Bob Woodward Net Worth

January 3, 2024
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MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Bob Woodward, Associate Editor, The Washington Post, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, NOV. 3, 2013. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

Robert Upshur Woodward was born on the 26th March 1943, in Geneva, Illinois USA, and is an award-winning investigative journalist, writer, and editor, best known for his collaboration with Carl Bernstein in exposing the Watergate Affair. His journalistic career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bob Woodward is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Woodward’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in journalism and writing.


Bob Woodward Net Worth $5 Million


Bob Woodward was born to Jane and Alfred Eno Woodward II; his father was chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. He attended Yale College, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature and history. After college, he joined the US Navy, serving for five years and getting to the rank of lieutenant. Following his discharge, he tried to find a job as a reporter for The Washington Post, while at the same time attending The George Washington University. However, he wasn’t hired due to lack of experience, which he then acquired by working for a weekly newspaper, the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland for a year. In 1971, he applied again for the position at the Post, and this time he was hired.

At the very start of his career with The Washington Post, Woodward came onto the news story which will mark the 1970s and prove to be the most memorable moment of his career. Together with fellow Post journalist Carl Bernstein, he worked to expose the illegal activities of President Nixon’s administration during his re-election campaign, starting with a break-in into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, located in the Watergate office complex, which gave the name to this affair. With diligent and thorough investigative work, Woodward and Bernstein were able to prove the involvement of several government members in the attempt to sway the election result. Their coverage of the Watergate scandal brought the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973 to The Washington Post, and the reporters later achieved celebrity status with their book “All the President’s Men” (1974), which chronicled their work on Watergate, made into the movie of the same name, starring Robert Redford as Woodward, and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein.

Woodward’s work brought another Pulitzer Prize to the Post, this time for National Reporting on 9/11 attacks. Over the course of his career, Woodward has won most of the major journalism awards, including the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting (1972 and 1986), Sigma Delta Chi Award (1973), William Allen White Medal (2000), the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism (2001), and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency (2002). He is also noted for his coverage of George W. Bush’s presidency, since Woodward interviewed him six times, and subsequently wrote four books on the subject.

Apart from his journalistic work, Woodward is also a prolific non-fiction writer, having written or co-authored twelve bestsellers, and eighteen books in total. The first two, “All the President’s Men” (1974) and “The Final Days” (1976) are dedicated to Watergate scandal. Published over three decades later, “The Secret Man” (2005) adds to the legacy of Watergate, since it deals with the revelation of Woodward’s secret informant, the supposedly notorious Deep Throat.

Currently, Woodward serves as an associate editor of The Washington Post, while also spending his time giving lectures at colleges and universities.

Regarding his personal life, Bob has been married to his third wife Elsa Walsh, since 1989; the couple has two children together. Previously, he was married to Kathleen Middlekauff from 1966 to 1969, and Frances Roderick Barnard, from 1974 to 1979 with whom he has one child.

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