Barbara Gill Walters was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. She got married four times; however, her second marriage was a remarriage to her first husband. She has one child, daughter Jaqueline, who was adopted. She is reported to have had a close friendship with Roger Ailes since the 1960s.
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She was a news broadcaster for many years and is most famous for The Barbara Walter‰Ûªs Special. The special occurred once a year with top political figures as well as a long list of celebrities. One of her most infamous interviews was with Fidel Castro in 1977. The leader was very charming in the interview, but she pointed out the flaws with the methods he used in running his country. Walters is one of the hardest working women in the history of the United States. That is why she enjoys a net worth of $150 million. Money is not all she has earned though. She has also earned a great deal of respect along with two separate lifetime achievement awards for her outstanding career in journalism.
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She is in semi-retirement and still co-hosting a morning talk show called The View. She announced plans to go into full retirement in May of 2014. She wrote an autobiography called Audition that details her personal and professional life. She underwent open heart surgery in 2010 for an aortic valve stenosis problem. She knew about the problem; however, she did not suffer from any symptoms as a result. The surgery went well, and she was soon back to work on The View and her Sirius radio talk show.