George Stephanopoulos Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
George Stephanopoulos Net Worth – George Stephanopoulos is an American politician and television correspondent who has a net worth of $35 million dollars.
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, George Stephanopoulos grew up in Ohio and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science.
George Robert Stephanopoulos was born February 10, 1961, in Fall River, Massachusetts to his parents Nickolitsa “Nikki” Gloria and Robert George Stephanopoulos, both of Greek descent.
His father served as a Greek Orthodox priest and dean emeritus of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City.
His mother was also closely involved with the church and served as the director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America National News Service. Stephanopoulos became a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith in his use and even considered entering the priesthood.
As he got older, Stephanopoulos lived in Purchase, New York for some time before moving again, this time to the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio where he attended Orange High School in Pepper Pike. During his high school years, Stephanopoulos competed in wrestling.
He would go on to attend Columbia University in New York where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science summa cum laude.
During his tenure at Columbia University, Stephanopoulos was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year. He also earned a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and was a sports broadcaster for university’s radio station WKCR-FM.
George Stephanopoulos would go on to become one of President Bill Clinton’s most trusted associates, especially during his first term as president.
During Clinton’s presidency, Stephanopoulos served as a senior advisor to the Clinton administration.
His passion for politics ultimately led him to pursue a profession in politics and he would help Clinton’s 1991 presidential battle earning him the title of one of Clinton’s most trusted counsel after the race.
Once Clinton was elected, Stephanopoulos was appointed press secretary before moving on to Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy.
Stephanopoulos’ time as press secretary under the Clinton administration was short-lived and he was immediately supplanted as press secretary after misspeaking during a few question and answer sessions. He was treated harshly by the media who condemned his work as a press secretary.
Things went from bad to worse for Stephanopoulos after he received a phone call which examined the Resolution Trust Corporation’s decision of legal counselors to head the Madison Guaranty examination, also known as the Whitewater debate.
After the embarrassment, Stephanopoulos surrendered to his opponent in 1996.
After his work for the Clintons, Stephanopoulos took a job as host of ABC’s TV show “This Week” in September 2002.
The show’s success would eventually prompt ABC News to officially name him “Chief Washington Correspondent”. After several years with ABC, Stephanopoulos co-moderated the 2008 U.S. presidential debate which took place on April 16, 2008.
His co-moderator was Charles Gibson. The debate would be the twenty-first and final Democratic Party presidential debate between Illinois Senator Barack Obama and New York Senator Hillary Clinton for the 2008 election cycle.
George Stephanopoulos became a household name as part of the campaign planning committee for Bill Clinton’s successful presidential campaign in 1992.
He served as a press secretary for six months, but after making several mistakes, he was appointed to the position of Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy.
He left the White House in 1996 and went on to publish a best-selling book about his experience.
He has since launched a successful host and anchor career, and is currently the host of “Good Morning America“. George Stephanopoulos married comedian/actress Ali Wentworth in 2001. Together they have two children and live in Manhattan.