Who Is Wolf Blitzer’s Wife? His Married Life, Family & Net Worth Details

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Published Date: 03 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 03 Feb, 2020

Wolf Blitzer is a familiar name in the CNN, who has been active for more than four decades. On his family side, the veteran anchor is relishing his married life as similar as his career period.

Wolf Blitzer is an American journalist who serves as the lead political anchor on CNN. He currently hosts The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, an afternoon, early evening newscast on the network.

Wolf Blitzer Early Life: Family, Education

Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born on 22 March 1948 in Augsburg, Germany. He is one of the two children of David Blitzer, a home builder, and Cesia Blitzer, a homemaker. His father David, born in 1922 in the Polish town of Oswiecim, was a proud and generous Jew and Zionist, who died in 2002. Blitzer along with his family immigrated to the United States after World War II and he was raised in Buffalo, New York. He has an older sister named Helena Blitzer.

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Wolf Blitzer appears as a host on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN (Picture: Wolf’s Instagram)

Wolf with a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) attended Kenmore West Senior High School. He then received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo at the age of 22. Afterward, he earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1972.

His Married Life, Daughter      

Blitzer has been married to Lynn Greenfield for more than four decades. The couple tied the wedding knot in 1973 and has been together since then. His wife worked as a professional shopper at Saks Fifth Avenue, an American chain of luxury department stores. He is active on Twitter and Instagram but he does not prefer to share photos of his family.

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Wolf Blitzer’s wife Lynn Greenfield (left) and daughter Ilana Blitzer pictured in 2015 (Picture: Ilana’s Instagram)

Wolf and his wife Lynn are the parents of a daughter; Ilana Blitzer, born in 1981. Ilana is a beauty director for two health and wellness magazines: Health magazine and All You magazine. He is a grandfather of Ruben Daniel Snider, a son born from his daughter’s marriage to David Snider.

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How Much Is Wolf Blitzer’s Net Worth?

The 71-year-old has been serving on CNN since 1990. He deserves a remarkable salary for his long experience on the network.

Wolf earns a hefty salary between $2 million and $5 million per year from CNN. He currently enjoys a net worth of an estimated $16 million. He has made a remarkable revenue from his 1989 book “Territory of lies”, earning the distinction of being one of the New York Times’ “Notable Books of the Year.”

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Furthermore, he purchased a lavish house for $710,000 in 1989. The house now values more than $1.34 million as of 2020.

Some Interesting Facts About Wolf Blitzer

  • Wolf’s family were Jewish refugees from Poland who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. His grandparents, two uncles, and two aunts on his father’s side were killed there.
  • His first name, ‘Wolf’, is the same first name as that of his maternal grandfather named Wolf Zylberfuden.
  • He was honored by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust at its annual gala dinner on 5 November 2017.
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