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Full NameJulie
First NameJulie
Last Name
Birth NameJulie Suzanne Chen Moonves
Professiontelevision personality
Birth CityQueens, New York City
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameDavid Y. Chen
Mother NameWan Ling Chen
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLes Moonves
Relation WithLes Moonves
No Of ChildrenOne
SibilingsVicki Chen and Gladys Chen
EducationUniversity of Southern California
Height165 cm
Facebook Profile
Twitter Profile
Insta Profile
Date of Birth6,1970

What Is Julie Chen Net Worth?

With a decade long career in the media field, the veteran TV personality Julie Chen is regarded as one of the prominent faces on TV. In 1999, she got the job as an anchor of CBS Mornings New and gained new height after becoming the host of Big Brother, the U.S. version of the CBS reality-television program since its premiere in July 2000.   

Prior to Big Brother and The Talk, the accomplished reality TV personality also played multiple roles on the now-defunct CBS program The Early Show. From 1997-1999, Chen worked at WCBS-TV, a CBS station in New York.

On the other side, Chen also has garnered a decent amount of money. According to celebrity net worth, the Big Brother's host Chen has an estimated net worth of $16 million

Major Source Of Income And Salary 

The renowned American TV personality Julie Chen has racked up the majority of her aforementioned net worth from her various major roles in the media as well as her multi-millionaire contract with many reputed networks. 

Back in April 2003, Chen signed a lucrative contract deal for five-year with the Mass media company Viacom. She also has been hosting the hit CBS reality-television program Big Brother since its debut in July 2000. Her decade long association with CBS also led her to become a longest-serving host of any country's version of the show 

The American TV personality Julie Chen 

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Sources also report that Moonves signed a one-season contract extension with CBS and will return as a host for Season 22 of Big Brother. It will air in the summer of 2020. The winner of the season receives a grand prize of $500,000. She is paid in between $37,975 to $150,018 a year as a host from the CBS.  

Before going national, the media personality also spent a couple of years working as a local news reporter for WDTN-TV, from 1995-97. At that time, she received over $75,000 a year from the network. 

Husband-Former CEO Of CBS Corporation Les Moonves' Net Worth Is $700 Million 

Moonves is considered one of the moguls of the TV industry. He has a net worth of $700 million, as per some genuine sources, in 2019. With his salary increment between 2010 and 2017, he became one of the highest-paid Hollywood executives in the world with a salary of $70 million.   

After numerous sexual abuse allegations against him, Les finally resigned from the CBS in Sep 2018. As a result, the CEO and Chairman of CBS also decided to forbid him from the $120 million settlement as promised in the employee contract. 

Julie Chen's Houses And Car 

With such a tremendous amount of net worth, the now 49-year-old TV personality Chen lives a nomadic lifestyle. Julie and her spouse Les threw down staggering $28 million to buy their Beachfront Malibu Estate, in 2014.

The 5,794 square feet mansion boasts a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom. As per sources, the duplex previously owned by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.  

The couple also sold their another Malibu mansion for $12.99 million. The three-bedroom and 3.5-bathroom house boast the 3,014-square-foot in the highly desirable Los Angeles beach town. 

Julie Chen's house in Los Angeles 

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Julie also has huge car collection. She owns Bentley SUV which worth is over $229,100. Just a few days after Les' resignation from the CBS, Chen with her husband was seen getting out of their Bentley with her $2,300 Goyard tote, in Los Angeles.  

Born To Chinese Immigrants' Parents

Julie Chen was born on Jan 6, 1970, in Queens, New York City, the United States of America. She is the daughter of Wan Ling Chen (mother) and David Y. Chen (father). She also has two siblings, sisters Vicki Chen and Gladys Chen.  

Chen did her schooling from junior high school, located in the Whitestone area of Queens. She later got enrolled at the St. Francis Preparatory School and graduated in 1987. Furthermore, Chen majored in broadcast journalism and English from the prestigious University of Southern California, in 1987. 

Still Going Strong Despite All The Allegations: Julie Chen And Les Moonves

The CBS host Julie Chen has been enjoying a blissful married life with her husband Les Moonves for a long time now. The couple came across in early 2003. They tied the knot on 23 Dec 2004, in a private wedding ceremony organized in Acapulco, Mexico. They welcomed their first child, a son Charlie, on 24 Sep 2009. 

Julie Chen and her husband Les Moonves

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Her spouse Les was ousted from the CBS following the series of sexual allegations against him. But, Julie still staunchly supports him and the couple is leading a loving relationship. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California. 

Prior to Les, Julie was in a relationship with television news editor Gary Donahue. The couple dated almost over a decade from 1991 to 2001. 

Talking to The Talk, the 5 ft 5 in tall host disclosed her  blepharoplasty, on Sep 2013. 

Updated On Fri Sep 27 2019 Published On Fri Sep 27 2019 By Simond