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Who Is Leslie Moonves? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Leslie Moonves is a media mogul who currently serves as CEO and President of CBS Corporation. Prior to that, he was co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom. He is also known for his acting career, which lasted only a short time before he transitioned to the commercial side of television.

Quick Facts

Celebration Name: Leslie Moonves
Real/Full Name: Leslie Roy Moonves
gender: male
age: 72 years old
date of birth: October 6, 1949
place of birth: New York, New York, USA
Country of Citizenship: American
high: 1.80 meters
weight: 77 kg
Sexual Orientation: straight
marital status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Julie Chen (m. 2004), Nancy Wiesenfeld (m. 1978–2004)
children: Yes (Adam Moonves, Charlie Moonves, Sarah Moonves, Michael Moonves)
Profession: media executive
Net worth in 2022: $450 million

Leslie Moonves Biography

Leslie Moonves Leslie Roy Moonves was born on October 6, 1949, in Valley Stream, New York City, to Josephine Schleifer and Herman Moonves. His mother was a nurse, and he has two siblings: Melissa Moonves Colon and brother Jonathan Moonves.

After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, Leslie attended Bucknell University and received a BA in Spanish in 1971. His love of acting led him to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the New York City Theater, where he had the opportunity to perform in many plays.

After graduation, he moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. Nonetheless, he soon found himself behind the camera, unhappy with the array of mundane characters (such as “Canon” and “Six Million Dollars”) that appeared in front of him.

Leslie Moonves Age, Height, Weight

Leslie Moonves Born October 6, 1949; as of 2022, he is 72 years old. Height 1.80 m, weight 77 kg.

Leslie Moonves
Leslie Moonves


After realizing that acting wasn’t his true calling, Leslie Moonves turned his attention to the commercial side of the entertainment industry, finding a job at 20th Century Fox Television. He initially oversaw pay/cable and first-round syndicated programming before being promoted to vice president of miniseries and films.

After that, he served as Vice President of Development for Saul Ilson Productions. Leslie has worked at “Catalina Productions” and “Lorimar Television” as head of development and director of miniseries and film divisions, respectively.

After a series of promotions, he was named President of Lorimar in 1988. In July 1993, when Lorimar and Warner Bros. Television merged, he was named CEO of Warner Bros. This was the period of his career when tick shows like “Friends” and “ER” became TV hits.

In July 1995, he left Warner Bros. for CBS Entertainment, another major television network, and was named president. He served as president and CEO of CBS Television from 1998 to 2003, and was appointed chairman of CBS in February 2016.

Leslie was the man who ended the 18-year Star Trek Enterprise revival record in February 2005. It was revealed that Leslie Moonves was the man behind the deal negotiated between CBS and Warner Bros. This led to the launch of The CW Network’ January 2006.

Leslie Moonves Achievements and Awards

• He was the second highest paid director in 2012 and 2013 ($58.8 million and $65.4 million, respectively).
• Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame (2013).
• Appointed as chairman of CBS (2016).

Leslie Moonves Net Worth 2022

Leslie Moonves As of July 2022, he has a staggering fortune of around $450 million, thanks to his hugely successful career as a media mogul.

Leslie Moonves has always had business acumen, which makes him a better manager than an actor. Due to his unwavering dedication and passion, he has achieved great success in the show business world.

Leslie Moonves wife, marriage

Leslie Moonves Married to Nancy Wiesenfeld on December 17, 1978, the couple went on to have three children. They divorced in 2004, and Leslie later married The Morning Show reporter Julie Chen, who was already dating at the time of the divorce. He and she had a son named Charlie Moonves. Leslie Moonves currently lives in Beverly Hills.

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