Geraldo Rivera FOX Net Worth, Salary, Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Career

Geraldo Rivera Biography

Geraldo Rivera is a former television anchor, journalist, attorney, author, political pundit, and political commentator from the United States. From 1987 until 1998, he presented the tabloid discussion show, Geraldo. With the live TV spectacular The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults, he garnered notoriety. Rivera hosted the news magazine show, Geraldo, at Large, broadcasts Geraldo Rivera Reports on occasion (in lieu of presenting At Large), and appears frequently on Fox News shows including The Five.

Geraldo Rivera Salary

Gerald Rivera receives a salary of $6 million annual paycheck from Fox News. Which translates to a monthly salary of $500,000. Geraldo Rivera has been a Fox News contributor for nearly two decades.

Geraldo Rivera Net Worth

Geraldo Rivera has a net worth of $20 million dollars . This includes his property, funds, and earnings, Her job career is her main source of income. Kristen has amassed a large wealth from numerous sources of income, yet she likes to live a humble lifestyle.


Geraldo Rivera resides in a 9,100-square-foot luxury home in New York City, United States. This home was purchased for $8 million dollars by Geraldo Rivera. Geraldo Rivera’s home has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool, and other amenities.

Geraldo Rivera’s Investments & Assets

Geraldo Rivera has seven real estate units, six automobiles, and one luxury yacht. Geraldo Rivera’s asset portfolio also includes approximately $5 million in cash reserves. Geraldo Rivera also has a $3 million investing portfolio consisting of eight stocks.  
Year 2023 2024
Gerald Rivera Salary $6 million $7 million
Gerald Rivera Net Worth $20 million $24  million

Geraldo Rivera Age

Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943, in New York City, New York, at Beth Israel Medical Center. Geraldo is 79 years old as of 2023.

Geraldo Rivera Wife

Geraldo Rivera’s personal life has been marked by five marriages over the years. His first marriage was to Linda Coblentz, which lasted from 1965 to 1969. Following this, he tied the knot with Edith Vonnegut on December 14, 1971, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1975. Rivera’s third marriage was to Sherryl Raymond, lasting from December 31, 1976, to 1984, during which time they welcomed a son named Gabriel Miguel in July 1979. He then married C.C. (Cynthia Cruickshank) Dyer on July 11, 1987, and their union lasted until 2000. They had two daughters, Isabella Holmes (born 1992) and Simone Cruickshank (born 1994), although six other attempts at having children ended in miscarriage. Rivera’s current and fifth marriage is to Erica Michelle Levy, beginning in August 2003, and they have a daughter together.

Geraldo Rivera Parents

He is the son of restaurant worker Lillian (née Friedman; October 16, 1924 – June 3, 2018) and cab driver Cruz “Allen” Rivera (October 1, 1915 – November 1987). Through his father, he has Puerto Rican ancestry. His mother was a devout Jew, and his father was a devout Catholic. Rivera had a bar mitzvah ceremony and was reared “basically Jewish.”

Geraldo Rivera Education Background

He attended West Babylon High School in West Babylon, New York, where he grew up. Rivera’s family faced intolerance and racism on occasion, so his mother changed their surname to “Riviera” to avoid being the target of hate. He was a member of the rowing squad at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx from 1961 to 1963. He then proceeded to the University of Arizona, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1965.

Geraldo Rivera Career Background

In November 2001, Geraldo Rivera departed from CNBC, a mere two months after the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks, to take on the role of a war correspondent at Fox News. During this time, his brother Craig accompanied him, serving as a cameraman on assignments in Afghanistan. In 2001, during the War in Afghanistan, Rivera faced criticism for a report in which he claimed to be present at the scene of a friendly fire incident. It was later discovered that he was actually located 300 miles away, and Rivera attributed the discrepancy to a minor misunderstanding. Controversy arose once again in early 2003 when Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. During a Fox News broadcast, he began to divulge details about an upcoming military operation, even drawing a map in the sand for his audience. The military swiftly condemned his actions, asserting that it jeopardized the operation, leading to Rivera’s expulsion from Iraq. He subsequently relocated to Kuwait to continue reporting on the Iraq conflict. In 2005, Rivera became embroiled in a feud with The New York Times over allegations that he had pushed aside a member of a rescue team to be filmed “assisting” a woman in a wheelchair during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Amid the ensuing controversy, Rivera demanded a retraction from The Times, even threatening legal action if one was not provided. The newspaper eventually acknowledged that Rivera had not pushed aside the woman. In 2007, Rivera found himself in a dispute with fellow Fox colleague Michelle Malkin, prompting Malkin to announce her departure from The O’Reilly Factor. This stemmed from derogatory statements Rivera had made about Malkin in a Boston Globe interview, where he later apologized for his comments. In 2008, Rivera released a book titled “HisPanic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.” In January 2012, he embarked on a new endeavor, hosting a weekday radio talk show on WABC (770 AM) in New York, and later, in January 2012, began hosting a weekday show on KABC (790 AM) in Los Angeles. However, Rivera faced criticism in March 2012 when he made controversial comments regarding Trayvon Martin’s hoodie and its connection to Martin’s shooting death. Rivera suggested that Martin might not have been shot had he not been wearing a hoodie. Rivera later apologized for these comments, acknowledging the offense they had caused. In 2015, Geraldo Rivera participated in the 14th season of the television series The Celebrity Apprentice, ultimately finishing as the runner-up to TV personality Leeza Gibbons. Rivera raised the highest amount of money among all contestants in the season, totaling $726,000. Throughout his career, Rivera continued to host the newsmagazine program “Geraldo at Large” and made regular appearances on Fox News. On November 13, 2015, he revealed on Fox that his daughter, Simone Cruickshank, had been present at the Stade de France during the attacks and explosions that occurred, thankfully emerging unharmed. Rivera hosted a weekday talk radio show on WABC (770 AM) until November 2015 when a change in leadership at parent company Cumulus Media led to the non-renewal of his contract. Subsequently, Geraldo Rivera filed a lawsuit against Cumulus, claiming a breach of a “handshake agreement” between himself, former chairman Lew Dickey, and executive vice president John Dickey.

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