Quick Facts Julie Chen

  • NameJulie Chen
  • Birth NameJulie Suzanne Chen
  • FatherDavid Y. Chen,
  • MotherWan Ling Chen
  • NationalityAmeriacn
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Working ForCBS, ABC news
  • Net Worth$16 million
  • Eye ColorBlack
  • Hair ColorBlack
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toLeslie Moonves (m. 2004)
  • ChildrenCharlie Moonves
  • EducationUniversity of Southern California
  • TV ShowBig Brother Since 2000
  • Birth Year1970
  • Birth month01
  • Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States

Julie Suzanne Chen a.k.a. Julie Chen is an American television personality, producer, and news anchor for CBS. The forty-years old has been the host of the U.S, version of the CBS reality-TV program, Big Brother since its première in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of the any country’s version of the show. Furthermore, she also served as co-host and the moderator of the CBS daytime show, The Talk and The Early Show as co-anchor

She is married to Les Moonves, a former American media executive who served as Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. Together with her husband, she is blessed with a son, Charlie Moonves. As of 2019, she has an estimated net worth of $16 million. To know detail about Chen’s career, personal life and financial aspects read this full article. 

Julie Chen Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

CBS veteran employee, Julie Chen makes over $1 million per annum as her salary working as a television personality, news anchor, and producer. Since July 2000, she is serving as the host of the CBS reality-TV program, Big Brother.

No doubt, Chen she made an enormous net worth through her career. According to the source, she has an estimated net worth of $16 million. Furthermore, she owns $14 million lavish mansion in Beverly Hills, California, with her husband, Leslie Moonves. They purchased the house back in 2006. 

Additionally, the duo purchased a beachfront Malibu estate from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen for $28.8 million, according to the Trulia real estate blog. 

Moreover, her husband Les Moonves has a net worth of $700 million. Chen is living a luxurious life with his husband and son. 

Julie Chen Married, Dating, Affairs, Husband, Children

Julie Chen is a married woman. She is the wife of an American media executive Les Moonves. When Chen began dating Les Moonves, he was still in a marital relationship with his ex-wife Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves

Caption-Julie Chen and her husband Les Moonves

However, Les and Nancy divorced on 22nd April 2003, citing irreconcilable differences. Well, Chen tied the knot with her boyfriend Les after a year of her boyfriend’s divorce on 23rd December 2004. Their wedding was a private ceremony held in Acapulco, Mexico.

In 2009, Chen gave birth to their son Charlie Moonves. Chen and her husband Les are still together and is going strong in their relationship. They are successfully maintaining their profession as well as personal life. They often spend their time together.

Caption-Julie Chen with her husband and son
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Chen further shares adorable photos of her husband and son on her social accounts such as Instagram and Twitter. To date, the pair hasn’t faced any rumors of divorce and extramarital affairs. Besides this, Chen hasn’t been in any other relationships and affairs. 

Previously, Chen was in a relationship with her boyfriend Gary Donahue, a television news editor. The two met while Chen became a news assistant for ABC News in Los Angeles, in September 1991. Though they dated for long, they could not address their relationship till the end. 

Julie Chen Journalism Career

In June 1990, Julie Chen began her career interning at CBS Morning News. On the other hand, she further worked for ABC NewsOne. Chen has been working as a news anchor and producer for CBS.

Since July 2000, Chen has been hosting the U.S. version of the CBS reality television program Big Brother. Moreover, she is also the moderator and co-host of CBS daytime show The Talk. Chen has worked along with Sara GilbertLeah Remini, and others. 

Julie Chen Early life and Education

Julie Chen was born as Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves on 6th January 1970, in New York City, New York, United States. Her parents David Y. Chen and Wan Ling Chen are Chinese immigrants. Chen grew up along with her sisters Gladys Chen and Vicki Chen.

Caption-Julie Chen early life image
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Chen holds an American nationality and belongs to Chinese-American ethnicity. Chen attended the Junior high school in the Whitestone area of Queens. In 1987, Chen graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School. Moreover, she majored in broadcast journalism and English from the University of Southern California in 1991.