Michael Wolff, author and journalist, has been on fire recently after his book about Trump was released. Here’s 5 facts you need to know, PLUS his net worth!
Meet Michael Wolff – Author and Journalist
Michael Wolff is a well-known journalist on publications including USA Today, Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ. It wasn’t until January 2018 when Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, was released. Michael Wolff led a pretty simple lifestyle growing up, and it helped tremendously that his mother was a reporter herself for a long time. Wolff initially attended Columbia University in NYC and graduated from Vassar College. While at Columbia University, he worked at The New York Times as a copy boy. It was in the 1970s that his career really started to flourish and he began to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. He produced many columns and pieces for the New York Times Magazine and the New Times Magazine. Over the following six years, he would write over 300 columns. Jumping into the 2000s was easy work for him as he was nominated for the National Magazine Award three times and won twice. He wrote for several more publications during the 2000s era, making his mark in the journalism industry.
5 Facts About Michael Wolff
He’s still booming in the journalism industry
As previously mentioned, Michael Wolff is currently a regular contributor to major publications such as USA Today and Hollywood Reporter. It’s no secret that his tell-all book about Trump, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, was a successful move to advance his career. What many people don’t know is that Michael Wolff also produced a DVD, which can be found and downloaded on Amazon. “Von Marx zu Darwin, Universitat Bremen” is a documentary-style film that follows the students of The University of Bremen and the political decisions made during that time that affected the student body. “Von Marx zu Darwin, Universitat Bremen” is German for, “From Marx to Darwin, University of Bremen”, and is a reference to the political influencers Karl Marx and Charles Darwin.
His “Fire and Fury” book isn’t beloved by all…
While it’s fairly clear that “Fire and Fury” was definitely geared towards the Democratic Party to gloat upon, that leaves much more room for the Republican Party to call out some major BS in the tell-all book. Washington Post, a naturally left-leaning publication, actually posted an article questioning how Wolff’s book could get past a fact-checker, and that it’s not clear that the book was vetted. The article states, “Much of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” is consistent with other reporting. Other parts are up for debate, and a few points in the book are clearly wrong.” The article follows up this argument by stating, “Wolff wrote that communications strategist Hope Hicks was 26 when she joined Trump’s campaign (correct) but also wrote that she was 26 during his transition to the White House (incorrect). He reported in the book that Rupert Murdoch called Trump an “idiot,” then wrote in a Hollywood Reporter column that Murdoch said “moron” — an indication that Wolff misquoted the media baron in one place or the other, even if he captured the sentiment accurately.” So while the book may be adored by Democrats everywhere, it’s definitely been put under fire by the media, pointing out the inconsistencies throughout the tell-all book about the President.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
His net worth is low, but may be sky-rocketing within the year
In comparison to the amazing accomplishments on Wolff’s end, he only has a net worth of $500,000. BUT, according to sales, he may be reaching a whopping $12M+ by the end of 2018. Sources claim that “Fire and Fury” may make Michael Wolff the highest paid author of 2018, which should significantly boost his net worth.
He is the author of seven books
Many people may only know Michael Wolff for “Fire and Fury”, but he has actually produced a total of seven books. The complete list of his books may be viewed below: 1) White Kids. Simon & Schuster. 1979. 2) Where We Stand: Can America Make It in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness?. Bantam Books. 3) Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet. Simon & Schuster. 1998. 4) Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures With the Titans, Poseurs, and Money Guys Who Mastered and Messed Up Big Media. Collins. 2003.
5)The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch. Broadway Books. 2008. 6) Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age. Portfolio. 2015. 7) Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Henry Holt and Company. January 5, 2018.
Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury”
He has won awards for his efforts
Michael Wolff is among some of the most talented journalists, and let’s face it, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re all doing the exact same thing! The complete list of Michael Wolff’s nominations and awards can be found below. Nominations:
National Magazine Award [3x] Notable Awards:
National Magazine Award [2x]
It’s time to give it up for Michael Wolff…
Whether you agree with Wolff’s views or you don’t, it’s evident that the man has done some exceptional work that may or may not advance his career in ways thought impossible for a journalist. “Fire and Fury” unarguably doubled his chances of achieving a high net worth by the end of 2018 and he is receiving endless amounts of publicity through the media. Regardless of anything, we’re all looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings for Michael Wolff.