Willie Geist Net Worth

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William Russell Geist was born on the 3rd May 1975, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is a television personality and journalist, perhaps best known for being one of the hosts of MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe”, and for working on NBC’s “Today Show”. He is also recognized for publishing several books, such as “Good Talk, Dad” (2014). His career has been active since 1997.

Have you ever wondered how rich Willie Geist is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Geist’s net worth is $8 million; his salary per year is $2.5 million, so very likely his welth will increase. He has been accumulating this sum of money through his successful career as a television personality, host and journalist. Another source of money is coming from his career as an author of several books.

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Willie Geist Net Worth $8 Million

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Willie Geist is the son of Bill Geist, a current correspondent for CBS News, and Jody Geist, who is a social worker. He spent his childhood with his older brother in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he studied at Ridgewood High School, after which he enrolled at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time at college, Willie was an editor of “The Vanderbilt Hustler”, a student newspaper.

Thanks to his previous experience in college, it was quite easy for Geist to find his first professional job. In 1997, he was hired as a producer and editor for CNN Sports Illustrated. Little by little he started building a career as a journalist, becoming a reporter and field producer for CNN Sports, focusing on main sports events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and golf Masters as well.

After that, he joined Fox Sports Net as a producer and writer of the short-lived sports commentary show “I, Max”, hosted by Max Kellerman, which was the main source of his income for that year. However, in 2005, he joined MSNBC, and has stayed on television ever since. He worked on several projects on the MSNBC, including “Tucker” (2005-2008), as a senior producer, then on the show “Zeitgeist”, starting in 2006 until the present day as a host. Furthermore, he worked as co-anchor of the show “Morning Joe”, and “Scarbough Country”, and was also host of his own show “Way Too Early”; however, he left the show in 2012.

His net worth also increased from his involvement in the shows such as “Today”, starting in 2012, becoming the co-anchor of the third hour of the show, and also in 2012 he was promoted to the position of the anchor of the show “Sunday Today”, which began airing in April 2016. Willie also served as the NBC News correspondent since 2011, and NBC Sports contributor starting in 2012, which also increased his net worth.

Apart from his successful career on television, Willie has been recognized as an author, publishing several books including “Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!” (2011), and he also wrote two books with his dad Bill, “American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures” (2010), and “Good Talk Dad” (2014), making it one of the sources of his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Willie Geist has been married to Christina Sharkey Geist since May of 2003; they are the parents of two children. Willie is brother of Libby Wildes, who is a film producer that won Peabody award, and his grandfather was Herbie Lewis, a retired hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings, and has been inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.

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