcast network, its news division and all of its cable entities, including MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Oxygen and Syfy.
After leaving NBC, Zucker co-created and executive produced Katie, the syndicated daytime show starring journalist Katie Couric. In his role as the current president of CNN Worldwide, he oversees its 23 branded news and information businesses, including CNN's U.S. television network, CNN International, HLN and CNN Digital.
Personal Life: In 1996 Jeff married Caryn Stephanie Nathanson who was at that time working on Saturday Night Live. They have four children together. Jeff and Caryn announced they had separated in 2020.
Real Estate: In 2007 Jeff and Caryn paid $12.3 million for a Manhattan apartment. In 2020, likely in the wake of their separation, they placed the five-bedroom apartment for sale for $17.5 million. The monthly co-op fee on the apartment is a mind-boggling $11,000.
Outside of Manhattan, the duo also co-own a 1.5-acre estate in the Hamptons which is technically three parcels combined into one. They acquired the parcels in three transactions starting in 2002 and ending in 2014. In total they spent $7.3 million on the estate.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 9, 1965 (55 years old)|
|Profession:||Television producer, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|