David Dimbleby

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Journalist/Presenter (1938)
Thu Aug 22 2019
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Who is David Dimbleby?

The world of Journalism needs dedicated, passionate, and wise individuals who convince people to give attention in daily updates across the globe. And today we are going to talk about David Dimbleby, the 80-year-old, British journalist who is famous for presenting the BBC's flagship show, Question Time for a staggering 25 years.

Dimbleby who was involved in the coverage of national events has anchored the BBC's coverage of every general election since 1979. He has also presented the United States presidential elections. For your information, journalist Fiona Bruce now hosts the BBC one tv show, Question Time.

David Dimbleby, former presenter of Question Time; Know about his income, net worth, salary, married and wife
Image: David Dimbleby, former presenter of Question Time

David Dimbleby was born on October 28, 1938, in Surrey, England just like female British accomplished journalist, Sophie Raworth. As of 2019, David is 80 years old and his birth sign is Scorpio.

He was born to father Richard Dimbleby and mother Dilys Thomas. His father was the journalist and Second World War correspondent. Also, he has a younger brother, Jonathan, who is also a television current affairs presenter.

David learnt French in Paris and Italian in Perugia. Afterward, he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Christ Church, Oxford and graduated with a third-class honours degree.

David Dimbleby former BBC presenter; Know about his net worth
Image: David Dimbleby former BBC presenter

He joined the BBC as a news reporter in 1960s and was a reporter on the BBC's coverage of the 1964 general election. He served as chairman of the BBC's topical debate program, Question Time from 1994 until 2018. He commentated the funerals of Princess Diana in 1997, and for a fact, the first British newsreader to announce the death of Diana is Martin Stanford.

Additionally, he was the chairman of the Dimbleby Newspaper Group. He became an honorary graduate of the University of Essex in 1005 and is the president of the Institute for Citizenship. Recently in 2019, Dimbleby received the Special Recognition Award for his services to news and current affairs at the National television Awards in London.

Personal Life

Talking about David's personal life, he has been married twice. Also, he has altogether four children including from both of his marriages.

Married Life of David Dimbleby

David first married a cookery writer, Josceline Dimbleby in 1967. David and his first wife shared three children; Liza, Henry, and Kate. Well, Liza is an artist, Henry is a chef and co-founder of the fast food chain called Leon, while, Katie is a Jazz and folk singer.

David Dimbleby with his second and current wife, Belinda Giles; Know about their personal life
Image: David Dimbleby with his second and current wife, Belinda Giles

Sadly, David and Josceline divorced in 1993 after 26 years of marital solidarity. Afterward, Dimbleby married Belinda Giles, granddaughter of  Herbrand Sackville, 9th Earl De La Warr. For your information, Herbrand was the first hereditary peer to join the Labour Party and became a government minister at the age of 23.

David has a son named Fred with his second wife. The Dimbleby family resides in Polegate, east Sussex, England.

Net Worth

So, how much is The Question Time presenter, David Dimbleby's fortune? As per reports, Dimbleby has a net worth of $10 million as of 2019. On June 18, 2018, David announced that he would left the show after 25 years of presenting the Question Time.

Throughout his career, Dimbleby amassed a giant net worth and income. Also, he sold his family business of newspapers, Dimbleby Newspaper Group, for $14,541,480 (£12 million) in 2001.

How much is David Dimbleby's Income?

How much David Dimbleby earned from hosting Question Time? As per sources, Dimbleby reportedly earned $545,634 (£450,000) per year for hosting Question Time.

Do you know Huw Edwards is one of the highest paid reporters at BBC with a salary of $727,590 per year? Also, David share presenting duties with Edwards on the 2015 election poll.

David Dimbleby House

As for property, David owns a $1.81 million (£1.5 million) country mansion in Folkington, East Sussex.

David Dimbleby's House in Polegate; Know about his net worth, income, salary
Image: David Dimbleby's House in Polegate

The supporter of Tranmere Rovers Football Club also owns a second home in Dartmouth, Devon.

David Dimbleby gets a Tattoo at age 75

Dimbleby said in an interview that it is a 'dream come true' for him to have a scorpion tattooed on his right shoulder.

He also said that he decided to have the scorpion because Scorpio is his star sign.

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