John Stossel Net Worth

John Stossel Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Stossel net worth is
$4 Million

John Stossel Wiki Biography

John Stossel was born on the 6th March 1947, in Chicago Heights, Illinois USA, and is a journalist and television presenter, particularly known for his work in the ABC’s “20/20” and one hour special broadcasts for ABC News. Since late 2009, he has been working at Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. His comments reflect a libertarian point of view, with special support for the free market economy. For his work Stossel has won 19 Emmy Awards, George Polk Award, George Foster Peabody Award as well as being honoured five times by the National Press club. Stossel has been active in the broadcasting/entertainment industry since 1969.

How much is the net worth of John Stossel? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

John Stossel Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, Stossel grew up the child of Jewish-German immigrants in Wilmette, Illinois, attending New Trier High School in Winnetka. In 1969, he graduated with a BA in Psychology from Princeton University.

Talking about his professional career, he worked for four years as a researcher for the local NBC -Station KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon, and then eight years as editor of Consumer Affairs in New York City for the local CBS -Station WCBS-TV, for his efforts receiving the George Polk Award for Local Radio and Television. From 1981 to 2009, Stossel worked for ABC’s “20/20”, where he soon became well known. At ABC he also joined in the show “Good Morning America”, and recorded specials for ABC News from 1994. Since 2009, Stossel has been on Fox News Channel (FNC) and Fox Business Network (FBN), on which he moderated his own mission, a weekly one hour talk show simply entitled “Stossel” (2009 – present). In his own show Stossel discussed a variety of socio-political issues such as the global warming controversy, the war on drugs and free trade, as well as gave his opinion about books including Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and F.A. Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”. His guests have included such celebrities as Stephen J. Dubner, Steven F. Hayward, John Francis Crowley, Christina Hoff Sommers, PJ O’Rourke, Wendy McElroy, Johan Norberg, Benjamin R. Barber and Sean Hannity. He has also landed regular guest appearances in the FNC program the “O’Reilly Factor”. All have contributed to his net worth.

Yet, it is worth mentioning the fact the Stossel has received criticism. In 1996, Stossel and four other correspondents from ABC News were sued in Maryland for making alleged illicit recordings under research; the actions were dismissed for lack of evidence. In 2000, John in his program “20/20” showed a piece of organic food claiming that ABC commissioned studies had shown that the products of conventional agriculture do not necessarily contain more pesticide residues than organic food – research by the environmental organization Environmental Working Group turned out that scientists commissioned by ABC were not right, and Stossel apologized to the viewers of “20/20”. Despite the criticism, John Stossel is still a very popular personality which allows him to increase his net worth.

Furthermore, John Stossel has released three books – “Give Me a Break. How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media…” (2004), “Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel- Why Everything You Know is Wrong” (2006) and “No, They Can not: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed” (2012). These have contributed to his net worth too.

Finally, in the personal life of the journalist, he is married to Ellen Abrams, with whom he has two children. The family resides in New York City. John describes himself as agnostic.

Full NameJohn Stossel
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1947
Place Of BirthChicago Heights, Illinois, United States
ProfessionJournalist, Author, Commentator, Writer, Screenwriter, Presenter
EducationNew Trier High School, Princeton University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseEllen Abrams
ChildrenMax Stossel, Lauren Stossel
SiblingsThomas P. Stossel
NicknamesJohn F. Stossel
AwardsEmmy Awards (19), George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting, Peabody Award, Chapman University Presidential Medal (2012)
MoviesBlame Game: Are We a Country of Victims?
TV Shows"John Stossel's Take" (Fox News Blog), "Stossel", "Good Morning America", ABC’s “20/20”, "WCBS-TV" (New York),"Is America #1?" (1999), "Age of Consent" (2009), "The O'Reilly Factor"
1His mustache
2"Give Me A Break" editorial segments on 20/20 (1978)
1Government agencies suck.
1Uncle of Scott Stossel.
2His first job was on an assembly line, making photocopiers.
3Joining the Fox Business Network [September 11, 2009].
4He has an older brother named Tom who is a doctor.
5Overcame a stuttering problem to become a reporter.
6When doing a report on wrestling in 1985, Stossel was interviewing David Schultz (aka Dr. D. David Shultz). Stossel came right out and told Shultz that he thought wrestling was fake. Shultz slapped him in the ear twice, causing Stossel to walk away. He claimed Shultz gave him massive ear trauma and decided to sue the World Wrestling Federation. In the end, the WWF succumbed to the pressure, and Stossel won a huge settlement.
7Began his career as a researcher at KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon.
8Has won 19 Emmy awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.
9Is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University, with a BA in psychology.


20/201994-2007TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Help Me! I Can't Help Myself with John Stossel2003TV Movie documentary
The In-Crowd and Social Cruelty with John Stossel2002TV Movie documentary
Boys & Girls Are Different: Men, Women & the Sex Difference1995TV Movie documentary
Common Sense with John Stossel1995TV Movie
The Blame Game: Are We a Country of Victims?1994TV Movie


The Power of Belief with John Stossel1998TV MovieHimself
Sex, Drugs & Consenting Adults1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Freeloaders1997TV MovieHimself
Junk Science: What You Know That May Not Be So1997TV MovieHimself
Love, Lust & Marriage: Why We Stray and Why We Stay1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mystery of Happiness: Who Has It & How to Get It - With John Stossel1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Trouble with Lawyers with John Stossel1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boys & Girls Are Different: Men, Women & the Sex Difference1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Common Sense with John Stossel1995TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Consumer Reporter
Stossel2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Fox and Friends2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Stossel / Himself -
Making Money with Charles Payne2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Stossel
The Kennedy Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Host, Stossel
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Stossel Matters") / Himself - Host, Stossel
The Kelly File2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, Stossel
Outnumbered2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2014TV SeriesHimself - Policing America
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
The Independents2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Money with Melissa Francis2013TV SeriesHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox Business2013TV SeriesHimself
Cavuto on Business2012TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2012TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2012TV SeriesHimself
Happening Now2012TV SeriesHimself
Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
I Want Your Money2010DocumentaryHimself
The View2003-2010TV SeriesHimself
20/201984-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (segment "Pro Wrestling Exposed")
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar...2007DocumentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Help Me! I Can't Help Myself with John Stossel2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The In-Crowd and Social Cruelty with John Stossel2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
20/20 Media Hype2002TV MovieHimself
All the Love You Cannes!2002DocumentaryHimself
John Stossel Goes to Washington2001TV MovieHimself -
Tampering with Nature2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hype with John Stossel2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
You Can't Say That! What's Happening to Free Speech with John Stossel2000TV MovieHimself
Is America Number One? With John Stossel1999TV MovieHimself
Teens: What Makes Them Tick?1999TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - ABC News
Who Is Donald Trump?2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Surfer2011Himself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1987EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story - Segments20/20 (1978)

Known for movies

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