American Author And Health Advocate Deirdre Imus, Wife Of Don Imus-How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Deirdre Imus is an American author and health advocate best-known for founding Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer.
She is also a radio personality and an author famous for books like Green This! Greening Your Cleaning and Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care.
Imus was married to the late Don Imus, a radio personality, author, and tv host.
The couple tied the knot in 1994, and they were together until Don's death in 2019. They had two children; sons together.
Where is Deirdre Imus today? How much is her net worth? Does she have a boyfriend? We have all the details of her personal and professional life here.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Deirdre Imus?
According to the sources, Deirdre is worth $40 million. Most of her income comes from Imus' family business. In addition to that, she is also a health advocate and a writer.
Her husband, at the time of his death, had a net worth of $75 million. Don Imus was born to a wealthy family who owned a 35,000-acre ranch in Arizona called The Willows.
He was an American radio personality, television show host, and recording artist best known for hosting Imus in the Morning until 2018.
As per the Celebrity Net Worth, Don earned an annual salary of $50,000 ($330,000 today) while working at KXOA in Cleveland in 1970.
The pay was almost doubled within a year, up to $100,000 per year ($660,000 per year in today's dollars) when he started a morning show at WNBC.
Don was also a comedian and used to charge up to $10k for a single show.
In 1981, he signed a five-year contract with WNBC that paid $500,000 (1.4 million today) per year. During his retirement year in 2018, his salary was around $20 million.
As for his real estate, Don Imus owned a four-acre oceanfront home in Westport, Connecticut, in 1997 for $4.6 million, which he sold in 2013 for $14.4 million.
The comedian also bought a 160-acre ranch with a mansion in Brenham, Texas. He sold his Manhattan penthouse for $11 million in 2016.
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Age And Family
Deirdre Imus was born on August 4, 1964, and is currently 57. She was born and raised in a small town. However, her exact birthplace is revealed.
She is very private and not much related to her family, and early life is available to the world.
Personal Life: Boyfriend And Sons
Deirdre was married to the late American radio and television personality, Don Imus.
They tied the knot in 1994 and used to appear together on the latter's program Imus in the Morning.
The duo had two kids-a biological son Fredric Wyatt and adopted another son Zachary Don.
Prior, Don was married to Harriet Showalter, with whom he shared two children, Ashley and Elizabeth. He also adopted kids from Showalter's first marriage.
On the other hand, there are no details on Deirdre's present relationship. Though few online sources have claimed that she is seeing someone-there are no accurate information.
She seems to be quite busy with her work life.
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Don Imus: Cause Of Death
Imus was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer in 2009, and despite being advised to have radiation treatments, he chose the disease holistically method.
On December 24, 2019, he was hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in College Station, Texas.
Sadly, three days later, he died of complications from lung disease at the age of 79.
His wife and children survived Don. Rest in Peace.
Deirdre Imus-Founder of Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology
Deirdre Imus was born Deidre Coleman in August 1964 in Waterbury, Connecticut, in a Roman Catholic household. She is currently 58-year-old.
The Villanova University graduate Imus is a founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center.
The organization is a part of Hackensack University Medical Center, which focuses on encouraging healthy green living.
The Health center's main motive is to create an environment-friendly world for the betterment of the future generation.
They share tips on living a green life and keeping your environment healthy. From the food you eat to the car you drive, it provides you tips and methods for a healthier lifestyle.
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Co-founder Of The Imus Cattle Ranch For Kids With Cancer
Deirdre and her husband Don founded Imus Ranch in 1999 for children with cancer.
However, as per the article published by Wall Street Journal reporter in March 2005, the Ranch was accused of accounting irregularities and tax deduction.
Reportedly, Imus' used the property for their personal use.
The Ranch was also criticized for its high cost. They spent more than $2.5 million on 90 children who stayed at the Ranch, which comes to $28,000 per child.
Later, in 2014 the property was kept on sale for $32 million but failed to sell.
In 2017, after many failed attempts, Ranch was put up for an auction, and finally, in 2018, broadcaster Patrick Gottsch bought it for $12.5 million.
Deirdre Imus- New York Times multiple Best-Selling Author
Deirdre is also a celebrated New York Times Best-Selling author. Her first book Green This!, was a guidebook to clean homes with environmentally friendly methods. The book became a New-York best seller.
Her second book was Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care. As the name suggests, the book was a parent-friendly guide to raising a healthy child.
The third volume of Green This! was titled The Essential Green You: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life.
Imus' fourth book is Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys-a collection of healthy vegan recipes.
Awards And Accolades
The health activist, author, and radio personality Imus has received numerous high honors and awards.
She received Rachel Carson Award for Women in Conservation, National Autism Association's BELIEVE award, and Canary Award.
Similarly, in 2007 Spectrum Magazine named Deirdre Person of the Year and the following year, USO named her Woman of the Year. She was also Glamour Magazine's Eco Heroes in 2009.
Deirdre serves on the boards of many children's health organizations, such as Generation Rescue. SKIP of New York, National Autism Association, and Boriken Neighborhood Health Center.