How Rich Is Gayle King? All About Her Income Assets And Net Worth

Gayle King, an American television personality, novelist, and broadcast journalist, was born on December 28, 1954. She co-hosts CBS News’ premier morning show, CBS Mornings, as well as its predecessor, CBS This Morning. Gayle King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and lived in Ankara, Turkey, from the time she was six years old until she eventually moved back to the United States with her family.

While working as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Gayle King had the opportunity to work with Oprah Winfrey, who was the station’s anchor at the time. For The Oprah Winfrey Show, Gayle King served as a special correspondent. The Gayle King Show came to an end on November 17, 2011, due to King joining CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and several third co-anchors, including Norah O’Donnell for a while.

Gayle King served as a special correspondent for Good Morning America before joining CBS News. Gayle King was honored by the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2018. One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019 is Gayle King.

Gayle King Early Life

Gayle King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on December 28, 1954. Her father, Scott, was an electrical engineer, and her mother, Peggy, was a housewife. Because her father was stationed in Turkey, King spent the majority of her childhood there together with her three younger sisters. After the family eventually returned to the country.

Gayle enrolled at the University of Maryland and earned a psychology and sociology double major before leaving school in 1976. She worked at WTOP-TV while in college, and after she graduated, King was employed by Baltimore’s WJZ-TV as a production assistant. She later relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, where she worked for WDAF-TV as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.

Gayle King’s Personal Life

Gayle married Bill Bumpus, an attorney and assistant attorney general, in 1982. After she discovered him having a sexual relationship with another woman, they separated in 1993. Oprah Winfrey is their godmother. King and Bumpus welcomed son William Jr. in April 1987 and daughter Kirby in May 1986.

While both were employed by WJZ-TV in 1976, Gayle met Oprah, and the two have remained friends ever since. In 2018, Oprah honored Gayle with the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Award. The following year, the duo participated in “The OG Chronicles,” a video series for


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Gayle King’s Net Worth

Gayle King receives an annual salary from CBS News of $11 million. Forbes estimates Gayle King’s net worth at over $72 million, with millions of assets and investments. Gayle King was paid $2 million when she initially began working for CBS in 2011. Gayle King’s pay has climbed four times in the last ten years. Gayle King earned a salary of $25,000 while serving as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1991.

Net Worth $72 Million
Assets $26 Million
Liabilities & Loans $7 Million
Investments $13 Million
CBS News Salary $11 Million

Gayle King’s Assets & Investments

Nine real estate holdings, four cars, and two luxury yachts are among Gayle King’s possessions. Additionally, there are approximately $14 million in cash reserves in Gayle King’s asset portfolio. Gayle King also has a $12 million investing portfolio consisting of 9 stocks. The following is a list of some of Gayle King’s stocks.

  • Citigroup
  • Tesla
  • Visa
  • McDonald’s
  • PayPal

House of Gayle King

Gayle King resides in a luxurious 7,300-square-foot home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This property was purchased by Gayle King for $9 million. Gayle King’s home has additional amenities like a large pool, 7 bedrooms, and 8 bathrooms.

Gayle King’s Cars

Gayle King recently paid USD 55,000 for a Tesla Model Y. In addition, Gayle King owns a Volvo XC90 that she paid USD 75,000 for. Here is a list of some of Gayle King’s additional vehicles.

Real Estate Gayle King

In 2008, King spent $7 million on a 2500 square foot penthouse in Manhattan with two fireplaces and a wraparound deck. Her 10,000 square foot property in Greenwich, Connecticut, was purchased for $3.6 million in 2000 and was later up for sale for approximately $7.5 million. According to public records, Winfrey-owned Overground Railroad LLC is the property’s owner.

Gayle King Net Worth
Gayle King’s Net Worth

Gayle King’s Annual Income

Gayle King is the owner of over 9 pieces of real estate, which she rents out for money each month. Additionally, Gayle King holds nearly $10 million in bank deposits and government bonds, which provide annual interest and dividend payments for her. Gayle King receives almost $1 million a year in total rental revenue. The additional $550,000 in Gayle King’s income comes from dividends and interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gayle King’s salary from CBS?

$11 Million per annum.

Who is Gayle King’s husband?

 William Bumpus (Died in 1993).

How old is Gayle King?

67 years old.

How tall is Gayle King?

5 feet 8 inches (1.76 meters)

What are Gayle King salary and net worth?

Gayle King’s salary is $11 Million and their Net Worth is $72 Million.

How much does Gayle King weigh?

143 lb (65 kg).

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