Net Worth: $170 Million
- Source of Wealth The Wall Street Journal
- Birth Place Warwick, Rhode Island
- Marital Status Married (Edith Marcus)
- Full Name Walter S. Mossberg
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth March 27, 1947
- Ethnicity Caucasian
- Occupation Journalist, Columnist
- Education Columbia University, Brandeis University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
- Children 2
About Walt Mossberg
Currently working for The Wall Street Journal as the principal technology columnist, Walt Mossberg is an American columnist with an estimated net worth of $170 million as of 2012. With almost a million worth of annual compensation, Walt Mossberg is considered as the highest paid writer and journalist at The Wall Street Journal.
Since 1970, Mossberg has been working for The Wall Street Journal as editor and reporter. Before he became a technology columnist, he used to cover international and national affairs. Since 1991, his column, Personal Technology, has been published every Thursday.
In 1999, Walt Mossberg was the only recipient of the Loeb Award for Commentary as a technology writer. Two years later, he became a recipient of the World Technology Award for Media and Journalism. Referred to as “The Kingmaker” by Wired, Walt Mossberg is considered as one of the most highly influential authors on information technology. The Newsweek magazine named him as “the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes in the computer world today” and “a champion of the technology to befuddled Everyman”. Brill’s Content Magazine hailed him as one of US News Media’s one of the 25 most influential people. Lastly, Time magazine named hims as “the most influential computer journalist”.
Walt Mossberg is a Politics graduate from Brandeis University in 1969. He finished his journalism degree at Columbia University School of Journalism a year later.