Lou Dobbs Wiki, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Now

By Kishor Shahi | Updated On: 24 Jan, 2019
Lou Dobbs Wiki, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Now

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 24, 1945 Age 75 Years 8 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Debi Segura (M. 1982), Kathy Wheeler (1967–1981)
Divorced Yes (Once) Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $16 Million Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Six Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Education Harvard University, Minico High School Parents Frank Dobbs (Father) Lydia Mae (Mother)

People who are interested in the journalism field might know Lou Dobbs as intriguing personality. Dobbs is one of the few journalists who has won all three (Emmy, Cable ACE, and Peabody) awards. If you remember, he had run the show “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on CNN previously.

With the career peak, Lou Dobbs has tasted the success with immense fortunes and wealth as well along with the sound and healthy family life in addition. 

Know About Lou Dobbs' Net Worth And Career

Lou Dobbs accumulates his net worth and fortune from his professional media and networking career. As per, he has an estimated wealth of $16 million. His long-term service in journalism has splashed the immense salary and values along with the success throughout his career life. 

He owns a mansion in Eagle Terrace in the Ibis Golf & Country Club of worth $1.2 million which is scattered in over 300 Acre land. However, as per The Nation magazine, illegal immigrants worked on Lou Dobbs’ home but Lou denied the report of the magazine claiming that neither he nor any of his companies have hired the illegal laborers. 

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Lou started his journalism career from KBLU where he worked as police and fire reporter. He worked various TV channels in 1970s such as Phoenix, KING-TV, and CNN. When he joined CNN in 1980, he was 35 years old with the zeal to do something for the country. His first job in CNN was chief economics correspondent and the host for “Moneyline.” Later, he became a corporate executive and executive vice president of the channel as well. Because of the tension between him and Rick Kaplan, the-then president of CNN, he left the channel in 1999 and established the new company named “”

After Kaplan left in 2000, Lou returned to CNN as managing editor and host of the popular program “Lou Dobbs Reporting.” His popular program “Lou Dobbs Tonight” launched in 2003. In 2009, Lou decided to leave the channel to grab the new opportunities. Though many thought that it is the result of the heat between Lou and the organization, no information has come up till today.

After leaving CNN, he joined United Stations Radio Networks. From 2011, his new show “Lou Dobbs Tonight” started to broadcast from Fox Business Network. Despite all his successes, Lou is often known for his controversial comments. Inclination towards Republican and opposition about illegal immigration has brought him in many controversies till now. Lou is also the author of several books, and you can find about his views in Wikipedia as well. 

Lou Dobbs' Married Life

The talented and versatile media personality relished his married life with Kathy Wheeler for nearly one and a half decade. The duo shared their wedding vows on 11th of February in 1967 and relished the moment for fourteen years. Despite their romance, they reportedly divorced in 1987 but no reasons for their separation was depicted. Although their relationship lasted for fourteen years, they were not blessed with any children. 

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Caption: Lou Dobbs, and his second wife, Debi Lee Segura (Photo: DamnMexicans)

After the terrible divorce, Lou Dobbs moved into another relationship and married his second wife, Debi Lee Segura in 1982, who is the former sports anchor at CNN. The couple has proved their versatile love dimensions being together for about thirty-six years. And in the course of their romantical bond for more than three and a half decade, they have welcomed four children with whom they live happily in a 300-acre mansion. 

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Short Bio 

Born in 1945, in Texas, the United States, Lou Dobbs celebrates his birthday on 24th September every year. He stands the height of 1.88 meters (6 feet and 2 inches tall). Lou holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He pursued his education from Harvard University and graduated with a degree in Economics.