Doris Kearns Goodwin Net Worth

Doris Kearns Goodwin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Doris Helen Kearns net worth is
$10 Million

Doris Helen Kearns Wiki Biography

Doris Helen Kearns Goodwin was born on 4 January 1943, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of part-Irish descent, and is a political commentator, biographer and historian, best known for being the author of several US presidents’ biographies. Some of the books she’s written include “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”, and “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Doris Kearns Goodwin? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a biographer. She also won a Pulitzer Prize for History thanks to her work in “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of her wealth.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Net Worth $10 million

Doris attended Colby College and would graduate in 1964 as magna cum laude. In the same year, she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to allow her to pursue doctoral studies, and she then attended Harvard University from where she would graduate with a PhD in government four years later.

Prior to completing her doctoral studies, Kearns served as a White House Fellow of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. She was originally intended to be an Oval Office assistant during her internship, but was instead assigned to the Department of Labor, due to her involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement. She would later become a member of Johnson’s staff and focused on anti-poverty efforts. In 1969, during the end of Johnson’s tenure, Kearns returned to Harvard to teach, and would do so for the next decade. She also started to draft Johnson’s memoirs leading to “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream” which was released in 1977. It became a New York Times bestseller, launching her writing career and increasing her net worth significantly.

Doris also worked as a journalist, and was the first female journalist to enter the locker room of the Boston Red Sox. In 1994, she released “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II” which would earn a Pulitzer Prize for History the following year. In 2005, she then won the Lincoln Prize thanks to her book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”, which was adapted for a film in 2012 entitled “Lincoln”. Doris also frequently featured on “Meet the Press” and “Charlie Rose”, and additionally was a consultant on the Stephen King novel “11/22/63” which paints a worst case scenario if history changed. A few of her latest endeavors include winning the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for her work in “The Bully Pulpit”, awarded in 2014. She also made an appearance in an episode of “American Horror Story: Roanoke”.

