Barbara Walters left a journalistic legacy and a fortune.
Broadcast journalism has played a significant role in American culture and history.
As a result, news anchors and television personalities have introduced people to the effects of crime, war, natural disasters, and other significant events.
As news reporting has shifted to include more online services, journalists may become less iconic in the future.
According to a recent Vim Buzz article titled “Who Will Inherit Barbara Walters’ Estate?,” the passing of Barbara Walters in December 2022 meant the death of one giant of journalism.
Walters found fame in her work as a broadcast journalist and television personality.
Throughout her career, she served as the host for the ABC Evening News, the Today show, The View, and 20/20.
She was specifically praised for her interviewing talent.
Throughout her career, she interviewed numerous world leaders and celebrities like Anwar Sadat, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Katharine Hepburn, Menachem Begin, Monica Lewinsky, Sean Connery, and Vladimir Putin.
She spoke with every American first lady and sitting president during her career.
Barbara Walters also interviewed both Donald Trump and Joe Biden prior to their terms as president.
Walters even came out of retirement for a 20/20 special interview with Peter Rogers.
Peter Rodger was the father of Elliot Rodgers of the 2014 Isla Vista shootings.
She had a final on-air interview with Donald Trump in 2015 and appeared publicly for the last time in 2016.
When she announced her retirement in 2014, Barbara Walters was certainly making plans for her future.
She purchased a retreat in Naples, Florida.
When she bought the three-bedroom, four-bathroom condo on the waterfront, Walters paid $3.4 million.
In April 2016, Walters transferred the condo to her daughter, Jacqueline Dena Guber.
Three months later, Guber listed the property for sale with an asking price of $6.78 million.
Between the time of its first listing and when it was eventually sold in September 2018, the property rotated from being on and off the market.
The final selling price was $5.35 million.
The condo was located in the Moraya Bay luxury complex with full security, a state-of-the-art fitness center, concierge service, and a private beach club.
Although Walters did own this property in Florida, her Upper East Side apartment with a view of Central Park was her true home since 1989.
So, in case you are curious, Barbara Walters arranged for her family to inherit her estate.
Reference: Vim Buzz (Jan. 3, 2022) “Who Will Inherit Barbara Walters’ Estate?”