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Born as Harry Gerrard “H.G.” Bissinger III on the 1st November 1954, in New York City, USA, he is a journalist and author, best known to the world for his bestseller “Friday Night Lights”, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Buzz’s career started in the mid- ‘70s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Buzz Bissinger is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Bissinger’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a writer and journalist.
Buzz Bissinger Net Worth $10 Million
Buzz is the son of Eleanor (nee Lebenthal), a family that owns and runs the Lebenthal Fund at Wall Street, and Harry Gerald Bissinger II, who served as president of Lebenthal & Company. Buzz went to Phillips Academy from which he matriculated in 1972, after which he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated four years later and during his stint at University, Buzz contributed to the school’s newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, as a sports and opinion editor. Buzz then began gaining experience by working in local newspapers such as Virginia’s Ledger-Star from 1976 until 1978, St. Paul’s Pioneer Press Dispatch from 1978-1981, then The Chicago Tribune where he worked as a investigative reporter, and also worked for The Inquirer from 1981 until 1988.
During his stint at The Inquirer, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his work on discovering corruption in the Philadelphia court system, after which Buzz started working on his book called “Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream”, which centered around the American Football team Permian High School Panthers and their lives in Odessa, Texas. The book became extremely successful, and was later adapted into the film “Friday Night Lights” (2004), and a TV series which lasted from 2006 until 2011, starring Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden. Buzz has since released several more books, including the sequel “After Friday Night Lights” which came out in 2012; then “A Prayer for the City” (1998), about the Philadelphia political scene; “Thee Nights August” (2005) which also became a bestseller; and “Shooting Stars” (2009) co-written with the Basketball All-Star player LeBron James, the sales of which certainly increased his net worth to a large degree.
His most recent engagement in journalism encompasses work as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair. He has written some of the most memorable articles, including the 11,000-word article about Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner in 2015, among many others.
Regarding his personal life, Buzz married Lisa C. Smith in 2003. He has two marriages behind him, firstly to Debrah Stone from 1980 until 1983, and produced two children. His second wife was Sarah Macdonald, with whom he was married from 1985 until 1992; the couple have one child together.