Michael Wolff – Net Worth, Girlfriend (Victoria Floethe), Biography

Michael Wolff is an American columnist, journalist, essayist, and author who released the controversial book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” in 2018.

Wolff is also a regular contributor to GQ UK, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today.

Paul Farhi, a writer for Washington Post, said that Wolff:

“has a penchant for stirring up an argument and pushing the facts as far as they’ll go.”

Biography

He was born on August 27, 1953, in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.

Wolff is the son of Marguerite (Vanderwerf) “Van” Wolff (a reporter for Paterson Evening News) and Lewis Allen Wolff (an advertising professional).

While attending college, Michael worked as a copy boy for The New York Times.

In 1991, he launched Michael Wolff & Company, Inc., a company that specialized in book packaging.

In August 1998, Michael was recruited to write a weekly column by New York magazine. 

In 2005, he joined Vanity Fair as its media columnist.

In 2008, Michael wrote a biography of Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-born American media mogul who formed a close alliance with prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

By 1953, Murdoch was managing News Limited, which he inherited from his father. On July 1, 2015, he left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox.

In 2010, Wolff became editor of the advertising trade publication Adweek.

In the same year, Wolff received the Mirror Award in the category Best Commentary: Traditional Media for his work in Vanity Fair.

In 2011, Wolff was appointed at the helm of Adweek magazine. About one year later, Michael left that position.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

In January 2018, he released his book titled – ”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” The book highlights descriptions of derogatory comments about the Trump family by Steve Bannon (former White House Chief Strategist), chaotic interactions among senior White House staff, and US President Donald Trump’s behavior.

Michael Wolff Net Worth
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The book became a New York Times number one bestseller. After the release, Donald Trump attacked Wolff labeling him a “fraud,” and the book, calling it:

“a complete work of fiction” and “a disgrace.”

Siege: Trump under Fire

His latest book, called – ”Siege: Trump Under Fire,” was released on June 4, 2019.

Many critics and reporters have expressed skepticism about its key claims.

The White House has downplayed Michael’s access to the White House and criticized the content of ”Siege: Trump Under Fire.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, told Fox News:

“This is a guy who made up a lot of stories to try to sell books.” 

After published excerpts of alleged quotes and shocking details from White House aides, the book became the top-selling book on Amazon.

Hogan Gidley, an American Republican political aide, said about the book:

“This latest book is just another attempt by Wolff to line his own pockets by pushing lies and pure fantasy aimed at attacking the President.”

Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister, has described an allegation about him in ”Siege: Trump Under Fire” as “a complete fabrication” and “absurd.”

Donald Trump wrote on his Twitter account:

”Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.”

Trump later added:

”He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.”

In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Wolff said Mr. Donald Trump’s staff regard the president as they would an infant. Michael said:

“I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common. They all say he is like a child.”

In a different interview, he explained:

“Everything in this book is something that I concluded is accurate and true.”

During an interview for the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” Wolff declared:

“Even if I was wrong, I’m not going to admit it to you.”

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Wife

Michael Wolff married Alison Anthoine, a co-founder of Quantum Media. In 2009, they began divorce proceedings. It is unclear if the two are still married.

Girlfriend

In the same year, Woll started to date freelance writer Victoria Floethe, a former intern at Vanity Fair.

Michael Wolff and his girlfriend Victoria Floethe
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Children

Wolff and Alison have three children.

Books

His released books are:

  • Siege: Trump Under Fire (2019);
  • Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (2018);
  • Television Is The New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age (2015);
  • The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch (2008);
  • Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures With the Titans, Poseurs, and Money Guys Who Mastered and Messed Up (2003);
  • Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet (1998);
  • Where We Stand: Can America Make It in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? (1992);
  • White Kids (1979).

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Quotes

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“Casualness is the enemy of pretense.”

”I think he’s {Steve Bannon} incredibly insightful. I think he’s the one person of all of the people I’ve spoken to about this who really gets Donald Trump.”

“Once a day, I cast my eyes heavenward and say, ‘Thank you for Donald Trump.’”

“Trump lived, like Hulk Hogan, as a real-life fictional character.”

”He {Donald Trump} bears no resemblance to anything else that people who write about politics and think about politics are familiar with.”

“George W. Bush, on the dais, supplied what seemed likely to become the historic footnote to the Trump address: “That’s some weird shit.”

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Michael Wolff – Net Worth

Wolff earned most of his wealth from selling his eight books. Michael became well-known for writing about the lives of the rich and powerful, frequently writing with bombastic and colorful language.

He is also a regular columnist for the Guardian, New York Magazine, British GQ, Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, and USA Today. His book – Fire and Fury sold over 1.8 million copies.

Therefore, American journalist Michael Wolff has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

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References

https://www.spin.com/2019/05/michael-wolff-siege-trump-crazy-hannity/
https://news.yahoo.comtrump-book-a-testy-michael-wolff
https://qz.com/michael-wolff-says-everyone-at-the-white-house-calls-mike

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