Who Inherits TV Broadcaster Barbara Walters’ Estate?

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Walters’s estate will be inherited by her family.

Famed American broadcast journalist and television personality Barbara Walters, passed away this past December. Walters rose to fame in the 1970s because of her interviewing skills and popularity with viewers.

She hosted a number of television shows, including Today, the ABC Evening News, 20/20 and The View.

She spoke with many US presidents and their wives during her tenure, including Richard and Pat Nixon and Barack and Michelle Obama. She also spoke with Joe Biden and Donald Trump, but not during their presidency.

Walters made a special appearance on a 2023 ABC program titled “Our Barbara,” and her final public appearance was in 2016. Her final on-air interview was with Donald Trump for ABC News in December 2015.

According to Vim Buzz‘s recent article “Who Will Inherit Barbara Walters’ Estate?,” Barbara Walters’ estate will be inherited by her family. Her assets include a three-bedroom, four-bath waterfront condo in Naples, Florida that was purchased for $3.4 million in 2014. Shortly after, she placed back it on the market when her dementia diagnosis took a turn for the worse. In 2016, she transferred the unit to her daughter, Jaqueline Dena Guber, who listed it for $6.78 million and sold it for $5.35 million in September 2018. The complex, called Moraya Bay, offers luxury amenities such as a concierge service, a private beach club, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and full security.

Walters also owned an Upper East Side apartment in New York City overlooking Central Park, where she lived since 1989.

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Reference:  Vim Buzz (Jan. 3, 2022) “Who Will Inherit Barbara Walters’ Estate?”