Walter Isaacson Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Leonardo Da Vinci, Books, and Net Worth

Walter Isaacson Bio | Wiki

Walter Isaacson is an American author, journalist, and professor. He serves as the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan policy studies organization in Washington, D.C., the chair and CEO of CNN, and the editor of Time.

Isaacson also serves as a professor at Tulane University and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a New York City-based financial services firm. In addition, he is a host of the show “Amanpour and Company” on PBS and CNN. Isaacson also works as a contributor to CNBC, and host of the podcast “Trailblazers, from Dell Technologies.”

Walter Isaacson Age

Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He is 70 years old.

Walter Isaacson Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.72 m).

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Walter Isaacson Family

He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, by his parents Betty “Betsy” Lee and Irwin Isaacson. Isaacson’s father served as a humanist engineer with a reverence for science while his mother was a real estate broker. He holds an American nationality.

Walter Isaacson Wife

Issacson is married to his lovely wife Cathy Isaacson. The couple held their wedding in 1984. Together, they are blessed with a daughter named Betsy Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson Education

He attended New Orleans’ Isidore Newman School. Later, Isaacson enrolled at Harvard University, where he majored in History and Literature and graduated in 1974. While there, he served as the president of the Signet Society.

Subsequently, he attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar at Pembroke College majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and graduating with First-Class Honours.

Walter Isaacson Books

In addition to his career, Iscccson is also an author and co-author of several books:

The Code Breaker (2021)
Leonardo da Vinci (2017), The Innovators (2014)
Steve Jobs (2011)
American Sketches (2009)
Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007)
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003)
Kissinger: A Biography (1992)
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986)

Leonardo Da Vinci By Walter Isaacson

Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci became published on October 17, 2017, and received positive reviews from critics. In August 2017, Paramount Pictures earned a bidding war against Universal Pictures for the rights to adapt Isaacson’s biography of da Vinci.

They bought the rights under its deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, which said that it planned to produce the film with DiCaprio as the star. Screenwriter John Logan is set to write the script.

The Code Breaker Walter Isaacson

Isaacson’s book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race became published by Simon & Schuster in March 2021. It is a biography of the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Jennifer Doudna for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing.

The book became number one on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list for the week ending March 13, 2021. It was called a “gripping account of a great scientific advancement and of the dedicated scientists who realized it” by Publishers Weekly.

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs, Isaacson’s authorized biography of Apple Inc.’s Jobs, was published by Simon & Schuster on October 24, 2011, only several weeks after Jobs’ death. The book became an international best-seller, breaking all records for sales of a biography.

Moreover, it was based on over forty interviews with Jobs over a two-year period up until his death. It also consisted of conversations with friends, family members, and business rivals of the entrepreneur.

Walter Isaacson Net Worth

He earns his wealth through his career. Therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Isaacson’s estimated net worth is $20 million.

What Does Walter Isaacson Teach At Tulane

Isaacson is a Professor of American History and Values at Tulane University.

What Is Walter Isaacson Writing

Isaacson is the author of several biographies. In August 2021, Elon Musk, a businessman announced that Isaacson was in the process of writing his biography.

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