Geraldo Rivera Career and Net Worth
Geraldo Rivera Career and Net Worth, What’s Geraldo Rivera’s salary? The article attempts to explore the life and career of Geraldo.
Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter and talk show host. Geraldo has a net worth of approximately $20 million as of this writing. He rose to fame and recognition in the 70’s and 80’s. Geraldo won awards for his investigative journalism reports on abused patients, John Lennon’s death, and Elvis Presley’s death. Geraldo hosted a number of talk shows.
Geraldo Rivera Early Life
Rivera was born on July 4, 1943 in New York City. His parents are Lillian and Cruz Rivera. Geraldo’s mother worked in a restaurant, his father was a cab driver. He is of Jewish and Puerto Rican roots. He was raised in a predominantly Jewish household. He attended West Babylon High School. Geraldo the proceeded to the State University of New York Maritime College. He was a member of the rowing team there. Geraldo was later transferred to the University of Arizona where he got his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1965. He worked a few odd jobs and then enrolled at Brooklyn Law School in 1966, graduating in 1969.
Geraldo Rivera Career
He worked with organizations such as the lower Manhattan-based Community Action for Legal Services as well as the National Lawyers Guild after law school. Geraldo was involved with the Young Lords- a Puerto-Rican activist group. He got interviewed by WABC-TV news director Al Primo about his work. Geraldo was later offered Rivera a job as a reporter. He accepted and completed the Summer Program in Journalism designed for Members of Minority Groups at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1970. Geraldo worked at WABC-TV in 1970 as a reporter for “Eyewitness News”. Geraldo won a Peabody Award for his report on the neglect and abuse of patients with intellectual disabilities at Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School and Rockland County’s Letchworth Village in 1972. This was very instrumental in thrusting him to national attention. He began to appear on national ABC programs like “20/20” and “Nightline”. In July of 1973, Geraldo had his own show as part of ABC’s “Wide World of Entertainment” program block dubbed “Good Night America”. The show focused on controversial topics of the era like marijuana usage as well as Vietnam War draft dodgers. The show remained on air until 1977. A total of 33 total episodes were made. He continued to work for ABC over the next years, intermittently working on high profile special pieces like “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults”. What’s Geraldo Rivera’s salary? Geraldo earns $6 million average annually.
Geraldo Rivera Personal Life
Geraldo has been married for a total of five times and has five children till now. He first married Linda Coblentz in 1965. The couple remained together for four years before divorcing in 1969. Geraldo then married Edith Vonnegut in 1971, whom he divorced four years later in 1975.He got married to Sherryl Raymond in 1976. The pair had a son together, Gabriel, in 1979 before divorcing in 1984. He married Cynthia Cruickshank in 1987. They had two daughters Isabella and Simone born in 1992 and 1994 respectively.