Morley Safer Net Worth

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Morley Safer net worth is
$20 Million

Morley Safer Wiki Biography

Morley Safer was born on the 8th November 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was a journalist and television correspondent, probably best recognized for working on the CBS’ evening news magazine “60 Minutes”. His career was active from 1955 to 2016, when he passed away.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Morley Safer was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Morley’s net worth was over $20 million at the time of his death, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source came from the sales of his book – “Flashbacks: On Returning To Vietnam” (1990).

Morley Safer Net Worth $20 Million

Morley Safer was raised with two siblings in an Austrian Jewish family in his hometown by his mother, Anna and his father Max Safer, who worked as an upholsterer. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, and during the same period he also attended the University of Western Ontario; however, he quit to pursue his career as a journalist.

Thus, Morley began his professional career as a newspaper reporter, and worked for a number of newspapers such as the Toronto Telegram, the London Free Press, etc. He also worked for the Oxford Mail in England, after which he returned and started pursuing further his career as a member of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), working in the positions of correspondent and producer. This marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth, as one of his first projects was to produce “CBC News Magazine” in 1956. During the 1960s, he moved to London, where he covered stories about the Algerian War, building the Berlin Wall, and the Vietnam War.

In 1964, Morley was hired by the CBS channel and at the beginning he worked from London, where he was named London Bureau Chief in 1967. Soon, he started to report from other countries, including Nigeria, Israel and China, reaching enormous popularity. When his career as a war correspondent was over, Marley was put in the position of Harry Reasoner on the CBS’ evening news magazine “60 Minutes” in 1970, by its producer Don Hewitt. Thus, he began to report and create the show alongside other journalists such as Bob Simon, Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, etc. The show added a considerable amount to his net worth, as it became one of the best shows in the history of television. Morley worked on the show until he decided to retire, only a week before his death, when CBS broadcast the documentary about him, entitled “Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life”.

Thanks to his accomplishments, Morley won a number of prestigious awards, including 12 Emmy Awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1966, three Peabody Awards, three Overseas Press Awards, two Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards, among others.

If to talk about his personal life, Morley Safer was married to Jane Fearer (1968-2016), with whom he had a daughter, Sarah Alice Anne Safer, who works as a journalist. He passed away from pneumonia at the age of 84 on the 19th May 2016 in New York City.

Full NameMorley Safer
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 8, 1931
DiedMay 19, 2016, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthToronto, Canada
ProfessionWriter, TV Journalist, Journalist, Actor, Broadcaster, Television correspondent
EducationUniversity of Western Ontario, Harbord Collegiate Institute
SpouseJane Fearer (m. 1968)
ChildrenSarah Safer
ParentsMax Safer, Anna Cohn Safer
SiblingsEsther Safer, Leon Safer
AwardsPeabody Award (1966), News & Documentary Emmy Award - Outstanding Historical Programming - Segments (1968)
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards
Movies“Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life”, “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert” (2013)
TV Shows“60 Minutes”, “60 Minutes II”, “Citizen Of The Planet”, “The Injustice Files”, “Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams” (2010)
1[on appearing on TV] It makes me uneasy. It is not natural to be talking to a piece of machinery. But the money is good.
1Before coming to CBS News, he was a correspondent/producer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
2In 1967, he was named London Bureau Chief, a position he held for 3 years.
3In his early thirties, he joined the CBS News team---as a correspondent in the London Bureau.
4He joined 60 Minutes in December 1970.
5He won 11 Emmies for 60 minutes.


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The American President2000TV Series documentaryJohn Adams
Exodus 19471997Narrator
American Experience1997TV Series documentaryNarrator
American Masters1996TV Series documentaryNarrator
Murphy Brown1993TV SeriesMorley Safer


American Masters2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Vietnam Long Time Coming1998Documentary special thanks
Never Again, Forever1996Documentary special thanks


God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut (or the Friends of Kilgore Trout)2016DocumentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 60 Minutes
60 Minutes1971-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself - Correspondent / Himself / ...
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time2016DocumentaryHimself
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Journalist, 60 Minutes / Himself - CBS News
Citizen of the Planet2014Documentary
The Sturgeon Queens2014DocumentaryHimself
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert2013DocumentaryHimself - Journalist
60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (segment "Secretariat")
Eddie Adams: Saigon '682012Documentary short
A Man Without a Country2012DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1995-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala2011TV MovieHimself
Morning Glory2010Himself
Texas Monthly Talks2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
An Unlikely Weapon2008DocumentaryHimself
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 902007TV Movie documentary
60 Minutes2007TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: The Forgotten Veterans") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: Nadja") / ...
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Honors a Salute to Tom Brokaw2004TV MovieHimself
Television in America: An Autobiography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Breaking the News2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
We Were There: CBS News at 501998TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 7th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Booknotes1990TV SeriesHimself
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Canadian Conspiracy1985TV MovieHimself
The Cowboy, the Craftsman and the Ballerina1981TV Movie documentary
W51966TV Series documentary
The Twentieth Century1966TV Series documentaryReporter
Late Show London1966TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 60 Minutes
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown2015DocumentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS News
Birth of the Living Dead2013DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Many Meryls")
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryHimself - Correspondent, 60 Minutes (uncredited)
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: Nadja") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: Grand Central") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Classic: Joyce Brown is in Jail")
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
American Experience1991TV Series documentaryHimself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Media Buzz2016TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2003Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & Documentary Emmy Awards
1998EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Historical Programming - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1997EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational or Cultural Programming - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1997EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1966Personal AwardPeabody AwardsFor television news.

Nominated Awards

2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing60 Minutes (1968)
2009EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Arts & Culture Programming60 Minutes (1968)
2007EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Arts & Culture Programming60 Minutes (1968)
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANews - Analysis, Feature or Commentary60 Minutes (1968)
2005WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANews - Analysis, Feature or Commentary60 Minutes II (1999)
2004WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANews - Analysis, Feature or Commentary60 Minutes (1968)
2003EmmyBusiness and Financial Reporting Emmy AwardsOutstanding Interpretation and/or Analysis of a Business News Story60 Minutes (1968)
1995EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Historical Programming - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1993EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1993EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational or Cultural Programming - Segments60 Minutes (1968)
1969EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement within Regularly Scheduled NewsCBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962)

Known for movies

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