Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Celebrated Name: Bob Woodward
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Upshur Woodward
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 26 March 1943
Birth Place: Geneva, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Kathleen Middlekauff (m, 1966; div, 1969), Frances Kuper (m, 1974; div, 1979), Elsa Walsh (m, 1989)
Children: Yes (Taliesin Woodward and Diana Woodward)
Dating: N/A
Is Bob Woodward Gay?: No
Profession: Journalist
Net Worth in 2024: $16 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Bob Woodward is a popular American investigative journalist. He has worked for The Washington Post as a reporter since 1971 but now serves as the associate editor. He teamed up with Carl Bernstein in 1972, and they covered much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. The scandals led to multiple government investigations and, eventually, the resignation of the then American President, Richard Nixon. He has also written 19 books on the topic of American politics, of which 13 has topped the best-seller lists.

Maybe you know about Bob Woodward very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Bob Woodward’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Bob Woodward was born on 26th of March 1943 in Geneva, Illinois, U.S. to parents, Jane (formerly, Upshur), and Alfred Eno Woodward II. His father worked as a lawyer, who would later become the chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court.  His parents got divorced when he was just 12 years old, and he, his sister, and his brother were raised by his father, who later re-married.

When it comes to his education, he had attended Yale College with a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship and had studied history and English literature there. He completed his B.A in 1965 and began a 5-year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy.  During his time in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Wright and was one of two officers assigned to move or handle nuclear launch codes the Wright carried in its capacity as a NECPA. He has also served as the communications officer on the USS Fox under Admiral Robert O. Welander.

He was discharged as a lieutenant in August of 1970, and he started taking graduate courses in Shakespeare and international relations at George Washington University. He worked at the Montgomery Sentinel for a year before getting hired by The Washington Post as a reporter in 1971.

Personal Life

Bob Woodward married Kathleen Middlekauff in 1966, who he originally met in high school. However, they got divorced just three years later in 1969. He married Frances Kuper in 1974 but got divorced five years later in 1979. He married Elsa Walsh in 1989, who works as a writer for The New Yorker and is also the author of Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three American Women.  Together, they have two daughters, Taliesin Woodward and Diana Woodward.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 March 1943, Bob Woodward is 80 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.75 M tall, and his weight is around 74 Kg.


Although Bob Woodward was hired as a reporter for The Washington Post in 1971, things would only change for the better in the following year. He and Carl Bernstein were both asked to report on the 17th of June 1972 burglary of the HQ of the Democratic National Committee in a Washington, D.C., office building called Watergate. They were able to expose several dirty tricks employed by the Nixon re-election committee. They also wrote a book about the scandal titled “All the President’s Men,” which in turn was adapted into a 1976 film of the same title.

Both the movie and the book brought them much acclaim and recognition. In 1996, Bob Woodward and Brian Duffy published a story in which they stated a United States Department of Justice investigation into the fund-raising activities had revealed that Chinese agents sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign.

He has also written four books that are focused on former American President George W. Bush’s presidency. These books are “Bush at War” (2002), “Plan of Attack” (2004), “The State of Denial” (2006), and “The War Within: A Secret White House History.”

He wrote a column in The Washington Post on 22nd of February 2013 in which he criticized former American President Barack Obama’s administration for their statements in 2012 and 2013 that the United States federal budget sequester had been proposed by Republicans in Congress. Bob Woodward has written the book “Wired” which was based on Hollywood drug culture and death of popular American actor and comedian, John Belushi.  Bob Woodward currently serves as the associate editor for The Washington Post.

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Bob Woodward:

  • He was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973.
  • He was the winner of the Heywood Broun award in 1972.
  • He was the winner of the George Polk Award in 1972.
  • He was the winner of the William Allen White Medal, 2000

Net Worth & Salary of Bob Woodward in 2024

Bob Woodward Net Worth
Bob Woodward Net Worth

As of February 2024, Bob Woodward has gathered a net worth of $16 Million. He has gathered most of his earnings from his career as a reporter and as an associate editor for The Washington Post. He, along with Carl Bernstein, reported on the Watergate Scandal, lead to different investigations and the eventual resignations of then American President Richard Nixon. He has written 19 books on the topic of American politics, of which 13 has topped the best-seller lists.

Bob Woodward has done amazing work as a reporter, and the list of Awards and Achievements speaks volumes about his journalistic ability and talent. Not only that, but he has also served in the U.S. Navy and brought light on different topics of American politics. I am here thanking him for all he has done for the country and wishing him the best of luck for all his future endeavors.


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