How much is Charlie Rose worth?
|Professional TV Journalist
|Date of Birth:
|January 5, 1942 (age 79)
|United States of America
About Charlie Rose
Charles Peete Rose Jr. was born on January 5, 1942 and is an American retired television journalist and talk show host with an estimated net worth of $25 million. He is the only son of tobacco farmers from Henderson, Charles and Margaret, who also owned a general store. The family lived on the second floor of the family business. Young Charles got involved in the business early in his life, tending to small chores at age seven.
After high school, Rose attended Duke University. His first collegiate pursuit was pre-med, but that interest was soon superseded by politics and history. This was fueled by his work with North Carolina’s Senator B. Everett Jordan. He graduated with a degree in history and moved on to law at Duke University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1968.
Soon after graduation, Rose moved to New York City, where he worked as a freelancer for the BBC. It helped that his wife, Mary King, also worked at the BBC. He supplemented that income with a full-time job at Bankers Trust, a famous, and now defunct, financial services institution in New York. And his freelance work soon earned him a spot as weekend reporter for a local news station.
Well known journalist Bill Moyers was impressed by Rose’s work and hired him as the managing editor of his PBS program in 1974. A year later, Rose was named executive producer of Bill Moyers Journal.
Rose’s collaboration with Moyers would grow, and soon Rose was performing in front of the camera. He was working on Moyers’ U.S.A.: People and Politics and famously interview the then President Jimmy Carter. The interview earned him a Peabody Award and an eventual post at KXAS in Dallas, Texas, as program manager.
That would lead him to CBS News and an anchor position on CBS News Nightwatch, a late night program in the same vein as ABC’s Nightline. He worked there for six years before take a job as anchor of a Fox network show titled Personalities. However he left the program in less than two months.
Rose later debuted his signature talk show, Charlie Rose on PBS station Thirteen/WNET on September 30, 1991. Two years later, it had gained national syndication and maintained mainstream status until 2017. As of 2023, Charlie Rose’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.