Geraldo Rivera Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Geraldo Rivera Biography
  • Name: Geraldo Rivera
  • Age: 75 years old
  • Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
  • Occupation: Talk Show Host
  • Net Worth: US $15 Million
  • Status: Alive

Geraldo Rivera is an American talk show host, journalist, attorney and author. He hosted the talk show Geraldo (1987-98) and the television news-magazine Geraldo at Large (2005-14). His credits include The Five, Good Morning America, and 20/20. Gerald Michael Rivera was born on July 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Lillian, was a restaurant worker, and his father, Cruz, a cab driver. He has three siblings, Craig, Irene, and Sharon. Rivera is a graduate of West Babylon High School. He earned his BS degree in business administration from the University of Arizona (1965) and his JD from Brooklyn Law School (1969). He also attended the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

Rivera began his legal career in Manhattan, New York. He worked with organizations like the Community Action for Legal Services, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Young Lords. His work caught the attention of news reporter Al Primo who helped him secure a job with ABC. Rivera was hired as a reporter for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News in 1970. He won a Peabody Award in 1972 for Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace. Rivera served as a reporter and co-host of Good Morning America from 1973 to 1977. He served as a correspondent for the news magazine 20/20 from 1978 to 1985. He won two Emmy Awards for his work on 20/20, including one for outstanding investigative journalism. Rivera appeared on other ABC programs such as ‘Nightline’ and ‘Good Night America’. He was dropped from the network in 1985.

Rivera premiered his syndicated daytme talk show ‘Geraldo’ in September 1987. It ran for 11 seasons until June 1998. He hosted ‘Rivera Live’ on CNBC from 1994 to 2001. Rivera began his tenure at the Fox News Channel in 2001 as a war correspondent. He’s covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and briefly in Iraq. He hosted the syndicated news-magazine ‘Geraldo at Large’ from 2005 to 2014. Rivera was a contestant on season 14 of The Celebrity Apprentice (2015), and on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars (2016). His television credits also include Baywatch, Phineas and Ferb, Law & Order: SVU, and the TV movie Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017). He appeared in the documentary film The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006). His film credits include The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) with Tom Hanks, Natural Born Killers (1994) with Woody Harrelson, and Primary Colors (1998) with John Travolta.

Rivera is the author of several books. His first publication, Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn’t have to be that way, was published in 1972 by Vintage Books. His autobiography ‘Exposing Myself’ was published in 1992. His other published works include Puerto Rico: Island of Contrasts (1973), and The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity (2009). Rivera has won multiple Emmy Awards for journalism. His accolades include the Robert F. Kennedy journalism Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Geraldo Rivera has an estimated net worth of $15 million. His height is 5ft 9in and he’s of Puerto Rican and Jewish ancestry. He has been married five times. His first four marriages ended in divorce. Rivera wed his 5th wife ‘Erica Michelle Levy’ in August 2003. He has five children, Gabriel, Cruz, Simone, Solita, and Isabella.

Geraldo Rivera Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Geraldo Rivera Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Gerald Michael Rivera
  • Birthday: July 4, 1943
  • How Old : Age: 75 years old
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
  • Occupation: Attorney, Talk Show Host, Author
  • Years Active: 1980-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $15 Million
  • Marriage(s): Linda Coblentz, Edith Vonnegut, Sherryl Raymond, C.C. Dyer, Erica Michelle Levy
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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