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Barbara Walters Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Husband, Daughter, Height

Barbara Walters Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Husband, Daughter, Height

Facts of Barbara Walters

Full Name:Barbara Walters
Birth Date:September 25, 1929
Age:94 years
Profession:Journalist, Author
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
DivorceMerv Adelson (1986 - 1992)
Net Worth$170 million
Salary$12 million annually
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish
EducationSarah Lawrence College
FatherLouis Edward Walters
MotherDena Seletsky
SiblingsBurton Walters and Jacqueline Walters
KidsJacqueline Dena Guber
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Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, as well as a television personality. Additionally, she is popular as the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program.

Early Life of a Journalist

Barbara Walters stepped into this world in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States on September 25, 1929. As of 2022, she is at the age of 93 years old. Her sun sign is Libra. The name of her parents is Louis Edward Walters and Dena Seletsky. Barbara has siblings’ names are Burton Walters and Jacqueline Walters. 

Barbara Walters, Journalist
Caption: Barbara Walters, Journalist

She is American and belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Concerning her education, firstly, she attended Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Then, she attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.

After that, she attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School. Later on, she attended Sarah Lawrence College.

Health Condition

Walters experienced a number of health challenges in the years leading up to her retirement. However, the most notable of which was aortic valve stenosis for which she successfully underwent heart surgery.

Sadly, her health continued to deteriorate even after she retired. Once an avid socialite, Walters has not made any public appearances since mid-2016, and insider reports have it that the octogenarian mainly shares time between her bed and a wheelchair as she finds it difficult to get around.

It has also been reported that the iconic anchorwoman exhibits signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s though there has been no confirmation from her representatives. She spends most of the day looking out of her windows.

Is Barbara Walters Married? Daughter

Previously, she was a married woman. She was in a relationship with Roy Cohn but they broke up. Similarly, she was in a relationship with Henry Kissinger but they decided to break up. Moreover, she was in a relationship with Edward Brooke in 1974 but they separated in the year 1977.

She got married to Robert Henry Katz in 1955, but the marriage didn’t go well so they decided to annul in 1957. Therefore, she again got married to Lee Guber in 1963 but they divorced in 1976. Finally, Barbara Walters got married to Merv Adelson in 1986 but the marriage didn’t go well and they got divorced in 1992.

However, this couple again tied the knot in 1986 but sadly were again separated in 1992. They have a child namely, Jacqueline Dena Guber.

1. Robert Henry Katz19551957
2. Lee Guber19631976
3. Edward Brooke19741977
4. Roy Cohn
5. Henry Kissinger
6. Merv Adelson19861992Jacqueline Dena Guber

Over the years, Barbara’s relationship with her only daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber became strained. Nevertheless, the mother-daughter duo has managed to fix their relationship. As per Walters, herself, not having more children is her biggest regret in life.

How much is Barbara Walters’s Net Worth and Salary?

Presently, Barbara’s net worth is around $170 million as of 2022. She has earned a salary of $12 million per year in her career on the Forbes list of TV’s Top 20 Earners. She made history as the first anchorperson to reach the $1 million annual salary mark.

However, she nearly spent 60 years in the news business. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that she has that amount of net worth. She is living a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way for several years.

On the other hand, Walters, who has one daughter, is heavily involved in philanthropy. She famously gifted her alma mater with $15 million.

Barbara Walters, Journalist
Caption: Barbara Walters, Journalist

Besides that, the school has earmarked the money to build the Barbara Walters Campus Center; an archive of Walters’s famous interviews will be housed in the building. The center will also include a media lab, radio station, and dining facilities.


Likewise, she joined NBC’s ‘The Today Show’’ as a writer and researcher in 1961 and soon became the show’s regular ‘Today Girl’’. Likewise, she began developing and writing her own reports and interviews. Similarly, she also became the first female co-host of ‘The Today Show in 1974.

Therefore, while working with ABC she served as a commentator on news specials like presidential inaugurations and as a moderator between candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford during the 1976 Presidential Elections.

Additionally, she joined the ABC news magazine’20/20’ in 1979 and became a regular special contributor by 1981. Therefore, she interviewed leaders from all over the world including U.K Margaret Thatcher, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Russia’s Boris Yeltsin, and Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

Barbara Walters during her retirement
Caption: Barbara Walters during her retirement

Moreover, she has also interviewed celebrity icons like Michael Jackson, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Katharine Hepburn. Besides that, she along with Bill Geddie conceived the idea for the talk show ‘The View’ that has aired on ABC since August 1997.

However, she took semi-retirement in 2004. Later on, she also continued to co-host ‘The View’.


Talking about her lifetime achievements and awards, she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series for The Barbara Walters Special (1976), and she won Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The View (1997).

Likewise, she won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series for Today (1952).


In 1953, she produced a 15- minute children’s program, ‘Ask the Camera’ which was directed by Roone Arledge. Similarly, in 1955, she also became a writer for ‘The Morning Show’ at CBS. Then, she joined Tex McCrary Inc.

FAQs of Barbara Walters

How tall is Barbara Walters?

Walters has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches. Additionally, she weighs 57 kg. Similarly, she has a measurement of 34-26-36 inches respectively. Furthermore, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is hazel.

Is Barbara Walters still involved with The View?

No, Barbara is not involved with the View. She created, produced, and co-hosted the show on which she appeared from 1997 until her retirement in 2014.

Is Barbara Walters Died?

Regarding the rumors, once there were rumors of her death but that was fake news. Also, she did not lose her calm hearing the news and took it very lightly. Nevertheless, there are no such rumors regarding her personal life and career.