|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Date of Birth:||March 25, 1934 (89 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Magazine editor, Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, and Author.|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Gloria Steinem’s Net Worth?
Gloria Steinem is an American Activist, Feminist, and Journalist who has a net worth of $20 million. She is renowned for being a trailblazing member of the second wave of American feminism in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
She co-founded Ms. magazine, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Women’s Media Center, among many other important endeavors.
Later in her career, Gloria started speaking at conferences throughout the world and serving as a media spokesman on topics relating to gender and sexual equality.
She has received numerous honors, including the Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the 2012 Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association, induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the Century Award from the New York Women’s Foundation, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Parenting magazine, the United Nations Society of Writers Award, and the Veteran Feminists of America Medal.
On the 25th of March 1934, Gloria Steinem was brought into this world in Toledo, Ohio to a Jewish father Leo, and a Presbyterian mother Ruth.
She is of Polish, German, and Scottish ancestry. Leo ran an antique shop out of the trailer where the family resided and traveled.
Ruth, who had experienced a nervous breakdown, spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals. Steinem’s parents split when she was ten years old, and she then moved in with her mother.
Gloria attended Waite High School in Toledo as a teenager before relocating to Washington, DC, where she eventually graduated from Western High School. Gloria afterward enrolled at Massachusetts’ Smith College.
Gloria started her career in the late 1950s as the director of the CIA-funded Independent Research Service. Soon after, she began her career in journalism, joining Help! magazine as its first employee in 1960.
Later, in 1962, Gloria Steinem published an influential piece on contraception in Esquire. The next year, she worked as a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club and wrote for Show magazine.
She wrote for Cosmopolitan magazine and the mockumentary television program “That Was the Week That Was” throughout the succeeding years.
Rise to Fame
When Gloria started contributing to the newly established New York magazine in the late 1960s, she attained her greatest level of fame.
She wrote the article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” for the journal, which brought her national recognition and made her a key player in the second wave of feminism.
Gloria achieved more fame in 1971 when she co-founded the feminist publication Ms., which sold out all 300,000 of its test copies in just eight days. She was one of the more than 300 women who helped form the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971.
Gloria also co-founded the feminist group the Women’s Action Alliance, which aimed to support feminist activists and advance feminist objectives.
Participation in the Presidential Campaign
Along with her advocacy, Steinem has participated in presidential campaigns dating all the way back to the 1952 race when she backed Adlai Stevenson. She served in a variety of roles for George McGovern’s presidential campaign in 1968, such as a fundraiser, lobbyist, and press secretary. Steinem later supported Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and did so once more when she was selected as the party’s nominee in 2016.
Gloria Steinem has been the topic of numerous books, television shows, and movies due to her groundbreaking life and career.
She has been the subject of biographies such as “Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem” by Carolyn Heilbrun, “Gloria Steinem: Her Passions, Politics, and Mystique” by Sydney Ladensohn Stern, and “Who is Gloria Steinem?” by Sarah Fabiny.
The theatrical drama “Gloria: A Life,” the documentary film “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” and the biographical movie “The Glorias,” in which she is represented by four different actresses of various ages, are also about her.
Gloria has been portrayed in other media, including the FX drama “Mrs. America,” which starred Rose Byrne.
Gloria Steinem dated media mogul Mortimer Zuckerman from the end of the 1980s to the beginning of the 1990s.
She later wed David Bale, a businessman and the husband of actor Christian Bale, in the year 2000. David Bale passed away in late 2003, but the couple remained together.
The memoir “My Life on the Road” by Steinem was published in 2015. Her unlicensed abortion in 1957 was conducted by Dr. John Sharpe, to whom the book is dedicated.
A beautiful brownstone building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is where Steinem has had a residence since 1966. Since the 1960s, she has really resided in the building. In 1966, she first shared a rental there with a roommate.
Since purchasing her most recent apartment in June 2017 for $1.1 million, she now owns the first three floors of the building. In 1996, for $160,000, she purchased her first apartment.
She lived in her two units as a spacious living space before purchasing the third unit. The third apartment might be a workplace, according to speculation.