For her personal life, it is known that in 1975 Kearns married Richard N. Goodwin, who worked for the Johnson and Kennedy Administrations – they have three children and reside in Concord, Massachusetts. She’s been under some criticism alleging of plagiarism, which caused her to resign from “PBS NewsHour” and the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Full NameDoris Kearns Goodwin
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1943
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
EducationColby College, Bates College, Harvard University
SpouseRichard N. Goodwin
ChildrenJoe Kearns Goodwin, Michael Kearns Goodwin
ParentsMichael Francis Aloysius Kearns, Helen Witt Kearns
AwardsLincoln Prize, Pulitzer Prize for History, Ambassador Book Award for Biography & Autobiography
NominationsNational Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Programs
1[on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft] Taft was Roosevelt's handpicked successor. I didn't know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early '30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.
2Roosevelt coined the phrase 'bully pulpit' for the platform a president has to influence public sentiment. I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
3Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep. His 'eyes would sparkle with fun', one old-timer remembered, 'and when he had reached the point in his narrative which invariably invoked the laughter of the crowd, nobody's enjoyment was greater than his'. His ability to counter criticism with humor was legendary. When told that he was two-faced, he instantly responded, 'If I had two faces, do you think I'd be wearing this face?'
4Although Lincoln's voice was 'thin' and 'high-pitched', reporter Horace White recalled, it had 'much carrying power' and 'could be heard a long distance in spite of the bustle and tumult of the crowd'. While he seemed awkward at first, when he 'hit his stride', White observed, he grew 'very impassioned' and 'seemed transfigured' by the strength of his words.
5Lincoln's singular way of walking, contemporaries observed, gave the impression his long, gaunt frame needed oiling. He would plod forward in an awkward manner, his hands hanging at his sides or folded, behind his back. His step had no spring, his law partner William Herndon recalled. He lifted his whole foot at once and then thrust it down on the ground rather than landing on his heel. 'His legs', another observer noted, 'seemed to drag from the knees down, like those of a laborer going home after a hard day's work'.
6A lot of times when people are on campaigns, it can be like a movie set.
1Working on book about Abe Lincoln, after public controversy over plagiarism charges [June 2002]
2Concord, Massachusetts; Author and historian [November 2011]
3Mother of Michael Goodwin and Joseph Kearns Goodwin; Mother-in-law of Victoria Anne Bonney Goodwin;.
4Former assistant to President Lyndon Johnson.
5Favorite songs: "Don't Be Cruel" & "Smoke Gets Your Eyes" by Elvis Presley; "Blowing in the Wind" by Peter Yarrow, N. Paul Stookey and Mary Allin Travers (aka Peter, Paul and Mary); "Moondance" by Van Morrison.
6In 1999, she was consulted by Steven Spielberg as part of his research about a film he wanted to make about Abraham Lincoln. Goodwin revealed that she was working on a book, entitled "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln". Spielberg immediately expressed interest in using this book as the basis for his film, and Dreamworks Pictures finalized the film rights in 2001. The book itself was not published until 2005.
7Received the 2006 Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Forum.
8Winner of 1995 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction for book "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II."
9In the wake of accusations over plagiarism in her "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys", history book in 1987, Goodwin resigned from board of Pulitzer Prize judges, 31 May 2002. Had been a member of the board since 1999. Resignation followed a probe since January, 2002 of possible plagiarism in other books of hers. She acknowledged she had long before made cash payment to author Lynne McTaggart to settle dispute over charges that Goodwin had plagiarized from her book, "Kathleen Kennedy".
10Historian and author, she also serves as professor at Harvard where she earned her Ph.D. in political science. Is one of country's foremost presidential historians. She and her husband Dick, a famous speechwriter in Kennedy and Johnson administrations, have three sons. Besides her love for politics, is a major Boston Red Sox fan since childhood. As a child, she began writing about baseball games for her father. They live in Boston.
11Also took leave from role as frequent TV commentator on "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," while some universities cancelled invitations for her speaking engagements.
12Has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science. She is one of our country's foremost Presidential historians. She and her husband have three sons. Besides her love for politics, she has been a major baseball fan since her childhood. She is a big Boston Red Sox fan. As a child, she began writing about baseball games for her father. She is also a Harvard Professor of Government. Her husband, Richard N. Goodwin, worked as a presidential speechwriter. They live in Boston.
13Historian and author.


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentary advisor - 7 episodes
Looking for Lincoln2009TV Movie consultant
American ExperienceTV Series documentary advisor - 8 episodes, 1991 - 2001 creative consultant - 2 episodes, 1994


Lincoln2012book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" - in part
The Kennedys of Massachusetts1990TV Mini-Series book - 3 episodes


American Horror Story2016TV SeriesDoris Kearns Goodwin
A Tribute to Tim Russert: Newhouse Mirror Awards2008Video short


The Hobby: Collecting America's Pastime2016Documentary
Meet the Press2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Presidential Historian / Herself / ...
Morning Joe2016TV SeriesHerself
The Simpsons2016TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose1994-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Daily Show2005-2015TV SeriesHerself
Ask This Old House2015TV SeriesHerself - Presidential Historian
Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign That Changed It All2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Biographer, Historian
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Historian
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Overheard2014TV SeriesHerself - interviewee
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHerself - Power Player of the Week
Face the Nation2012-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Baseball Panelist
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The Journey to Lincoln2013Video documentary shortHerself - Author 'Team of Rivals'
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Historian (segment "Lincoln")
Today2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hardball with Chris Matthews2012TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHerself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHerself
The Start of Dreams2010DocumentaryHerself
Baseball1994-2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHerself
Looking for Lincoln2009TV MovieHerself
American Experience1991-2009TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself (interviewee)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHerself
Pritzker Military Library Presents2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Texas Monthly Talks2006TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2005TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Historian
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ten Thousand Day War1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (biographer of LBJ) (as Doris Kearns)

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Historian (segment "Lincoln")

Nominated Awards

2013USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardLincoln (2012)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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