Sally Jessy Michael
Sally Jessy Michael
Celebrated Name: Sally Jessy Raphael
Real Name/Full Name: Sally Jessy Raphael
Gender: Female
Age: 89 years old
Birth Date: 25 February 1935
Birth Place: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 76kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Andrew Vladimir (Married 1953, div 1958), Karl Soderland(Married 1962)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes, three children
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Sally Jessy Raphael Lesbian? No
Profession: Talk Show Host
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Sally Lowenthal, better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, is an American retired tabloid talk show host. She is known for hosting a talk show known as Sally, which was formerly called Sally Jessy Raphael show.

Maybe you know about Sally Jessy Raphael very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not see, we have prepared this article about details of Sally Jessy Raphael’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

Sally Jessy Raphael was born as  Sally Lowenthal on 25 February 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. She is daughter to Jesse Lowenthal and Zelda Lowenthal (aka Dede Lowry). Her father worked as a rum export businessman, whereas her mother ran an art gallery she has a young brother named Stephen Lowenthal. Sally Jesse Raphael spent time with her family in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sally Jessy Raphael attended Easton Area High school, where she finally graduated.

Sally Jesse Raphael spent a better part of her teenage years in Scarsdale, New York. While living in New York, Sally Jesse Raphael worked at an AM local Radio Station called WFAS. The radio used to air a program meant for junior Highschool students.

She later enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sally Jesse Raphael also attended the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Sally Jesse Raphael went ahead to study acting Neighborhood School of Theatre in New York under the tutelage of Sanford Meissner.

Personal Life

In 1953 when Sally Jesse Raphael was 18 years old, she got married to Andrew Vladimir. The two sired two daughters, namely; Allison and Andrea. In 1958, Sally and Andrew Vladimir divorced.

In 1962, Sally Jesse Raphael later married Karl Soderland. They have an adopted son.

On 2 February 1992, Sally’s daughter Allison who was then 33 years old, died. Her death was as a result of an overdose, which she did accidentally.

Presently, Sally Jesse Raphael resides in Dutchess County, New York. She nurses her husband Soderland, who has Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25 February 1935, Sally Jesse Raphael is 89 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. Her height is 1.68m tall, and her weight is 76 kg.


Sally Jesse Raphael began working as a News Correspondent soon after graduating from the University of Columbia. She was useful in delivering news to both English and Spanish language. Sally Jesse Raphael worked in a radio station of Puerto Rico and also a host of a cooking show on television. Sally met her second husband, Karl Soderland while working in one of the radio stations. Soderland was the manager of the radio station.

Sally Jesse Raphael skipped from one station to the other and even fired in 18 of them. She got her luck in the 1980s when she inquired about doing a piece of call-in advice on a radio show.

Sally hosted the show from 1981-1987. The show was later named Sally Jesse Raphael Show but again was shortened to Sally Show. The show went all the way to 2004.

In 1980, Sally starred as herself in the Equalizer episode of Making a Martyr.

In 2002, Sally Jesse Raphael appeared position 5 out of 25 on Talkers Magazine. The magazine named her as the best host who hosted the most significant radio talk show.

On 10 November 2010, retired talk show hosts such as Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue, Montel Williams, Sally herself, and Geraldo Rivera were guests invited on The  Oprah Winfrey Show.

Awards & Achievements

In 1989, Sally Jesse Raphael received Daytime Emmy Award for an Outstanding Talk show.

Net Worth & Salary of Sally Jessy Michael in 2024

Sally Jessy Michael Net Worth
Sally Jessy Michael Net Worth

As of February 2024, Sally Jesse Raphael has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. Sally’s primary source of income is her career as a journalist. The field of journalism has earned her hoof income that meets her needs.

Sally never gave up on following the light at the end of the tunnel. She experienced turbulence in between her journey, but her strong spirit of pressing on landed her in a successful career. As a retired journalist, she has never regretted any bit of her perseverance.


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