John Stossel
John Stossel
Real Name/Full Name John Frank Stossel
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Stossel
Birth Place: Chicago Heights Illinois
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 March 1947
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 179 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds –154 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: Thomas P. Stossel
School: New Trier High School
College: University of Chicago
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Ellen Abrams
Kids/Children Name: Lauren, Max
Profession: TV presenter, author, pundit
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

John is an American Tv personality who has been in a media career since 1969. He is probably known for his work with Fox Business Channel and ABC News. His work in media is mostly commentary and reporting where he touches on political and economic topics. Before that, he used to be a researcher where he started with KGW-TV.

He later joined ABC News where he worked in Good Morning America show doubling as a reporter and consumer editor. This is where he rose to fame with his morning show attracting thousands of viewers across America. After his stay with ABC News came to an end, Fox Business quickly hired him giving him a weekly business show. Today, he is among the most respected TV personalities in the United States.

Well, how well do you know about John Stossel? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Stossel’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 John Stossel to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Frank Stossel was born on 6th March 1947 in his hometown Chicago Heights. He was born in a family of two children with Thomas Stossel being his elder brother. His parents were of Jewish origin from Germany and migrated to America before Hitler rose to power.

After coming to America they converted to Christianity and joined a protestant church. As he one time narrated, he was the opposite of his brother. When he loved partying and playing poker, his brother Thomas loved studying was very good in school.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Stossel in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Stossel’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 6 March 1947. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 179 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


As indicated above, unlike his older brother, John wasn’t so much interested in school and only went to school as he had no choice. He joined New Trier High School where he graduated. While his brother graduated and joined Harvard University, John felt school work was tedious and made him sick.

The University of Chicago had accepted his admission where he was to study Hospital Management but instead decided to look for a job. To him, a job would have inspired him to go back to school with renewed energy and enthusiasm after testing the outside world.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Stossel With Wife Ellen Abrams
John Stossel With Wife Ellen Abrams

After his parents raised them in the Christian faith, John would later meet Ellen Abrams and started dating her. Ellen is a Jew and after he married her, she influenced him to embrace back his Jewish heritage. The two are blessed with two children, Lauren and Max who they raised in the Jewish faith. He lives with his family in New York City and owns another home in Massachusetts.

Though he loved partying when he was young, John confesses he has never smoked. This made him more shocked when he was diagnosed with lung cancer on 20th April 2016. Luckily, the cancer was detected in its early stage and John only lost a small portion of the affected lung. Today, he is cancer-free thanks to early detection.

Is John Stossel Gay?

John is not gay and has never been in a gay relationship. He is happily married to his wife Ellen and has two children together.

Professional Career

John dreamt of one day working for Seattle magazine but his childhood dream didn’t come to fruition after the company closed business before he even finished school. His first job came at KGW-TV where he started as just a mere newsroom gofer before rising the ladder to the researcher’s position.

His first on-air appearance came when his boss abruptly told him to read what he had written on air. Though frightened, he has never looked back since then. He later moved to WCBS-V where he stayed a couple of years before being frustrated by the little time spent on researching.

In 1981, he was offered a position in ABC News where he went to host the Good Morning Show for so many years. This is where his star shone brightly becoming one of the best show hosts. He later moved to Fox News in September 2009 where he worked mainly in Fox Business Network


With decades of doing what John dreamt of doing since he was a kid, awards have been his cup of tea. Up to date, he has five National Press Club awards and nineteen Emmy Awards. This makes him one of the most decorated TV personalities.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Stossel in 2024

John Stossel Net Worth
John Stossel Net Worth

Most of his earnings can be traced to his TV career which has been his biggest earner. His work with ABC News and Fox News earned him well. Besides his TV career, he is also an author and has written several books so far. As of 2024, he has an estimated net worth of $5 million

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His brother Thomas was a Harvard University professor
  • Thomas his only brother died in 2019
  • He is a libertarian and believes in personal freedom

Though he has been a successful TV personality, he has also courted controversy in equal measure. In February when he was having an interview with professional wrestler David Schultz, he claimed wrestling was fake which led to David striking him twice. He later regretted his comments. David on the other hand claimed he struck him under WWE chairman Vince McMahon’s instructions.

In 2007, when working for ABC his story about televangelist Frederick Price where he portrayed him as extravagant after misquoting him from a sermon he had preached about a rich. This ended up with ABC retracting the story and apologizing to Price. Price also accepted an out-of-court settlement from ABC and a public apology.


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