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Louis Carl Dobbs was born on the 24th September 1945, in Childress, Texas, USA. He is a journalist, television personality, radio host and author, but known primarily for his many years working in various programs of the news channel CNN. Lou Dobbs has been working in the entertainment industry since 1970.
So just how rich is the television personality? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the net worth of Lou Dobbs is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Lou Dobbs Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, Lou Dobbs is the son of an entrepreneur, Frank Dobbs and an accountant Lydia Mae Hensley. He attended Minico High School in Minidoka County, and later Harvard University, from where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics in 1967.
After graduation Dobbs worked in projects to combat poverty in Boston and Washington, DC, and later as a consultant for the Union Bank in Los Angeles. In spite of earning a good salary in Union Bank, he decided to pursue a career as a journalist, and in 1970 the family moved to Yuma (Arizona), where Dobbs worked as a correspondent for Radio Station KBLU-AM on police and fire operations. During the following years, Dobbs worked as a reporter in Phoenix and then for the station KING-TV in Seattle, steadily building his net worth.
In 1979, Dobbs was hired by the newly founded CNN. Initially, Dobbs functioned as a financial expert, and in this capacity he hosted the programs “Moneyline” and “Business Unusual”. He officiated temporarily as deputy chairman of the company, and sat on the board, and he also founded the CNN offshoot CNNfn. However, after a dispute with the CNN Director Kaplan, he left the station in 1999.
Lou took over the position of CEO at the Internet start up Space.com, a website that deals with space issues, but in 2001 Dobbs returned to CNN to work on the political program “Lou Dobbs Tonight”. Since 2008, he has also moderated an additional four-hour working day-broadcast radio show, “The Lou Dobbs Show”. Due to some controversial statements on illegal immigration, and economic policy he received more and more criticism. According to the policy of the company, it demanded his resignation, and in 2009, Dobbs announced his departure from CNN; his contract with the station was dissolved by mutual agreement.
For his journalistic work Dobbs was awarded several prizes as follows the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and Cable Ace Award. He also received the George Foster Peabody Award for his report on the collapse of the financial market (1987) and the Luminary Award of the Business Journalism Review (1990), the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans (1999) and the National Space Club Media Award (2000). He was elected to the Father of the year (1993).
Furthermore, Lou Dobbs is also an author of books which have also increased the outright size of his net worth. In 2004, his first book “Exporting America. Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas” was published. Later, he wrote “Space. The Next Business Frontier” (2005), “War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back” (2006) and “Independents Day. Awakening The American Spirit” (2007).
Finally, in the personal life of the television personality, Lou Dobbs was married to Kathy Wheeler from 1969-81, and they had a son. Since 1982 he has been married to Debi Lee Segura since 1982; the family has four children.