You worked for CBS since the Vietnam war and that's all the money your worth. 60 Minutes has been a top ten or close to top ten show for years. They book around $115 million in ad revenues a year and spend anywhere from $100K-$200K a story. They do about 100 stories in 31 episodes a year. You have to figure a senior correspondent like Bob Simon had to be earning $1 million a year. Working stiffs who earn less than $100k a year can save $2 million dollars over a lifetime. I guess he spent most of he what he made. He left a $1 million dollar house in East Hampton and $1 million in stocks, bonds and cash. There has to be more. He probably had a sizable pension from CBS. CBS producer Bob Hewitt who has passed away in a New York Times article from 1987 said Andy Rooney was getting paid $7700 a week. I like how they call it a fortune. 2 million in the Hampton's is like having $50 bucks. Veteran “60 Minutes” journalist Bob Simon left his $2 million fortune to his wife of 49 years, according to the correspondent’s will filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Wednesday. Simon, who died in a car crash earlier this month at 73, met his spouse, Francoise Anne-Marie Simon, while studying in France after college. If Francoise dies, the money will go to Simon’s only child, daughter Tanya Simon, who is a producer for CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Simon owned a $1 million home in East Hampton and $1 million in cash and stocks and bonds, according to court papers. The filing also reveals that Simon’s funeral at the Frank E. Campbell Chapel on the Upper East Side cost $38,000, which will be billed to the estate. Francoise is asking a Surrogate’s Court judge to formally appoint her executor of the estate so she can oversee her late husband’s assets, which are parked in “a volatile [stock] market.” “Assets must be marshaled and safeguarded,” the petition says. Simon’s limo driver was ferrying the heralded newsman to a seminar Feb. 11 when he crashed the car on the West Side Highway. The driver, Abdul Reshad Fedahi, 44, had his license suspended nine times.