Who is Dierdre Bolton?

Dierdre Bolton was born on 21 September 1971, in Newton, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a television personality and anchor, best known for being the host of the Fox Business Network show “Risk & Reward”. She’s been active in the financial news and broadcasting industry since the late 2000s.

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The Net Worth of Dierdre Bolton

Dierdre Bolton has a net worth estimated to be over $1.5 million, earned through high valued contracts for her work in Fox Business Network.

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She’s also worked for other high profile financial and business networks during her career, and gained income from a business that she attends to, apart from her regular work.

Early Life and Education

Dierdre grew up in Pennsylvania, and attended Council Rock High School North located in Bucks County. The school has around 2,500 students and it was initially the only high school in the district, but was later separated to north and south due to an ever-increasing student population.

After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Iowa where she took up a degree in English and French literature. The university is the oldest and one of the largest universities in the state, offering over 200 programs. It is the first public university to open as coeducational and is also home to the first coeducational medical school. There are over 33,000 students enrolled annually.

She graduated in 2003, and then furthered her studies, with a master’s degree from New York University.

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The university dates its history back to 1831 and has since expanded to have campuses all over the world, including in Berlin, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Prague, and Tel Aviv. The school is noted for its many distinguished alumni spanning various fields of industry.

Career Beginnings

After completing her studies, Bolton was hired by the bank Societe Generale where she sold European-based equities to portfolio managers in the US. As a part of the job, she had to learn more about the financial industry, and also studied French to make it easier to communicate with management.

She also took a job at CDC North America, doing institutional equity sales. After a few years of working for banks, she wanted to try something new, and her experience helped her gain an opportunity on television.

Her skillset was enough for her to be hired by Bloomberg Television – the US-based network is owned by Bloomberg LP and has programming focused on business and the capital markets. The work had her move to New York City, and at times, she even went to other international headquarters.

As a part of the network, she hosted the show called “Money Moves” which focuses on alternative investments. She also became involved with several morning television programs and interviewed notable names in the financial industry. Some of the people she talked to include investor Wilbur Ross, Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman, and Gary Parr.

Fox Business News and Absence

Dierdre stayed with Bloomberg for five years, then in 2014 she left the network as she was offered better opportunities and higher pay with the Fox Business Network, the financial and business news-dedicated network of Fox.

Over 63% of households have access to the network. She hosted a show called “Risk and Rewards”, which is a reference to the amount of return an investor can potentially gain compared to how much is being risked with his/her investment.

She appears in the network’s daily programming, and serves as a business correspondent. She also hosted a series of specials called “Women & Money”, which aims to give female entrepreneurs the information and tools they need to succeed in the business and financial world.

She’s interviewed high profile individuals as a part of her work, including Carly Drum O’Neill, Carla Harris, and Joan Solotar who is the Senior Managing Director of Blackstone.

In 2016, she took a long absence from the network, and was quietly replaced in her usually programs. She didn’t talk about it for a while, and even FBN declined to make a statement regarding her status which led to rumors that she had left the company, however, this was not the case.

Personal Life

It turned out that in the summer of 2016, she played a game of baseball with her family resulting in a physical injury that kept her from returning to work. While details of the injury have not been specified, it was grave enough that she would not be able to return to work for a long time. As soon as she’d recovered, she was able to return.

Bolton is married but the identity of her husband hasn’t been revealed – they have two children. Aside from the financial world, she also has passions for design, construction, and interior decorating.

Author

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