Paul Solman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Apr, 2017
Facts of Paul Solman
Date of Birth: 1944
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Paul Solman
Birth Name Paul Solman
Nick Name Paul
Father Joseph Solman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For N/A
Net Worth N/A
Married Yes
Married to Jan Freeman
Education Brandeis University
Awards Emmy Awards
TV Show PBS NewsHour
Books Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,
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Paul Solman, an American journalist, is a business and economic correspondent for PBS NewsHour since 1985. He is a distinguished fellow involving in the PBS’s occasional art reporting.

Paul Solman is also a professor at Yale University and an author.

Early Life and Education

Paul Solman was born in 1944 in the United States. His father is Joseph Solman who was a painter and co-founder of The Ten art movement. Paul is an American by nationality and particularly a White-American by ethnicity.

Paul is a graduate of Brandeis University earning his Bachelor in Arts in Sociology in 1966. He served as the editor of the university’s newspaper ‘The Justice’. Also, he earned his M.A degree from Harvard Business School.


Paul Solman had already initiated his career as the founding editor of The Real Paper, of the alternative Boston weekly, in 1972 after graduating from Brandeis University. He became a professional in business journalism while he was at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow and served at WGBH-TV as a reporter.

Paul Solman also served for Mother Jones magazine in the late 70s. Since 1985, Paul is serving PBS NewsHour along with Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan. For his efficient work and delivery knowledge, Paul has received eight Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and Loeb Award.

Apart from journalism, Paul Solman is active in academic sector as a lecturer and a professor. He taught at Harvard Business School from 1985-1987. He became a faculty member of International Security Studies Program at Yale University in 2007.

Also, Paul Solman is an author. He has co-authored several books which went more-than-average-sellers including Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield, Discovering Economics with Paul Solman and Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.

Paul has written numerous articles for different publications including Forbes, Journal Economic Education, and Mother Jones Magazine. He is also the founder of the website Making Sense.

Personal Life

Seventy-Three years old Paul Solman is a married man. He has been married to the love of his life, his girlfriend turned wife, Jan Freeman. Jane works as the language columnist for the Boston Globe.

The couple has been married for many years and has led a successful married life with the continuous support and mutual respect.

The couple is blessed with two daughters and has been the loving grandparents to their seven grandchildren.

Paul Solman has not really talked much about his personal affairs. He is a professional man and never did he mix them up. He is more of his work and is an active Twitterati.

Net Worth

Paul Solman is obviously a multi-millionaire as per the collectives of his net worth. Though the exact figure is not disclosed to the public, it is not hard to predict his earnings from the different ventures he is involved in since decades with his expertise and competency.

Paul Solman earns a very handsome amount of salary from the academic field as a lecturer and professor, journalism as well as from the royalties of the books.


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