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Dina Marie Ruiz was born on 11 July 1965, in Castro Valley, California, USA, of Irish, English, African-American, Hawaiian and German descent. Dina is a news anchor and reporter, but probably best known as the ex-wife of director and actor Clint Eastwood. She also has a reality television series “Mrs. Eastwood & Company” that started in 2012. All of her efforts have helped in putting her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dina Eastwood? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $23 million, mostly earned through a successful career in broadcasting and television. She’s worked for numerous networks including hosting, and acting. All of these have helped in increasing her wealth.
Dina Eastwood Net Worth $23 Million
Dina matriculated from Mission San Jose High School and then went to several colleges. Her first college was Ohlone College, and there had one of her first experiences in anchoring, thanks to the campus television network. She then went to Arizona State University and later San Francisco State University, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications.
One of her first career opportunities came in 1991, when she became a reporter for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona. She rose up the ladder to become a news anchor of the station, and after a year, she transferred to beoame a news anchor for KSBW in Monterey, California. She continued working for news stations until she met Clint Eastwood in 1992. After their marriage, she retired from broadcasting, but became a host for the television show “A Quest for Excellence” which featured many students, teachers and celebrities. She would do brief stints with radio stations and also became a host of the show “Candid Camera”. She also helped in the film work of her ex-husband, even appearing in the movies “True Crime and “Blood Work” as a reporter. She was also cast in the film “The Forger”, and later in the film “Invictus”, where Dina was the one who discovered the band Overtone who’d become pivotal in Clint’s soundtrack productions.
Aside from these, it is known that Dina is part of the Board of Trustees for The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. She is also featured in the 2009 “Alumni Hot Shots” list of the San Francisco State University.
For her less-then-private personal life, it is known that Dina met Clint in 1992 during an interview for KSBW-TV. According to Clint, they were flirting during the interview and later happened to sit with each other at a function. After that event they started dating, and married in 1996, producing a daughter. In 2013, she entered rehab due to depression and later on admitted that she and Clint had already been living separately for some time. Eventually she filed for divorce in October 2013. According to her it was not Clint that was the reason for the divorce but it was the result of the environment and the people around her. Dina is also very popular on social media, specifically Twitter, where she has more than 20,000 followers.
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|Birth date:||July 11, 1965|
|Birth place:||Castro Valley, California, USA|
|Profession:||Actress, Producer, Anchor, Reporter|
|Education:||Arizona State University, San Francisco State University|
|Spouse:||Clint Eastwood (1996-2014)|
|Nominations:||“Alumni Hot Shots” (2009), the Board of Trustees for The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts|
|Movies:||“True Crime and “Blood Work” (2002), “The Forger” (2011), “Invictus” (2009)|
|TV shows:||“Mrs. Eastwood & Company” (2012-), “A Quest for Excellence”, “Candid Camera”|
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|The Forger||2012||Vanessa Reese|
|Blood Work||2002||Reporter #1|
|True Crime||1999||Wilma Francis|
|Mrs. Eastwood & Company||2012||TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes|
|Invictus||2009||lyrics: "Invictus 9,000 Days" 2009|
|American Masters||2000||TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode|
|Mrs. Eastwood & Company||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Chelsea Lately||2012||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Big Morning Buzz Live||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Spike's Guys Choice||2009||TV Movie||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2009||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|The 79th Annual Academy Awards||2007||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2007||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 77th Annual Academy Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards||2005||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member|
|Candid Camera||2003-2004||TV Series||Herself - Co-Host|
|10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2004||TV Special||Herself|
|Inside the Actors Studio||2003||TV Series||Herself|
|9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2003||TV Special||Herself|
|The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts||2000||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|American Masters||2000||TV Series documentary||Herself - Wife / TV Journalist|
|The 72nd Annual Academy Awards||2000||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|World's Coolest Bachelors||1997||TV Movie||Herself|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood||1996||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards||1996||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|Chelsea Lately||2012||TV Series||Herself - Clint Eastwood's Wife|
|Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles||2005||Video||Herself|
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|1||Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Morgan Eastwood on December 12, 1996. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Clint Eastwood.|
|2||Sister-in-law of Jade Marx-Berti.|
|3||Father is Mike Ruiz (b. 1944), a math teacher at Mission San Jose High School. Mother is Mary Lou Ruiz (b. 1946), a Montgomery Ward saleswoman.|
|4||Sister of Dominic V. Ruiz.|
|5||Is of African-American, Hawaiian and Japanese descent on her father's side, and English, Irish and German descent on her mother's side. Her father was adopted as an infant by a Portuguese/Puerto Rican couple, hence the surname 'Ruiz'.|
|6||Former news anchor for KSBW in Salinas, California.|
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