CBS 60 Minutes reporter Bob Simon left $2 million estate.

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    No. that makes sense. Thats what stern should have made to. Thats a good living.
     
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    I guess he liked to live. Unlike our hero marble collector.
     
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    Hey, booze, whores and coke ain't cheap ya know.
     
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    The driver, Abdul Reshad Fedahi, 44, had his license suspended nine times.

     
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    Simon must have placed his cash/stocks in trusts that are not reported.

    He definitely made north of $1M for 20 years on 60 minutes.
     
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    No life insurance policy?
     
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    They spend 100k or so per segment and each show brings 5 million dollars in ad revenue. In an earlier thread about Artie, he claimed that Mandaly Bay paid him150 "g's" for doing stand up several years ago. I don't think Kiss gets paid that much and they bring in a hell of a lot more people than a second rate comic. What I'm trying to say is that if Artie is telling the truth, make up some crappy stories about whores and drugs, go to Vegas and collect marbles.
     
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    Cost in the Big Apple is expensive, its not like living in Iowa. Did he have a seat belt on.