Julie Chen Married, Husband, Son, Net Worth

By Anmol Basnyat | Updated On: 20 Sep, 2018
Julie Chen Married, Husband, Son, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 06, 1970 Age 51 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Television Personality
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Les Moonves (m. 2004)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $16 Million Ethnicity Asian
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Children/Kids Charlie Moonves
Height 5'6" (1.68 m) Education University of Southern California
Parents Wan Ling Chen, David Y. Chen Siblings Vicki Chen, Gladys Chen

American News personality Julie Chen is familiar as the news anchor and the producer of the CBS Network. She served as the moderator of CBS's daily daytime talk show The Talk that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of female hosts.

The News anchor hosted the TV program along with her fellow reporters Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. However, after nine years of association, he announced her exit from The Talk and continued to support her husband.

What Is Julie Chen’s Net Worth?

The 48-year-old television personality has accumulated the net worth of $16 million. The eminent part of Julie's wealth is from her journalism career. The CBS adds a significant portion of earning towards Julie’s rolling bank balance since she joined the news broadcast in June 1990.

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Some of her notable works that made her fortunes elevate are CBS weekday morning broadcast's The Early Show where she was a co-anchor from 2002 to 2010 and a full-time anchor from 2010 to 2011.

Julie is married to former Chief Executive Officer of CBS, Leslie Moonves, 68. Her millionaire husband has the net worth of $300 million. Leslie’s CBS’s salary in the year 2009 was $70 million, which dropped to $57.7 million in 2010. Julie’s husband even cuts her salary for the CBS’s reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

The power couple is also known for buying Business Magnate Paul Allen’s Malibu house for $28.8 million in 2014. They also sold their another Malibu Mansion for $11.125 million in 2014 that they purchased in $10 million back in 2008.

Leaves The Talk After Nine Years; Continues As Host Of Big Brother

Julie announced her exit from The Talk after nine years. On 19 September 2018, she released a videotape in Twitter and confirmed her departure. Her resignation from the popular show came after ten after CBS replaced her husband, Leslie with COO Joseph Ianniello amid sexual misconduct allegation.

On 9 September 2018, CBS released a statement and verified that Leslie would no longer serve as CEO of CBS and his benefits would be subject to the investigations after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

However, Julie continues her role as the host of the CBS reality show, Big Brother. She also showed unparalleled support for her husband and addressed herself as Julie Chen Moonves. She revealed,

“Right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave The Talk.”

Six women, which includes the likes of writer Janet Jones and actress Illeana Douglas, accused that Leslie of sexual misconduct from forceful kissing to threatening to obstruct their career.

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Married Life: Has Son And Stepchildren

Julie resides in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Leslie Moonves, with whom she has a son and three stepchildren. The couple got married on 23 December 2004 in a private home in Acapulco, Mexico. Designer Reem Acra designed Julie's wedding dress whereas her husband wore an Armani suit for their wedding.

Almost five years after the wedding, Julie gave birth to their first child named Charlie Moonves on 24 September 2009.

Julie Chen and her husband Leslie Moonves at Kennedy Center Honors Formal Artist's Dinner in 2017 (Photo:

Leslie was previously married to Nancy Wiesenfeld on 17 December 1978 and had a divorce in 2004. Leslie has three children with her named Sara Moonves, Adam Moonves and Michael Moonves.

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Julie's Family: Grandmother Was Murdered

Julie is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Her grandfather Lou Gaw Tong, who grew up in the rural village of Penglai, was a polygamist with nine wives and 11 children. Chen’s great-grandmother and aunt were kidnapped, and one of their nephews double-crossed her grandfather. He disappeared into the night with the money. Julie's mother’s sister ended up marrying one of the bandits who murdered her grandmother.

Despite shifting to the States, Julie’s father still had the Chineses roots and cultures. Julie always wanted to work in a big news broadcasting company and didn’t want to go, New York, where her parents could check her all the time. The news anchor has two older sisters named Gladys and Victoria.

Short Bio

Leslie Queen was born on 6 January 1970 in Queens, New York City, as per wiki. Julie is 1.64 m ( 5' 4½") in height.

She attended Junior High School in Queens and later graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School in 1987. The reporter then majored in broadcast journalism and English in 1991 after attending the University of Southern California.