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Barbara Walters’ Net Worth At Time Of Death: How Much The Legend Made

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Journalism legend Barbara Walters has been confirmed dead at the age of 93 and one big question everyone is asking is simple: What was her net worth at the time of her passing?

As TvShowsAce previously reported, the ABC News anchor and correspondent was a trailblazer for women in the journalism industry. She is credited for breaking through the glass ceiling in what had always been a male-dominated industry. And, she did so over the course of her five-decades-long career in journalism.

Now, it is no secret that women just didn’t earn the same kind of income as men when Barbara first kicked off her career in journalism. She, however, made it her mission to change that. The question is: What kind of net worth does a trailblazer such as Barbara Walters leave behind?

Barbara Walters Dead: Net Worth At Time Of Passing

Unsurprisingly, as a legend in the journalism industry and a hero to women with an interest in journalism everywhere, Barbara Walters had accumulated a large net worth up until the time of her passing. Per Celebrity Net Worththe former ABC News anchor was estimated to have a net worth of $170M.

Barbara Walters - Wikimedia Commons - net worth
Barbara Walters – Wikimedia Commons

Wearing several different hats within the journalism and entertainment industries, she accumulated her massive net worth through her careers as a journalist, TV producer, author, presenter, TV personality, screenwriter, actress, news anchor, news correspondent, and talk show host.

The talk show host also earned some of her net worth from her annual Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People special and the two books she authored including “How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything” (published in 1970) and “Audition: A Memoir” (published in 2008).

Presently, used copies of “How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything” sell for anywhere from $130 to $50 depending on whether they are hard or soft. “Audition: A Memoir,” on the other hand, can be purchased for between $5 and $15 depending on the type of book that is purchased.

Barbara Walters - Wikmedia
Barbara Walters – Wikmedia

Most assume a substantial portion of her net worth accumulated via The View. In 1997, Barbara Walters launched The View which remains a popular talk show on the ABC network continuing to air new episodes. In 2014, she made her last appearance on the show. She, however, remained attached to the show as an executive producer and continued to make special appearances for the occasional interview.

Does it surprise you that Barbara Walters’ net worth was $170M at the time of her passing? Let us know in the comments down below. And, keep coming back for more talk show news.

Rest in peace, Barbara Walters.

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