Louis Rukeyser Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Jan 31, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jun 28, 2022
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Louis Rukeyser was a journalist, TV show host, and columnist.
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About Louis Rukeyser

Louis Rukeyser was an American journalist, TV show host, columnist, and economic commentator.

Louis Rukeyser was born on January 30, 1933, in New York City. He died on May 2, 2006, in Greenwich Connecticut.

Louis was most recognized for his work as a presenter of television series. He was a well-known expert financial pundit whose commentary was frequently featured on the PBS programs 'Wall Street' as well as 'Wall Street Week'.

Louis Rukeyser’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Louis Rukeyser’s net worth?

Louis Rukeyser's net worth was estimated at $19 million.

How much did Louis Rukeyser earn per year?

Louis Rukeyser used to earn $1 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Louis Rukeyser?

Louis Rukeyser was 5 ft 6 in (167.6 cm) tall.

How old was Louis Rukeyser?

He was 73 years old at the time of his death.

Childhood And Education

Louis Rukeyser was born on January 30, 1933, in New York City in the US. Louis Richard Rukeyser was his birth name. Merryle Stanley Rukeyser was his father and Berenice Helene Rukeyser was his mother. He lived with two siblings and their names are Merryle S. 'Bud', Jr., Robert J, and William S. Rukeyser. He was of American nationality.

Louis in 1950 joined New Rochelle High School, and then Princeton University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Louis Rukeyser’s partner?

Louis Rukeyser was married to Alexandra Gill, an ex-journalist from Britain. Louis and Alexandra Rukeyser have three children and their names are Stacy Rukeyser, Susan Rukeyser, and Beverley Jane Rukeyser.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Rukeyser was employed by 'The Baltimore Sun' newspaper in the capacity of the political and international reporter. In 1970, he launched the highly successful PBS programs 'Wall Street Week' with Louis Rukeyser. This show assists in making the esoteric functioning of the economy as well as the stock market better known to the public. In 1992, Louis Rukeyser was fired by MPT executives and replaced with Geoffrey Colvin.

What awards did Louis Rukeyser win?

He won the Freedoms Foundation award in 1978. In 2004, he won Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other Interesting Louis Rukeyser Facts And Trivia

  • Louis married Alexandra Rukeyser and they have three children.
  • He also worked for the Baltimore Sun as a news correspondent on political as well as foreign issues.
  • Louis Rukeyser's 'Wall Street Week' featured frequent appearances from prominent figures such as Paul Volcker, Ross Perot, Paul Samuelson, and many more.
  • Both he and his fellow New Yorker Tom Leykis were well-known for their work as TV show hosts.
  • Louis Rukeyser established an investments newsletter in 1992.
  • The TV show host Rukeyser was known for long-term thinking for investors and knowledge of the economy.

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Louis Rukeyser Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Louis Richard Rukeyser

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Place of Birth

New York City


167 cm


Financial Journalist, Economic Commentator, Author


Princeton University

Net Worth



Alexandra Gill


Merryle Rukeyser, Berenice Helene Rukeyser


William S. Rukeyser, Merryle S. 'Bud', Jr.
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Written by Martha Martins

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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