20 Celebrities From Hollywood’s Golden Age

Barbara Walters – $175 Million

When it came to journalism, Barbara Walters didn’t just crack the glass ceiling; she shattered it. She created a legacy and transformed how Americans regarded the media. Walters made history as the first woman to anchor a primetime evening news show in 1974.

She went on to land multiple gigs on the most prominent networks, thanks to her formidable personality in front of the camera. Walters made waves in 1976 when she signed a five-year contract with ABC.

It made her the first woman to co-anchor an evening network news show and the highest-paid journalist, with a salary of $1 million per year. The National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her creativity and determination.

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