Doris Kearns Goodwin, 78, is an American biographer, historian, former sports journalist and political commentator who has written biographies of several U.S. presidents including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt.
The American author is estimated at around $10 million as of 2020. She is also popular for her work No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II for which she won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Doris Helen Kearns Goodwin was born on 4th January 1943, in New York City, the United States of America, to Helen Witt Miller and Michael Francis Aloysius Kearns. She is American as per her nationality and has mixed ethnic descent.
She grew up in Rockville Centre, New York along with Jene Kearns and went to South Side High School. She enrolled at Colby College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964.
She earned her Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1968 with a thesis titled “Prayer and Reapportionment: An Analysis of the Relationship between the Congress and the Court.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Goodwin is estimated at around $10 million as of February 2020. She amassed her million-dollar fortune from her successful career as a biographer, historian, and former journalist and political commentator.
In the United States of America, the average salary of a biographer is around $51,395 - $68,357 per year, likewise, a journalist earns around $44,477, and a political commentator makes $89,619 annually.
The 78-year-old author owns a 2,242 square foot apartment with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the Ritz North Tower. She purchased the house for $2.56 million in August 2019.
Similarly, she listed her 5-bedroom, 3-full and a partial bathroom house for $1.9 million.
During the late 60s, Kearns worked as a professor at Harvard for a decade during the initial stage of her career. She then began working on the memoir of Lyndon B. Johnson titled as Johnson and the American Dream.
The book was published in 1997 and was a national bestseller. As per Amazon, the book cost around $49.90 for hardcover and $28.99 in paperback.
In 1979, she became the first female journalist to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room. She also consulted on an appeared in Ken Burn’s 1994 documentary Baseball.
She won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II. Similarly, in 1996, she received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
For her book about the American Civil War and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, she won the 2005 Lincoln Prize.
Also Know: Kearns was a member of the board of directors for Northwest Airlines.
In 2014, she won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for The Bully Pulpit. The book was also a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a Christian Science Monitor 15 best nonfiction books.
Likewise, in 2016, she appeared as herself in the fifth episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke alongside Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe.
The American author was married to late American writer Richard N. Goodwin. They exchanged their wedding vows on 14th December 1975 and shared two children named Joe Kearns and Michael Kearns Goodwin.
Doris was the step-mother to her husband’s son, Richard, from his first marriage. The couple were together until his death on 20th May 2018 due to cancer.