What's the Net Worth of Jim Acosta? Find out his annual Salary and Career.

News by Clarence Published on 23 Mar,2017 Updated on 23 Mar,2017

Jim Acosta, Abilio James Acosta, is a CNN senior White House correspondent based in Washinton D.C. 

He is known for covering the Obama administration from the White House and around the world.

Net worth and annual salary of Jim Acosta

Jim Acosta's net worth is estimated to be $2 million. CNN correspondents' salary ranges from $40, 000 a year to several million dollars annually.

Given that Jim Acosta is an important asset to CNN, it is only fair that his salary is most probably in millions.

Jim Acosta


CNN Correspondent, Jim Acosta's Illustrious Career

Acosta started his broadcasting career with WMAL-AM radio in Washington, before making the transition to television. 

Jim served as a substitute anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennesse from 1995 to 1998. In addition to his time at WBIR-TV, Jim has also worked as a reporter for KTVT-TV, the CBS-owned station in Dallas, from 1998 to 2000.

White House Press Secretary, Jim Acosta


Before CBS Newspath, Acosta was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WBBM-TV,the CBS-owned station in Chicago, from 2000 to 2001.

 He was also a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the network's 24-hour news service, from 2001-2003 and was based in Dallas and Chicago during that time.

When President Trump accused media of not covering the terrorism news, Jim Acosta tweeted:

Acosta covered the Pennsylvania miner rescue, the Washington, D.C.area sniper story and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, among other stories. 

Before joining CNN in March 2007, Acosta was a CBS News correspondent since February 2003. Originally based in New York, he later relocated to the CBS bureau in Atlanta. He contributed primarily to the CBS Evening News.

During the 2008 presidential election, Acosta covered the campaigns of  Hillary ClintonJohn McCain, and Barack Obama. 

Soon after that, he frequently contributed as co-anchor on CNN's weekend political program, Ballot Bowl.


Transition in action #inauguration [email protected]

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During his time with CNN, Acosta has covered several breaking news stories, including the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis

. Acosta reported from Havana, Cuba, on the effects of the policy change and the post-Cold War relationship between the U.S and Cuba.


Anti-Trump protests in NYC ?? - @kristenh20

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Jim Acosta covered both of President Barack Obama's inaugurations and contributed to the network's mid-term election coverage. 

Acosta live tweeted the anticipated Trump and Romney dinner. He was called out for it by various media and Trump himself.  There were speculations regarding Trump bringing Mitt Romney in his government, he ended up not doing so, and Acosta's live tweeting/reporting helped find more clues to the story back then. 

Jim Acosta, 45, has served as a substitute anchor for the network across a variety of CNN programs.

Formerly, Jim Acosta was national political correspondent throughout CNN's 'America's Choice 2012' election coverage. Jim frequently covered presidential press conferences, visits by heads of states, and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government. Apart from that, in 2016, Jim covered campaign trail following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.