Les Moonves Faces Accuses of Sexual Misconduct; Explore Les Moonves Marriage Life, Net Worth, and Wiki-Bio
Quick Facts of
- Born NameLeslie Roy Moonves
- Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, USA.
- Zodiac SignLibra
- ProfessionChairman of the Board, President, and CEO of CBS Corporation Director at ZeniMax Media
- WifeJulie Chen
- Net Worth$700 million
For more than twenty years, Les Moonves has been one of the most influential media executives in the United States of America. As the chairman and C.E.O. of CBS Corporation, he manages shows ranging from 60 Minutes to The Big Bang Theory.
CBS chairman-CEO, Les, was accused of sexual misconduct by six women on 27th July 2018. The six includes actress Illeana Douglas, who states that Les had her fired from a comedy pilot after she refused his forceful advances. The accusations were published in the New Yorker on Friday, 27th of July 2018 by investigative reporter, Ronan Farrow.
Four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings. They said it was a practice routine. Two of the women told that Les physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All the women said that Les became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances and then their jobs suffered as a result.
But what about Les Moonves married life? Is Les Moonves wife still together with him or has already separated? More importantly, who is Les Moonves wife? Let’s know the facts along with Les Moonves wiki, bio, wife, children, net worth, age, height, parents, and family.
Les Moonves Married, Wife, and Children
Talking about the Les Moonves married life, he has been married twice. He was first married to Nancy Wiesenfield on 17th December 1978 with whom he shares three children. After 25 years of their marriage, Les’ wife, Nancy filed for divorce in L.A. Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple was already loving apart.
Although the divorce of the couple hadn’t finalized, Les began dating CBS’ The Early Show reporter, Julie Chen. He had the court to grant an early divorce on 10th December 2004. Tired of waiting, 13 days later, Les Moonves married Julie Chen in Mexico.
After five years of their marriage, Julie gave birth to a son on 24th September 2009. Currently, they live together in Beverly Hills, California in a house he bought from Andy Heyward.
Les Moonves Wiki-Bio: Age, Parents, Family, Ethnicity
The president as well as CEO of the CBS Corporation, Les Moonves was born in the year 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. His birthday falls on 6th October, which makes his age 68. He belongs to white ethnicity.
Les was raised by his parents, Josephine and Herman Moonves. He grew up with two brothers and one sister named Melissa Moonves Colon in Valley Stream, New York. He attended Valley Stream Central High School and graduated from Bucknell University in the year 1971.
After his graduation, Les moved to Manhattan to pursue a career as an actor, but after he played a few forgettable TV roles, he decided to continue the business side of television instead.
Lee Moonves Net worth
Les had an upper management experience early in his business career and was in charge of the first-run syndication and pay/cable programming at the 20th Century Fox Television. He was even a vice president of movies and miniseries at Fox Television.
Les joined Lorimar Television in the year 1985 as an executive in charge of its movies and mini-series. Later on, after three years, he became a head of the creative affairs. Moreover, Les became a president at Lorimar. In July 1993, he became the president and CEO of Warner Bros, Television, when Warner Bros. and Lorimar Television combined their operations. In this phase of his career, Les green-lighted the hit shows Friends and ER, among many others.
Les joined CBS in July 1995 as a president of CBS Entertainment. He was the president and chief executive officer at CBS Television from the year 1998 to 2003. Later, ironman and CEO of CBS in the year 2003. Les helped to make the deal that brought together CBS-owned UPN with The WB to form the CW Network in January 2006. In 2013, Les was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and also became chairman of CBS in February 2016.
Les Moonves was considered the second most highly paid director for 2012 and 2013: he received $58.8 million and $65.4 million. According to the Forbes, Les is recently ranked as the 15th richest powerbroker in Hollywood as he has a drolling net worth of $800 million.
Talking about his properties, he bought Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s mansion in Malibu for $28.8 million.