Andrew Ross Sorkin Has Many Talents and a Hefty Salary

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a business and finance journalist known for DealBook and Squawk Box. What is his salary?

Kathryn Underwood - Author

Mar. 10 2021, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

Andrew Ross Sorkin
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You may know of Andrew Ross Sorkin if you regularly read The New York Times or tune in to CNBC’s Squawk Box. Airing from 6:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. ET each weekday, Squawk Box discusses business, politics, and Wall Street news before the stock market opens.  

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Cornell University graduate Sorkin co-hosts the morning talk show alongside Joe Kernen and Becky Quick. CNBC claims that “the show brings Wall Street to Main Street” for professional and casual investors alike.  

Andrew Ross Sorkin’s books and financial column

Sorkin is a financial columnist at The New York Times and founded DealBook at age 24 in 2001. It’s an online financial report published daily by the Times. At the Times, Sorkin is also the assistant editor of business and finance news, which gives him some power to guide the topics that the paper covers. 

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Recent column titles credited to Sorkin include DealBook newsletters “Bitcoin’s Climate Problem” and “Who’s Afraid of Inflation?"

In 2009, Sorkin authored the best-selling book Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves. In the book, he offers a behind-the-scenes account of the 2008 financial crisis.  

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Andrew Ross Sorkin's awards

Sorkin’s book Too Big To Fail received many accolades:

  • 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book
  • Over six months on the Times bestseller list
  • Adapted into an HBO movie in 2011, co-produced by Sorkin
  • 11 Emmy award nominations for the movie

Sorkin received another Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for his coverage of IBM selling its PC business to Lenovo.  

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Sorkin's other awards:

  • Finalist in commentary category for his DealBook column
  • 2005 and 2006: Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news
  • 2007: named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
  • 2020: named a Business News Visionary by his peers 
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The chair and editor-in-chief of the Business News Visionary Awards, Dean Rotbart, called Sorkin “the rare superstar business journalist who has done it all, successfully, and likely hasn't even come close to reaching his career zenith.” 

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Andrew Ross Sorkin’s estimated net worth estimates Sorkin’s net worth at about $10 million. That figure comes from his work at the Times, his co-host role on Squawk Box, and his book royalties.  

In addition to Sorkin's work in traditional print and television journalism, he co-created the drama Billions, which airs on the Showtime network and has released five seasons so far.  

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When discussing his approach to financial journalism, Sorkin said in an interview for the Business News Visionary Awards, “I've always seen it through the prism of people. What makes you tick and what is motivating you, and what are the incentives that make you do what you do?” 

Andrew Ross Sorkin’s wife and family

Sorkin has been married since 2007 to Pilar Queen Sorkin. He tweeted, “My kids are more excited about this interview than anyone we’ve ever had on before,” referencing Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki and the Roblox IPO. 


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