Who is Jacqueline Dena Guber?
Jacqueline Dena Guber was born on 14 June 1968, in the United States of America. She is best known as the adopted daughter of broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and theater impresario Lee Guber, both of whom have been highly successful in their respective fields.
The Net Worth of Jacqueline Dena Guber
How rich is Jacqueline Dena Guber? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through the success of her parents careers. Her mother has an estimated net worth at $170 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
At a young age, Jacqueline would be riddled with substance abuse problems, which were later chronicled by her mother Barbara in a biography, as well as through television interviews. At the age of 13, she was already sneaking out of the house wearing fishnet stockings and leather miniskirts, to party at the famously notorious New York nightclub Studio 54, which during the 1970s was one of the most popular disco dancing and music locations in the city.
Her constant partying would eventually lead her to be introduced to numerous addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana and methamphetamines. Around this time, she had a feeling that people had given up on her, later crediting that her drug abuse stemmed from this feeling. She tried a variety of drugs, which would help her numb feelings as she mentioned in an interview. Even the adoption proved difficult, as she was constantly isolated from the popularity of her mother which led her to run away from home.
Guber ran around 800 miles from New York to the American southwest, and her mother did not hear from her for over a month. It was only when she was hitch-hiking that a man decided to contact her mother, who would then arrange for her to attend an intervention program located in Idaho. The camp in the mountains helped Guber reflect and realize that she would’ve ended up dead if she was not taken up the program. She stayed for three years, and finished high school there.
Shortly afterwards, her father passed away from cancer. Since she didn’t want to be followed by her mother’s reputation, she took on her father’s last name, and spent a few years in Oregon before eventually deciding to use her experience to help other women. She created the self-discovery program called New Horizons for Young Women, which combined clinical therapy with outdoor living, which would run until 2008. However in 2014, she attracted attention once more when she was arrested for driving under the influence, being heavily intoxicated when the police stopped her in Naples, Florida. She was later released on a $1,000 bail.
Jacqueline’s adoptive mother Barbara Walters is known for hosting numerous programs for ABC News throughout her career, including “The View”, “Today”, and “ABC Evening News” until her retirement. Her popularity started in the 1970s, thanks to writing and producing numerous women’s interest stories, which increased her popularity significantly, and she is considered one of the pioneers of women in broadcasting, actually being ranked as one of the greatest television stars of all time by “TV Guide”.
My exclusive interview on “10 Most Fascinating People of 2013” – Wed 12/18 @ 9:30pm ET on @ABC pic.twitter.com/CZy1Qp84f1
— Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters) December 12, 2013
Her father Lee Guber wass responsible for several Broadway productions before creating numerous entertainment venues located along the East Coast of the US. He became one of the biggest names when it comes to live entertainment, and owned music theatres, music fairs, advertising agencies and wax museums. They brought in numerous star performers to their venues, including Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Maurice Chevalier, Perry Como and Bobby Vinton, and hosted productions of “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Cabaret”, and “Man of La Mancha”.
For her personal life, not many details are known about romances or marriages, but in one police report her name was listed as Jacqueline Danford leading many sources to believe that she is or was married. One of the reasons there is very little information about her today is due to the fact that she has very limited public presence, and isn’t associated with any of the major social media websites. A search of the name Jacqueline Danford leads to many other profiles that are not related to her in any way.