How Much is Frederik Pleitgen's Net worth?Know about his Career and Awards

News by Saburo Published on 05 Jun,2017 Updated on 05 Jun,2017

A native of German, Frederick Pleitgen is a Senior International Correspondent for CNN International based in CNN’s London bureau. Except for that, he is widely famous for serving at German television broadcasters ZDF and RTL; German news channel n-tv before moving to CNN.

The son of Fritz Pleitgen, a former director of West German Broadcasting Corporation, Pleitgen comes from money and has made a lot of it on his own as well. Today we’ll discuss Frederick Pleitgen's net worth and annual salary and how he spends his millions.

How Much is Frederick Pleitgen Net Worth

German based journalist, Frederick Pleitgen’s exact net worth is not disclosed by any genuine sources. Despite being a successful journalist, this mysterious man has managed to keep private life low profile. Given his amazing career and rich family background, we can safely assume Pleitgen's Net Worth is over $10 million.

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According to some reports, CNN Correspondents earn $30,000 yearly, however, since Pleitgen is a renowned international correspondent, his annual salary is just under a million dollars. 


Fourth of July in Lander Wyoming! Happy Birthday America. #july4th #cnn

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 Frederick Pleitgen, he is paid in between $30K to $50K  or more annually by CNN bureau. Frederick is fond of traveling to explore new food and wear expensive designer brands. Pleitgen currently lives in Berlin.

Frederick Pleitgen’s Career Highlights and Awards

Frederick’s broadcasting career began in 2004. As soon as he joined the CNN network, Pleitgen brought an extraordinary German perspective to CNN’s global audience. Before working at CNN, Fred covered from Paris the outcome of Charlie Hebdo shooting. Between 2006 and 2014, Frederick was CNN’s Berlin correspondent, he was delivering observation into the political, cultural and economic influences of this key European power.


Yes, they did like my shirt at Iranian immigration. #cnn #iran #election

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Pleitgen played the great role in CNN’s coverage of the German Bundestag’ Election in both 2009 and 2013. While in 2014, he reported on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, delivering his own family’s experience of the event to appear in the coverage. Fred has broadly reported on the conflict in Syria.

He has traveled to Damascus, Homs, Aleppo and many more places in the war occurring nation. He was the first international journalist to report from Damascus only days after exploding weapons hit rebel-held areas in 2013 nearly setting off U.S. military intervention.

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In 2011, Pleitgen served as a key reporter during the unrest in the Arab world. He was reporting from Egypt as the revolution which eventually collapsed the Mubarak government.  He got an Emmy for iive coverage of the protests in Cairo.

Pleitgen is one of the first journalists to enter the Libyan assaulted city of Misrata.  Some of the remarkable stories that Pleitgen has covered includes the Asian Tsunami in 2004, Cardinal Ratzinger, and now Pope Benedict XVI, the death of Pope John Paul II and subsequent election of the first German pope.


During the Russian concert in Palmyra. #syria #russia #cnn

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Pleitgen garnered his first award in the year 2004 receiving a fellowship for the ‘Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’ in San Fernando Valley/USA. Besides that, Pleitgen was honored with the 2005 “Arthur F. Burns Fellowship” award which he spent at the International Centre for Journalists in Atlanta, Georgia.

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