Jane Mayer

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Journalist (1955)
Thu Dec 12 2019
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Jane Mayer is a famous investigative journalist also known as the staff writer for The New Yorker. Mayer became widely popular after she investigated the history of the right-wing billionaire network centered on the Koch brother and published a book titled Dark Money

Jane Mayer was born in 1955 in New York, United States of America. Born to her American parents William Mayer, and Meredith Nevins Mayer, she is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Jane Mayer's Marital Life

The famous writer and journalist is a married woman. In 1992, Jane Mayer exchanged her wedding vows with William B. Hamilton. Concerning her husband, William is an American author.

Jane Mayer with former senator Al Franken
Image: Jane Mayer with Al Franken
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It's been more than two decades, Jane and her spouse are together. The pair shares a child from their weddings, a daughter named Katherine Hamilton. Since their marriage, Jane and her partner are living happily.

Net Worth

As one of the most recognized journalists, author, and television personality, Jane Mayer has managed to sum up a massive fortune from her career. According to some sources, the average salary of a journalist is $43,780. Hence, we can assume the yearly wage of Jane Mayer. 

Mayer has also earned huge money as an author. Her famous book titled Dark Money has a price tag of $37.99 for Kindle and $12.99 for a paperback, which are available on amazon. Mayer's other book titled The Dark Side costs $14.23 for hardcover and $11.77 for the paperback.

Multi-talented author and journalist, Jane's total net worth is estimated to be $1 million, as of 2019, this is pretty similar to another famous author Rana Foroohar with a whole wealth of $1 million.

Journalism Career

The author of Dark Money started her career when she joined Vermont writing for two small weekly papers titled The Black River Tribune and The Weathersfield Weekly.

Later, she also served as a metropolitan reporter for the now-defunct Washington Star, just like Nydia Han, who is a well-known news reporter. Mayer, moreover, worked as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent at the Journal. 

Publications: The Dark Side & Dark Money

The famous investigative journalist is also popular for her books and novels. At the time of her journalism career, she also published various publications such as Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, and more.

In 2008, she wrote a book titled The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. The book shows the possible war crimes liability of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques and legal justifications.

Double Day published Jane's fourth book titled Dark Money in 2016, which became very popular in a short time. The book is about ''absolute necessary reading for anyone who wants to make sense of our politics.''

Jane Mayer while having conflict with the Koch Brothers
Photo: Mayer and the Koch brothers
Source: YouTube

During an interview about her book, Mayer disclosed that Howard Safir led six investigators who were hired by the Koch Brothers to damage her reputation accusing plagiarism on her writing. 

The Dark Money, however, received the 2017 Helen Bernstein Award, The Los Angeles Times Book, and more to mention.

From Journalist to television personality

The famous author and journalist are also known for her appearance in television shows. Her first guest appearance was on the Charlie Rose Show, followed by the Late Show with David Letterman.

Picture: Mayer while giving an interview
Source: PBS

On 26th January 2009, Jane made her appearance at Yale Law School for an interview. Linda Greenhouse and Emily Bazelon interviewed her.

 

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