Ben Bradlee Jr. Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Salary, Height

Ben Bradlee Jr net worth

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Ben Bradlee Jr is an American journalist and writer. He was a reporter and editor at The Boston Globe for 25 years, including a period when he supervised the Pulitzer Prize–winning investigation into sexual abuse by priests in the Boston Archdiocese.

Bradlee Jr. is the author of a comprehensive biography of Ted Williams. His book, The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America, about Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and the 2016 United States presidential election was released on October 2, 2018.

Early Life

NameBen Bradlee Jr.
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationJournalist, Author
Age75 years
Ben Bradlee Jr net worth

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee Jr. was born August 7, 1948 (age 75 years) in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. He is the son of Ben Bradlee, Sr (1921–2014), the future editor of The Washington Post, and his first wife Jean Saltonstall (1921–2011). His parents, who both came from Boston Brahmin families, divorced when he was seven.

After spending five years in Paris, from the ages of two to seven while his father worked for Newsweek, Bradlee grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he was given a taste of journalism as a copyboy at The Boston Globe. He graduated from Colby College and then served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1970 to 1972.


Ben Bradlee Jr worked for several years at the Riverside Press-Enterprise in California but then spent most of his career at The Boston Globe, where he was successively State House reporter, investigative reporter, national correspondent, political editor, and metropolitan editor.

Bradlee Jr was promoted in 1993 to Assistant Managing Editor responsible for investigations and projects. In that role, he edited the Globe’s reporting of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s repeated cover-ups of sexual abuse of children by priests, a painstaking investigation that began in 2001 and continued for two years. The paper’s investigation was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

In the 2015 film Spotlight, which dramatizes that investigation, Bradlee is portrayed by John Slattery. Bradlee made a cameo appearance as a journalist with a notepad during and after the scene depicting Archbishop Bernard Law’s response on television to the 9/11 attacks.

Ben Bradlee Jr. left the Globe in 2004 to work on a biography of Boston Red Sox icon Ted Williams, which ultimately took ten years of in-depth research to finish. The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams was released in 2013.

It received favorable reviews, highlighting the author’s research into Williams’ concealed Mexican–American identity and troubled family relationships (which culminated in the disputed cryonic preservation of Williams’ head and torso). The book, which was a New York Times best-seller, has been optioned for a TV miniseries.

Ben Bradlee Jr’s first book The Ambush Murders, an account of the brutal killings of two California policemen, was the basis for a television movie that aired on CBS in 1982. A later book on Oliver North and the Iran–Contra affair was made into a miniseries by CBS in 1989.

In 2016, Bradlee was appointed by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential journalists in the United States. He stands at an appealing height of 1.78m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.


Ben Bradlee Jr is currently married to Cynthia Hickman, they had their marriage ceremony in 2018. Previously, he married his first wife broadcast journalist Martha Raddatz, and later married Janice Saragoni for 25 years, ending in 2015. As of October 2023, Ben Bradlee Jr has three children.

Ben Bradlee Jr.’s net worth

How much is Ben Bradlee Jr worth? Ben Bradlee Jr.’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a journalist and author. Ben Bradlee Jr’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $355,000 dollars annually.