About Bob Simon
It has been estimated that the current amount of Bob Simon net worth is as high as 2 million dollars. Mike Simon was a well known man on TV screens, where he made his name popular as a correspondent for CBS News. Thus, this involvement also added up a lot to the total size of Bob Simon net worth. As a correspondent, Bob Simon covered many news related to war, crisis and others. Bob Simon was also the one who reported about the withdrawal from Vietnam, student protests in China in 1989 as well as the Yom Kippur War in 1973. In 1991 during the Persian Gulf War, Bob Simon and his TV crew were imprisoned in Iraq. It was such a big experience that he wrote about it in a book he released called “Forty Days”. The sales of his book have also added up to the total size of Bob Simon net worth.
In 1996 Bob Simon got a job as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS. In 1999 he also started to work for 60 Minutes II. Before he died, Bob Simon was working as a senior foreign correspondent for 60 Minutes. Thus working on these shows also added up a lot to the overall sum of Bob Simon net worth.
Bob Simon was respected in this industry a lot and many people working in television have said many good things about him.
For example, David Rhodes, who is a CBS News President, stated that Bob Simon was “a giant of broadcast journalism”. Bob Simon is regarded as one of not so many correspondents who have reported most overseas conflicts since 1969. He worked as a correspondent for about 47 years and thus there is no surprise that during such a long time his net worth increased a lot. His work has also been awarded and honored as he received more than 40 important awards in reporting. He received 27 Emmy Awards for his work as a journalist and the Overseas Press Club awards.
The reporter was born in 1941 and died in 2015 when he got involved into auto accident, during which he was injured and died in a hospital. Bob Simon was born in The Bronx, New York City. In 1962 he got his degree in history from Brandeis University. In the period of 1969-1971 Bob Simon was working in the CBS office in London, which was the start of his career as a correspondent.