Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera
Real Name/Full Name Geraldo Rivera
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Geraldo Rivera
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4thJuly 1943
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 71 Kg
In Pounds – 156 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Cruz ‘Allen’ Rivera
Mother – Lillian Rivera
Siblings: Craig Rivera (brother), Irene Rivera (sister), Sharon Rivera (sister), Wilfredo Rivera (brother)
School: Not Known
College: State University of New York Maritime College, University of Arizona, Brooklyn Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N.A.
Wife/Spouse Name: Linda Coblentz (1965-69), Edith Vonnegut (1971-75), Sherryl Raymond (1976-84), Cynthia Cruickshank (1987-2000), Erica Michelle Levy (2003-present)
Kids/Children Name: Simone Cruickshank Rivera (daughter), Solita Liliana Rivera (daughter), Cruz Grant Rivera (son), Gabriel Miguel Rivera (son), Isabella Holmes Rivers (daughter)
Profession: Journalist, Lawyer, Author, Host, Cinematographer
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: April 2024

How many of you have seen the Live TV special The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults. Or, have you seen the news programs like Geraldo at Large, Geraldo Rivera Reports, or the Fox News program The Five. By now, you must have guessed the name of the Journalist who I am hinting at, Geraldo Rivera.

Well, how well do you know about Geraldo Rivera? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Geraldo Rivera’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Geraldo Rivera to date.

Biography and Early Life

Geraldo was born in New York City, United States, on 4th July 1973 to Lillian Rivera (mother), a restaurant worker, and Cruz ‘Allen’ Rivera, a cab driver. His father was of Puerto Rican Catholic descent, while his mother was of Russian Jewish descent. He is a Stateside Puerto Rican and was raised in Brooklyn and West Babylon in a Jewish upbringing. He and his family also encountered racism and discrimination.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Geraldo Rivera in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Geraldo Rivera’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 4 July 1943. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 156 lbs in Pound and 71 kg in Kilograms.


Geraldo attended the State University of New York Maritime College but later got transferred to the University of Arizona, where he studied B.S. in Business Administration. He was always involved in sports activities throughout his student life. He also enrolled at the Brooklyn Law School and gained experience working under legendary crime fighters. He also held a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in poverty law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He initially worked in a range of jobs from clothing salesman to short-order cook.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Geraldo Rivera With Wife Erica Michelle Levy
Geraldo Rivera With Wife Erica Michelle Levy

Geraldo has been married five times in total. He was married to Linda Coblentz (1965-69), Edith Vonnegut (1971-75), Sherryl Raymond (1976-84), Cynthia Cruickshank (1987-2000). Geraldo is married to Erica Michelle Levy since 2003, and they also have a daughter together. He also had a son (Gabriel Miguel) from her third marriage and two daughters (Isabelle Holmes and Simone Cruickshank) from her fourth marriage. Other than that, he also had an affair with Marian Javits, the wife of New York senator Jacob Javits. Also, actress and singer Barbara Walters accused him of groping her.

Is Geraldo Rivera Gay?

No. Not only is Geraldo married five times, but also he is a father of four children. So, the claim completely stands nullified, and his sexual orientation lies Straight.

Professional Career

Geraldo started his career with WABC-TV in 1970 as a reporter for Eyewitness News. From the very beginning, he grabbed eyeballs and won the Peabody Award. In 1973, he came up with the show Good Night America as a part of ABC’s Wide World of Entertainment. The show dealt with some highly controversial topics of the times. Geraldo also broadcasted the first US network television mention of AIDS.

In the year 1986, he hosted The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults which was watched by millions of people. His show, Geraldo, ran for 11 years featuring controversial guests. He also hosted the show Rivera Live on CNBC and lent his voice to a Phineas and Ferb episode. He left CNBC in 2001 and became a Fox News war correspondent. His career remained full of controversies.

In 2012, he started hosting radio talk shows on WABC and KABC. He also competed in the television series ‘The Celebrity Apprentice, where he raised $726,000. He still hosts the program Geraldo at Large.

Geraldo has also written some books during his career, including some famous names like Hispanic: Why Americans fear Hispanics in the US and The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity. Geraldo also has an association with politics, and he is a Republican, a friend of former US President Donald Trump.


Geraldo won the Peabody Award from the very beginning for his report on patients with intellectual disabilities. His show ‘The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults’ was watched by millions of people. He also won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Host in a National Information Program. Other than that, he was also nominated some times for the same award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Geraldo Rivera in 2024

Geraldo Rivera Net Worth
Geraldo Rivera Net Worth

Geraldo has been a very successful journalist, lawyer, and author. Over the years, he has hosted many shows, which garnered huge viewership and brought immense limelight. As of 2024, Geraldo is estimated to have a net worth of $25 million, which we all know is a humongous amount.

Geraldo Rivera is very popular name and also one of the most famous journalists in American history. From the very beginning, he broadcasted bold and controversial topics and grabbed eyeballs. Slowly, he came up with his shows and garnered other names and fame.

He has also earned the reputation of a Lawyer and an author. But, at the same time, his life and career have been full of controversies of one form or the other. At last, we would like to congratulate him on his successful career as a Journalist but also accept that the allegations against him are serious.


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