Julie Chen Biography
|Popular Name:||Julie Chen|
|Birth Name:||Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves|
|Birth Date:||6 January 1970|
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York City, United States|
Les Moonves (m. 2004)
|Profession:||Television personality, news anchor, producer|
|Years active:||1990 till date|
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Julie Chen is an American news anchor, television personality, and producer for CBS. She has hosted the United States’ of the CBS reality-TV program “Big Brother” since the show’s debut in 2000 and is the longest serving program host of any country’s version of the show. She was also moderator and co-host of the CBS Daytime talk show, “The Talk” for a total of eight seasons. Previously, she co-anchored “The Early Show” on CBS. As a result of her ambitious career in front of the television, Julie Chen net worth 2020 as at the time of this writing amounts to several millions of dollars, leaving us with the option of enlightening you about this personality and her career journey to fame.
Julie Chen’s Early Life
Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves is the daughter of Chinese immigrants David Chen and Wan Ling Chen. She was born in Queens, New York, United States, on January 6, 1970. She has two sisters, Vicki and Gladys Chen.
She obtained her secondary education from St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens. She attended the University of Southern California from where she graduated in 1991, earning herself a degree in English and broadcast journalism.
Julie Chen’s Career
Immediately after her graduation from the University in 1991, Julie Chen worked as an intern at CBS Morning News. A year later, she got a job at ABC NewsOne as a desk assistant, and worked there for about three years, after which she moved to Ohio to work as a news anchor with WDTN TV for about two years.
In 1999, Julie Chen got a job as a news anchor for CBS “This Morning” program. During her work as an anchor on the program, she worked next to Hannah Storm, Erica Hill, Bryant Gumbel, and others on another program “The Early Show”, of which she later became the show’s co-host in 2002. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV for a little time, and for CBS News.
Julie Chen’s professionalism has made it possible for her to host CBS’s reality TV show “Big Brother” since the first season. During the show, a lot of people criticized her severally for her interactions. She has also co-hosted “The Talk Show” and the “Entertainment Tonight program”.
Additionally, the television personality has appeared in a number of films and TV series as a guest actress. Some of them include “Life in Pieces”, “The Comeback”, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and others, which have all built her reputation and wealth status over the last few years.
Awards & Achievements
So far, Julie Chen has just a handful of award winnings and nominations. She has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards in 2016, 2015, and 2014. In 2017, she went home with a Daytime Emmy Award for Entertainment Talk Show Host an award which she shares with Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood.
Personal Life & Family
This successful news anchor is happily married to the President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, Leslie Moonves. They tied the knot in 2004, in Mexico, and they have one child together, named Charlie Moonves. Her marriage to Leslie Moonves made her a step mother of three children from his former marriage to Nancy Wiesenfeld.
Her husband, Leslie Moonves is considered a mogul of the television industry. He is among the highest paid Hollywood executives in the world, and has a net worth of $700 million.
Julie Chen has enhanced the look of her eyes, by means of surgery, to make them appear larger. She is 164cm tall, weighs 56kg, and wears a naturally black hair. She is 50 years old as at the time of this writing.
Julie Chen Net Worth
With a career in the media field which has lasted over twenty years, the veteran TV personality is regarded as one of the most prominent faces on TV. Starting from a news anchor in 1999, Julie Chen gained new heights by becoming the host of Big Brother. She has also taken her career from being a program host and news anchor to being a film actress with a number of films to her credit.
Salaries & Earnings
Julie Chen has garnered a decent sum of money. The main source of her wealth is her salaries and earnings from her multi-millionaire contract with several reputed networks, and various roles in the media. Her contact with CBS is worth many millions, as she has been hosting the network’s reality TV show “Big Brother” for over 20 seasons since it’s debut in July 2000.
Assets, House, Cars, Wealth
Julie Chen lives a nomadic lifestyle, enabled by her massive wealth. In 2014, she and her husband bought a beachfront Malibu Estate for $28 million. She owns a $229,100 Bentley SUV.
Julie Chen net worth 2020 is reportedly over $20 million. You can see clearly how her professionalism as a journalist and television personality has taken her career to greater heights, making her a renowned presenter, in the league of Dana Perino, Jane Pauley and several others.