Julie Chen Net Worth: This Host of “Big Brother” Earning Big Amount!

The American news anchor, producer, and TV personality Julie Chen (or Julie Chen Moonves) is worth an estimated $30 million. Famous for her work as the host of the long-running CBS reality show “Big Brother” (2000-present), Chen also appeared as a co-host on “The Talk” from 2010 to 2018.

Julie Moonves, who has been married to former CBS CEO Les Moonves since 2004, quit her role on “The Talk” after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Before joining “The Early Show” on CBS as a co-anchor in 2002, Chen worked as a producer for ABC NewsOne. Julie has appeared in episodes of “Veronica Mars,” “The Millers,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Comeback,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Supergirl,” “Life in Pieces,” and “Jane the Virgin,” as well as lent her voice to an episode of “The Fairly OddParents” in 2005.

Early Life

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Julie Chen was born Julie Suzanne Chen on January 6, 1970, in Queens, New York City. Her maternal grandfather was a polygamist with nine women and eleven children; her parents, Wang Ling Chen and David Chen were Chinese immigrants. Julie attended St. Francis Preparatory School and grew up with older sisters Victoria and Gladys. After finishing high school in 1987, Chen went to the University of Southern California, where he studied English and broadcast journalism, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts in both fields in 1991.


Julie started her career in 1990 as an intern at “CBS Morning News,” where she did administrative work including copying faxes and taking phone calls. Andy Cohen, future presenter of the hit Bravo late-night talk program “Watch What Happens Live,” was an intern at the same time. Before long after starting as a receptionist at ABC NewsOne in 1991, Chen was promoted to the role of producer, where she remained for the next three years.

After working as a news reporter for WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio, from 1995 to 1997, Julie returned to “CBS Morning News” in 1999 as an anchor. She was a news anchor for “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Morning News” at the time, then in 2000, she joined “The Early Show,” where she was colleagues with Bryant Gumbel, Hannah Storm, Erica Hill, Harry Smith, Jane Clayson, Maggie Rodriguez, and Rene Syler.

From 2002 to 2010, Chen co-hosted “The Early Show,” and after she stepped down from her daily position, she stayed on as a special contributing anchor until the show was canceled in early 2012. Julie was a reporter and weekend anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City before joining CBS.

As of this writing, more than 780 episodes of “Big Brother,” which Chen has hosted since it premiered on CBS in 2000, have been broadcast. In addition to hosting “Big Brother” in 2018, Julie was the host of “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2019 with celebrities such as Keshia Knight Pulliam, Shannon Elizabeth, Kato Kaelin, Tom Green, and Ryan Lochte.

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In 2010, Chen joined Sara Gilbert (the show’s originator), Leah Remini, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, and Marissa Jaret Winokur on the CBS talk show “The Talk” as co-host and moderator. As of September 2018 (as reported by the Associated Press), Julie has resigned “I have been with ‘The Talk’ since day one, and the cast, crew, and staff have become family to me over the course of the show’s nine years.

However, I have to be at home with my husband and our young boy more often right now. So, I’m not going to be returning to “The Talk.” I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone involved in the show for the fantastic memories we’ve shared over the years. The time we spent together is something I will never forget.”

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Personal Life

Julie Met Her Future Husband, News Editor Gary Donahue when She Was Working as An Assistant at Abc News in 1991; the Couple Later Became Engaged in August 2000. Before His Wife, Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves, Filed for Divorce in April 2003, He Reportedly Began Dating CBS President and Ceo Les Moonves.

Disagreements Over the Divorce’s Financial Settlement Kept Pushing Back the Finalisation Date, but In December 2004, Les Finally Succeeded in Having the Court Award Him a Divorce Early, with Issues of Child Support and Alimony Left for A Later Date. Charlie Moonves Was Born on September 24, 2009, After Chen and Moonves Tied the Knot on December 23, 2004, in Acapulco, Mexico. Additionally, Julie Is the Stepmother to Les’ Three Children from His First Marriage to Nancy.

Chen’s 2013 Revelation on She Disclosed on “The Talk” that She Had Blepharoplasty, a Cosmetic Procedure to Remove Excess Skin from The Eyelids, at The Urging of Her News Director Who Had Told Her, “you Will Never Be on This Anchor Desk, Because You’re Chinese…

I Think Your Asian Eyes Make You Appear Bored and Uninterested on Camera.” a Representative Said to Julie, “I Cannot Represent You Unless You Get Plastic Surgery to Make Your Eyes Seem Better.” Chen Acknowledged that Her Wish to Have the Operation Had Caused Tension Within Her Family, but added, “all of My Choices Have Consequences that I Must Now Accept.

This Path Led Me to Where I Am Now. and I Have No Plans to Turn Around.” Chen Started Going by Her Married Name Professionally After Moonves Was Thrown out Of CBS and Denied His $120 Million Severance Pay Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Intimidation from Many Women. This First Occurred on A Show in September 2018, but It Has Since Been More Common “Big Brother,” She Said as She Signed Off, “I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight.”

Winning and Nominated

Chen and Her Co-Hosts on “The Talk” Won One Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host and Five More for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. when Julie, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood Won in 2017, They All Took Home the Trophy.

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Real Estate

Julie and Les Spent $10 Million in 2008 on A 3,014 Square Foot Home in Malibu. They Bought a 6,500 Square Foot Carbon Beach Mansion from Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen for $28.8 Million in 2014 and Then Sold It for $11.125 Million.

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