Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera
Celebrated Name: Geraldo Rivera
Real Name/Full Name: Gerald Michael Rivera
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: July 4, 1943
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 176 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight: 80 kg (000 lbs)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Linda Coblentz (m. 1965; div. 1969)

Edith Vonnegut  (m. 1971; div. 1975)

Sherryl Raymond (m. 1976; div. 1984)

C.C. Dyer (m. 1987; div. 2000)

Erica Michelle Levy (m. 2003)

Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Simone Cruickshank Rivera, Solita Liliana Rivera, Isabella Holmes Rivera, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Cruz Grant Rivera)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is Geraldo Rivera Gay?: No
Profession: Journalist, talk show host, writer, attorney
Salary: $2.5 million
Net Worth in 2021: $18 million
Last Updated: July 2021

Geraldo Rivera is an American talk show host, an author, and an attorney. He hosted the show ‘Geraldo’ from the years 1987 to 1998. He also hosted ‘Geraldo at Large,’ a newsmagazine program. He also hosted the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports. The television star went to the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School for higher education.

Maybe you know about Geraldo Rivera very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Geraldo Rivera’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

Gerald Michael Rivera, now known as Geraldo Rivera, was born in New York City, New York. He was born to Lillian, who was a restaurant worker and Cruz Allen Rivera, a cab driver. Rivera was raised Jewish, and he also had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He was raised in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York. He attended State University of New York Maritime College from 1961 to 1963.

He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1965 and further went to Brooklyn Law School to study Law in 1966. He became a frequent activist for a Puerto Rican activist group, the Young Lords, and eventually took to private practice. He was offered a job by Primo, but as he was not satisfied with the way his first name sounded, it was decided that he should be called Geraldo instead of Gerald.

Personal Life

Geraldo Rivera was married to Linda Coblentz in 1965, and the couple got divorced in 1969. He then married Edith Vonnegut on December 14, 1971, but they got divorced in 1975. He and Sherryl Raymond got married on December 31, 1976, and by 1984, they were divorced.

Rivera and Cynthia Cruickshank got married on July 11, 1987, but they got a divorce in 2000.

Erica Michelle Levy is his current wife, and they have been married since August 2003. Rivera admitted that he was having an affair with Marian Javits, the wife of New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, until 1985.

Geraldo had five children, namely Simone Cruickshank Rivera, Solita Liliana Rivera, Isabella Holmes Rivera, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, and Cruz Grant Rivera.

He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, but he previously lived in Middletown, New Jersey. He is an active sailor. He participated in the Marion–Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race in 1985, 2005, 2011, and 2013. In 2013, his vessel finished in 12th place out of 34 finishers.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 4, 1943, Geraldo Rivera is 78 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2021. His height is 176 cm tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Rivera’s career began in 1970 when he was hired by WABC-TV as a reporter for ‘Eyewitness News.’ He won a Peabody Award in 1972. He taped the pilot episode of ‘Good Night America,’ which was a late-night newsmagazine which was hosted by him. He broadcast the first U.S. network television interviewing Ken Ramsauer. He was fired for violating the policies of ABC News in 1985.

The daytime talk show Rivera hosted, Geraldo ran for 11 years from 1987 to 1998. Controversial guests were interviewed at his show. He did a show about Satanism in 1988, and during another show, his nose was broken in a publicized brawl due to the interviewing of white supremacists, anti-racist skinheads, and black activists.

During the Afghanistan War, Rivera was derided when he falsely claimed to be at the scene of a fire incident, but later, it was revealed that he was 300 miles away. In 2003, during a Fox News Broadcast, he began to disclose an upcoming operation and was hence expelled from Iraq. He was engaged in a feud in 2005 with The New York Times and threatened to sue the paper if the allegations on him were not retrieved. He was involved in a dispute in 2007, with Michelle Malkin, a colleague of Fox.

In 2008, his book ‘Hispanic: WhyAmericansFear Hispanics in the U.S.’ was released. Rivera competed on the 14th season of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2015 and in the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars!

Awards & Achievements

Geraldo Rivera was nominated for many awards and also received a few.

  • He was a nominee of the ALMA award in 1999, 2000, and 2002.
  • He won the ALMA award in 2001, in the category ‘Outstanding Correspondent or Anchor of a National News Program or Special.’

Net Worth & Salary of Geraldo Rivera in 2021

Geraldo Rivera Net Worth
Geraldo Rivera Net Worth

Geraldo Rivera is a very famous talk show host and author. As of July 2021, His net worth is $18 million. He has considered one of the most elite and famous talks show hosts.

Geraldo Rivera now lives at a 1.4 acres landscape mansion, which consists of six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house consists of a master suite and a private room as well, and it is a two-storeyed building.

Geraldo Rivera is one of the top American talk show hosts who has been through many controversies and major fights. He has written over ten books, and it can be said that he publicly criticized the things he thought were not right. This makes him one of the most fearless one amongst other television hosts.


  1. No way! He is a Democratic man! Especially since his last young wife is a Democrat! He used to be fair but not anymore. Do not trust him! Is he dying his hair too? Looks bad !


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