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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 24, 1945
Birth place: Childress, Texas, United States
Height:1.88 m
Profession:Economist, Commentator, Journalist, Author, Editor, Presenter, news Anchor
Education:Minico High School in Minidoka County, attended law school at the UI College of Law in Moscow, Harvard University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Debi Segura (m. 1982), Kathy Wheeler (m. 1969–1981)
Children:Heather Dobbs, Michelle Dobbs, Hillary Dobbs, Jason Dobbs, Chance Dobbs, Buffie Dobbs
Parents:Frank Dobbs, Lydia Mae Hensley
Awards:Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, George Foster Peabody Award (1987), Luminary Award of the Business Journalism Review (1990), Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans (1999), National Space Club Media Award (2000)
TV shows:'Lou Dobbs Tonight (Fox Business Network), "Moneyline" (CNN's), “Business Unusual”, "Lou Dobbs Radio"
Books:“Exporting America. Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas” (2004), “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), “Independents Day. Awakening The American Spirit” (2007)

Interesting Facts

1Release of his book, "Space: The Next Business Frontier". [2001]
2Release of his book, "Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit". [2007]
3Release of his book, "Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed is Shipping American Jobs Overseas". [2004]
4Release of his book, "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]
5His first job was cleaning up the parking lot at a Dairy Queen.
6Joining the Fox Business Network [November 11, 2010].
7Radio talk show host.
8Considering a run for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat, held by Bob Menendez, in 2012 [November 25, 2009].
9A CNN original, he resigned on November 11, 2010, after 29 years.
10A bullet struck his home in Wantage, New Jersey on October 5, 2009.
11Father of Chance, Buffie, Jason, Michelle, Heather and Hillary.


1Look at the choices we had over the last two presidential elections. Go back to 2000 -- Al Gore, a product of family of privilege, versus George W. Bush, a product of a family of privilege; 2004 was a contest between two men from families of privilege. If we can't do better than to put up mirror images of what is, frankly, not the most remarkable talent, what have we become and what are we to become?


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988ACECableACE AwardsExtended News or Public Affairs CoverageMoneyline (1980)· Debra Kocher (senior producer)
· Terry Keenan (producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995CableACECableACE AwardsBusiness or Consumer Programming Special or SeriesManaging with Lou Dobbs (1993)· Sylvia Patterson (executive producer)
· William Tucker (executive producer)
· Lisa Pedrogo (producer)
· Jeffery Nathenson (associate producer)
· Edwina Parson (associate producer)




State of Play2009CNN Reporter



Managing with Lou Dobbs1993TV Series executive producer



Lou Dobbs Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight / Himself
Mornings with Maria Bartiromo2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Outnumbered2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Stossel2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
The O'Reilly Factor2012-2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "Lou's the Boss") / Himself
The Real Story W/Gretchen Carlson2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Fox Business
America Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Good Wife2010TV SeriesHimself
Battle for America2010DocumentaryHimself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself
Generation Zero2010DocumentaryHimself
The American Matrix: Age of Deception2009Documentary
The Situation Room2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Decline and Fall of America2008DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight (segment "Lou Dobbs")
American Morning2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2007)
Now2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Moneyline1992-1993TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host
Managing with Lou Dobbs1993TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs / Himself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Lou Dobbs Tonight
New World Order Bible Versions2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself
The Cartel2009DocumentaryHimself - Journalist
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Lou Dobbs Tonight'
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price2005Video documentaryHimself
Pink Floyd The Wall Redux2002Himself (uncredited)
Koyaanisqatsi1982DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

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