Wolf Blitzer Net Worth, Wife, Salary, Age, Real Name, Kids, Jewish, Gay Rumors

Wolf Blitzer Net Worth – $16 Million Dollars

Wolf Blitzer is a German-born American correspondent, television news anchor, and author who has a net worth of $16 million dollars. He has been CNN’s reporter and anchorman since 1990 and also severs as the channel’s chief political host.

Currently, he is solo anchoring an evening newscast on CNN called ‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’.

  • Birthday: March 22, 1948 (age 70)
  • Ethnicity: Jewish
  • Nationality: American

Wolf Blitzer Salary – $5 Million Dollars

He has a salary of $ 5 million dollars from CNN. Multi-millionaire, Wolf has amassed most of his fortune through his 17-years long career with CNN, his hosting job on ‘The Situation Room’ and others reporting ventures.

With his career spanning over 50 years, Wolf is one the veteran and expertise journalist from America.    

Wolf Blitzer Wife – Lynn Greenfield and Kids

Wolf Blitzer and his wife, Lynn Greenfield tied their wedding knot in 1973 and since couple shares a strong bonding. The couple is currently living together happily in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Wolf and Lynn have a beautiful daughter, Ilana Blitzer Gendelman, born in 1981. Their daughter got married to David Sinder in 2015 and recently gave birth to a baby boy, Ruben Daniel Sinder, making Wolf and Lynn grandparents.

Parents and Early Life

Wolf, birth name Wolf Isaac Blitzer, was born in Augsburg, Germany, to David Blitzer, a home builder, and his wife Cesia Blitzer.

His parents were Jewish refugees from Oswiecim, Poland, who immigrated to America and settled in Buffalo, New York.

  • Parents: David and Cesia Blitzer
  • Wife: Lynn Greenfield (1973)
  • Children: Ilana Blitzer Gendelman
  • Marital Status: Married

Wolf studied at Kenmore West Senior High School in New York. Later, in 1970, he earned his B.A degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Next, he received an M.A. degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

As the famous proverb goes by ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman’ and behind Wolf, there are two women; his wife and his daughter.

Wolf Blitzer Height – 5 feet 9 inch (178cm)

Wolf Blitzer stands tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inch (178cm). He is a veteran American journalist who is charming, cynical and talented. His in-depth presentation of the news and intellectual mind makes him stand out from others.

Wolf, aged 70, is aging like a fine wine. He is one handsome man who has a maintained physique, tall height, good set of eyes, sound mind and gorgeous face.   

  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

His personality and pleasant on-air appearance have attracted millions of viewers. He mostly dresses up in all formal.

Gay Rumors – Is he Gay?

Wolf is rumored as a gay however, no any confirmation is made officially. So, his rumors regarding his sexuality is a matter of hoax. Wolf’s white-rimmed glasses, well-combed hair, trimmed bread, mysterious looks and killer smile make him even more desirable among females.

Being multi-millionaire, Wolf lives quite a luxurious life which consists of branded clothes, expensive shoes, watches/accessories, exotic vacation, and many others.   

Professional Career – Movies and TV shows

Blitzer started his journalism career in 1972 through the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Wolf was then appointed as a Washington reporter for the English language Israeli newspaper.  

Wolf joined CNN network in 1990 as the channel’s military-affairs reporter at the Pentagon. Shortly afterward, he was appointed as the CNN’s chief White House Correspondent, covering Bill Clinton presidential election from 1992 until 1999.   

Career Timeline

  • 1973- Joined the English language Israeli newspaper and served till 1990
  • 1985- Published his first book, ‘Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook’
  • 1986- Caught worldwide recognition for his coverage of the arrest & trail of ‘Jonathan Pollard’
  • 1998- Started hosting CNN’s morning interview show, ‘Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer
  • 2005- Started hosting CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’, a role which he still holds

In his first decade at CNN, Wolf has covered and reported on a wide range of grounding breaking stores throughout the world that has shaped the international political landscape. Wolf’s team coverage of the first ‘Gulf War’ in Kuwait received a CableACE Awards, making him a household name.

His report on 1995’s Oklahoma City bombing’s coverage earned him an Emmy Award. Wolf started hosting his own eponymous show, ‘Wolf Blitzer Reports’ in 2000. And, since August 2005, he has anchored ‘The Situation Room’ on CNN. Currently, he also hosts CNN’s ‘Wolf’ show, which was earlier named as ‘CNN Newsroom’.