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Bob Woodward Net Worth

Bob Woodward Net Worth is
$5 Million

Bob Woodward Biography

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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Quick Facts

Full NameBob Woodward
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 26, 1943
Place Of BirthGeneva, Illinois, U.S.
ProfessionJournalist
EducationYale University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseElsa Walsh
ChildrenDiana Woodward, Taliesin Woodward
ParentsAlfred E. Woodward, Jane Upshur
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realbobwoodward
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Woodward
NominationsPulitzer Prize for National Reporting, National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs
MoviesAll the President's Men, The Final Days, Black and White and Dead All Over, Wired, The Gene Autry Show
TV ShowsThe Gene Autry Show


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is portrayed by Robert Redford in All the President's Men (1976) and by Will Ferrell in Dick (1999).
2Uncovered the Watergate scandal, which led to President Richard Nixon's resignation, with Carl Bernstein, for the Washington Post.
3Grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Graduated from Wheaton Central HS. Robert Redford (playing Woodward) mentions his hometown in All the President's Men (1976).
4Was a communications officer in the Navy in 1969 and 1970.
5Graduated from Yale University.


Quotes

#Quote
1Watergate proved that it was worth the effort to dig deeply and spend sufficient time on stories in order to ensure you're presenting the truth as completely and honestly as possible. Hopefully that will continue and not be diminished by the impact of instant Internet news and 24-hour cable news programming, which tends to focus on breaking news rather than detailed reporting.
2Carl Bernstein and I probably did not have enough self-doubt... Benjamin C. Bradlee is a great editor because of what he kept out of the paper as much as for what he allowed in. Bradlee believed what we had. The problem was proving it and publishing stories that were as credible as possible.
3It is the responsibility of reporters to be aggressive, as long as they are fair and accurate. The media has a responsibility to question the actions of our leaders and to investigate any concentration of power. But reporters have an equal responsibility to prevent their own biases from influencing coverage. The media today probably does not dig deeply enough or spend sufficient time on stories. The best way to ensure that sources will be open and honest is to treat them fairly.


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Final Days1989TV Movie book
Wired1989book
The Nightmare Years1989TV Mini-Series story - 4 episodes
Under Siege1986TV Movie story / teleplay
All the President's Men1976book

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
State of Play2009Extra (uncredited)
Up Your Alley1989Husband in Park

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat2006Video documentary short special thanks
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire2006Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox News Sunday2012-2017TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Washington Post
Barefoot Contessa2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author: 'The War Within'
Media Buzz2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Washington Post Associate Editor / Himself / Himself - Associate Editor, Washington Post / ...
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Author, The Last of the President's Men
Face the Nation2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist / Himself - Washington Post / ...
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Diplomat2015Documentary
Overheard2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Dick Cavett's Watergate2014TV MovieHimself - Co-Author 'All The President's Men'
Secrets of the Dead2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Black and White and Dead All Over2013DocumentaryHimself
The Chris Matthews Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Herblock: The Black & the White2013DocumentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
All the President's Men Revisited2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The World According to Dick Cheney2013DocumentaryHimself - Washington Post
Hannity2012TV SeriesHimself - Author: 'The Price of Politics' / Himself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2012TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - The Washington Post / Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
Today1994-2008TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2002-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Author, The War Within (segment "The War Within") / Himself - Author, State of Denial (segment "State of Denial") / Himself - Author, Plan of Attack (segment "Plan of Attack") / ...
Frontline2004-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Author / Himself
David Halberstam: The Coldest Winter2007Video shortHimself - Interviewee
Dateline NBC2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat2006Video documentary shortHimself - Author of 'All the President's Men'
Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of 'All the President's Men'2006Video documentary shortHimself, author of 'All the President's Men'
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire2006Video documentary shortHimself - Author of 'All the President's Men'
Jeopardy!2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself - Guest Contestant
The Daily Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Presidency with Bob Woodward2005TV Movie documentary
Jonathan Dimbleby2004TV SeriesHimself
Best Sellers or: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove2004Video documentary shortHimself
No Fighting in the War Room or Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat2004Video short documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
Donahue1976TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Pressure and the Press: The Making of 'All the President's Men'1976Documentary shortHimself
Firing Line1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself - Washington Post Reporter / Himself - Washington Post
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2006TV SeriesHimself
Knowledge is for Acting Upon: The Manhattan Raid2006DocumentaryHimself
The Hunting of the President2004DocumentaryHimself
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