Updated: 12/10/2017 11:42 AM | First Published: 07/28/2016 10:27 AM

How much does Leslie Moonves earn as the CEO of CBS? Find out his net worth & salary

Leslie Moonves giving a slight smile. He is dressed up in his casual wear with a black shirt and blue jacket.


Leslie Moonves has a net worth of $700 million. Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, own a multi-million worth house down in Beverly Hills, California. 

Leslie Moonves' early life and career

Moonves is a graduate of Valley Stream Central High School. Following his graduation, he got enrolled at Bucknell University and graduated in 1971. 

Leslie Moonves delivering the commencement speech at his University, Bucknell University. He is wearing the graduation rope.

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Leslie is considered to be one of the most successful businesspersons of America. However, business was not always what he wanted to do. In his earlier days, he was interested to pursue a career in acting, as a part of which, he played roles in several TV series. Later, Moonves had second thoughts so he began managing several businesses.

Leslie Moonves salary & net worth 2017

Leslie had initially garnered working experience in business as an in charge of pay/cable programming at 20th Century Fox Television. 

Leslie Moonves is using his hand's gesture on explaining his views in a business event. He is dressed all formal with black shirt and coat.

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In the year 1985, he became associated with Lorimar Television where he worked as an executive in charge of movies and mini TV series. He was named the President of the television and film production industry just after five years of his service.

In 1993, he began a new journey as the CEO and President of Warner Bros. TV. Likewise, in July 1995, Leslie was elected as the President of CBS Corporation. Eight years later, he got advanced to the position of Chairman and CEO. He is holds the position of CEO at the network.

Leslie Moonves's unique leadership techniques have helped him rise as a prominent business executive. His long journey in the business world has made him the second highest paid director with an annual salary of $70 million.

Name Leslie Moonves
Net Worth (USD) $ 700,000,000 - Seven Hundred Million US Dollars