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Walter Isaacson Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Daughter, Books, Net Worth

Walter Isaacson Biography

Walter Isaacson is an American professional journalist and professor who has served as the chair and CEO of CNN. He is also an author known for books such as Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Einstein: His Life. Likewise, he was the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute Policy Studies organization in Washington, D.C.

It is known that he worked for the Perella Weinberg Partners firm as an advisory partner of financial services in New York City. He also co-chaired the U.S.-Vietnamese Dialogue on Agent Orange, addressing dioxin contamination.

Most noteworthy, he was appointed to the NIH Advisory Committee in 2008. Afterward, he was named the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors by Barrack Obama in 2009. During this time, he served as the overseer of the international U.S. broadcasts until January 2012.

Wiki and Facts

Full Name Walter Seff Isaacson
Age 71 years old
Birthday 20th May
Nationality American
Relationship Status Married
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Known For  Elon Musk book
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Net Worth $21 Billion

Walter Isaacson Age

Walter is 71 years of age, being born on May 20, 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His birthday occurs every year on the 20th of May.

Walter Isaacson Height

The YouTuber has a height stature of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).


Walter weighs 79 Kg (174 lbs).

Family – Mother, Father, Brother

Walter is the son of Irwin Isaacson and Betty Lee Isaacson born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also grew up. He experienced his childhood along with his half-sibling Lee Isaacson.


Isaacson graduated from Harvard University with a degree in history and literature in 1974. During this time, he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon as well as the president of the Signet Society.

He was also a student at Pembroke College where he graduated with first-class honors in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). Furthermore, he also studied at New Orleans’ Isidore Newman School as well as the Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) at Deep Springs Colleody.

Walter Isaacson Wife | Daughter

Isaacson has been married to his lovely wife, Cathy Isaacson, since 1984. The couple tied the knot in Washington at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. They have been blessed with a daughter known as Betsy Isaacson.


Walter co-chaired the New Orleans Tricentennial Commission in 2014. Afterward, he joined My Brother’s Keeper Alliance board in 2015 for Obama’s anti-poverty initiatives. Became a member of the New Orleans City Planning Commission in 2016 and was part of the U.S. Department of Defense Innovation Advisory Board.

Furthermore, he was appointed by Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell in 2018 to co-chair her transition team. On the other hand, he served as the co-host of PBS and CNN’s Amanpour & Company show. He also launched a podcast that specializes in technology’s effects on business titled Dell Technologies called Trailblazers.

Walter Isaacson Books

  • Kissinger: A Biography
  • The Wise Men
  • Elon Musk
  • Steve Jobs
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Code Breaker
  • The Innovators
  • Einstein: His Life

Walter Isaacson’s Net Worth

Citing his career, Isaacson sits at a net worth of $21 Billion as of 2024.

Houses, Cars, and Luxury Brands

Isaacson has not disclosed any details regarding his house, cars, and luxury brand in 2024. However, we are keeping tabs and will update the information as soon as possible.

Awards and Accomplishments

  •  Gerald Loeb Award

Frequently Asked Questions About Walter Isaacson

Where was Walter born?

He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Who is Isaacson?

He is a vastly recognized professor, journalist, and author.

How old is Walter?

He is 71 years old.

How Tall is Isaacson?

He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).

Is Walter married?

Yes, he is currently married to Cathy Isaacson, and shares a daughter known as Betsy Isaacson together.

How much is Isaacson’s net worth?

He has an approximate net worth of $$21 Billion as of 2024.

What is Walter famous for?

He is known for being the former president and CEO of the Aspen Institute of Policy Studies.

Where does Isaacson live?

He currently resides in Louisiana, United States.

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