Anti-crime activist and host of the long-running television show, America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh is synonymous with hunting bad guys.
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Born on December 26, 1945, he spent most of his childhood in a supportive Catholic home in New York. Walsh attended the University at Buffalo, and after the graduation, he moved to South Florida with his newlywed wife, Revé Drew, in 1971.
In 1981, he was still working at Paradise Island Hotel and Casino in The Bahamas and in Hollywood, Florida, when his first son, Adam was abducted from Sears. Sixteen days after Adam was abducted, his severed head was found in a drainage canal 190 km away from home, and other remaining parts of his body was never found. Following the tragic event, he and his wife founded 'Adam Walsh Child Resource Center,’ a nonprofit organization dedicated to legislative reform in different locations around the U.S. In 1982, Walsh along with his wife’s efforts led to the formation of Missing Children Act and Missing Children's Assistance Act in 1984. Later in 1988, Walsh launched America’s Most Wanted after securing a deal with Fox network.
Walsh has been widely recognized for his contribution, and tireless crusade to save children and three presidents have honored him for his efforts. For his contribution to the society, he was awarded U.S. Marshal's Man Of The Year. Two years later he was again awarded the same honor from the FBI, which is the Bureau's highest civilian award. He started hosting The Hunt with John Walsh on CNN since July 13, 2014. A new show, In Pursuit with John Walsh, is set to premiere in the first quarter of 2019, in Investigation Discovery. As of 2018, John Walsh has an estimated net worth of $20 million.