Quick Facts of

  • First NameGayle King
  • Net Worth$ 30 million
  • CareerAmerican journalist, TV personality, and author

What Is Gayle King’s Net Worth?

Gayle King is estimated to have a net worth of $30 million as of early 2020 according to Celebrity Net Worth, whereas other sources, including The Richest, estimates his fortune to be around $20 million.

She accumulated her riches from her eminent career as an American journalist, TV personality, and author. 

How Much Salary Does She earn?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, King reportedly made $5.5 million from 2014 to 2019 at CBS.

In May 2019, as per the same site, Gayle negotiated a new deal, after which her salary has increased to a minimum of $11 million per year.

What Does Gayle King Do For A Living? Career Highlights

Gayle King started her professional career as a production assistant at WJZ-TV, Baltimore. While she was working there, she met her now-best friend Oprah Winfrey. 

In 1981, she sealed a contract with WFSB as a news reporter. She served the CBS-affiliated TV station for 18 years. Moreover, she also hosted NBC’s Cover to Cover with Robin Wagner. 

Besides that, she also launched her own TV show, The Gayle King Show. Well, the ratings of the show did not go well, and the show was canceled after a few episodes. 

On the other hand, King is credited for creating and planing Oprah’s Legends Weekend. She even served as a correspondent of the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America. She also co-hosted Oprah and Friends on XM Satellite Radio. 

In 2019, the CBS anchor was listed on the list of 2019 Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. 

During early 2020, Gayle King made to the headlines after her interview with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s sexual allegation in 2003

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She received a huge backlash on social media and even death threats. According to sources, the death threats were from Snoop Dogg. While asked about the threat, Snoop Dogg responded: “I didn’t threaten Gayle King, but she ‘was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant.”

She has interviewed some of the A-listers such as R. Kelly, Celine Dion, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Billie Eilish, Tom Hanks, Lil Nas X, and many others. 

Miscellaneous Source Of Income: Social Media & Endorsements Deals

Apart from her eminent career, Gayle King also earns from endorsements deals and lucrative agreements. 

She has endorsed and promoted brands and companies like Tory Bruch Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, CBS Super Bowl, and many others. 

Likewise, from Instagram, she is reported to make $2,415 to $4,025 per sponsored post. As of early 2020, she has more than 810 thousand followers, with an engagement rate of 1.74% on Instagram. 

Lifestyle Of Gayle Kings, BFF Of Oprah Winfrey

Back in 2008, King listed her Greenwich house for $7.45 million featuring in 10,433 square feet boasting six bedrooms, seven full and three half bathrooms. She purchased the home for $3.6 million in August 2000. 

Back in her struggle days, Gayle used to live in Glastonbury, Connecticut. 

Short Biography: Gayle King

Gayle King was born on 28 December 1954 and is 65 years old as of early 2020. She was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to an American family, Scott King, and Peggy King.

She belongs to mixed, African-American ethnicity holding an American nationality. She has a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighs around 167.5 pounds (75 kg). 

Best friend since 1976, Oprah and King share an enviable relationship.

Is Gayle Married?

Coming to her personal life, she was previously married to attorney  William Bill Bumpus. They were together for 11 years, from 1982 to 1993. 

The ex-couple together share two children, son William Bumps Jr., and daughter Kirby Bumpus. 

Charity Works

Besides being known as a journalist, Gayle King is also known as a humanitarian and philanthropist, alike her BFF Oprah Winfrey.

She supports charities, and campaigns like Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Exploring The Arts, Feed the Children, GOOD+ Foundation™, March Of Dimes, National Basketball Wives Association, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, The HollyRod Foundation, UNICEF, and United Cerebral Palsy to name a few. 

Similarly, she continuously supports charitable causes like Abuse, Adoption, Orphans, Children, Creative Arts, Human Rights, Slavery & Human Rights, Education, and many others.