Carl Bernstein Net Worth

Date: 02 Apr, 2016

Carl Bernstein Net Worth

Regarded as one of the most famous American investigative journalist, Carl Bernstein, the co-winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (gold medal) Carl Bernstein is someone who has been involved in journalism since his teenage days. He is someone who has been reporting on abuse of power on his own (through books, magazine articles, television reporting and commentary) for a long time now. Nonetheless, he is the author of five famous books. 

Unfortunately, we aren't an investigative firm, and thus, we cannot predict his net worth. However, we can speculate that his net worth is in double digits given his more than five decades of the journalism career. If you may, he is mostly known for his reporting on the Watergate Scandal, which eventually forced then President Nixon to resign. Carl and his fellow Washington post journalist Bob Woodward won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their Washington Post reporting on the scandal.  

Reports have it that the Washington Post did everything to retain Carl in 1977 when he decided to quit. At this point of time, Carl speculated salary was up to $18,000.

Amazingly, Carl and Woodward not only earned rave reviews and credits for their Watergate reporting but also earned fortunes from their work. For instance, they wrote the record-breaking hit book "All the President's Man" after two months from Nixon's resignation. Smartly, they sold the movie right of the book to Robert Redford. Reports have it that they accumulated over 6 million from the deal.

Nevertheless, he is also known for his tough appearances on various reputed platforms like CNN as a contributor.

Talking about his relationship status, he has since 2003 remained married with former model wife, Christine Kuehbeck. Anyway, the 72-year-old American veteran journalist of Jewish ethnicity has been married in total for three times. His previous marriages include then Washington Post fellow Washington post reporter Carol Honsa (1968-1972) and writer/director Nora Ephron (1976 – 1980). Nevertheless, his previous famous girlfriends include Bianca Jagger, Martha Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor.  Furthermore, he was also involved in an extramarital relationship (1979) with Margaret Jay, the daughter of then British Minister James Callaghan.

Interestingly, Ephron later wrote a 1983 novel Heatburn (resulted in 1986 film featuring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Steep) post her divorce with Carl, being saddened by Carl's cheating behavior when she was still pregnant with their second son.

Altogether, he has two children from his relationship with Ephron. Wikipedia writes elder son Jacob writes for the New York Times, and younger son Max is the guitar player for Kesha.

Did you know that he is a college dropout and began his journalism career as a copyboy for The Washington Star at the age of 16?

More wiki on his professional life can be accessed via his Wikipedia's bio. His informative and eye-opening quotes can be accessed via Brainy Quote. One of his most famous quotes is given as:

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.