If someone has become a New York Times’ one of the best-selling authors, that person must have unparalleled writing and reporting skills. Vicky Ward is also one of those talented people who have worked hard and smart, and finally, with years of struggle, she became the New York Times bestselling author. But that is not all. She is much more than a traditional author. She is an incredible investigative reporter as well as a magazine columnist. And, yes, the television commentator, too. The list of his professional abilities seems to be pretty long, indeed.
Don’t believe us? You can read her bestselling books, particularly “The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons” AND “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers”. We are sure you will be amazed. Her brilliant pieces are published on multiple sites proving how brainy she is.
She being a Contributing editor to Vanity Fair has strengthened her potential in investigative reporting. Always working on herself, she made memorable and appreciable documentaries and thousands of valuable shots with and for celebrities including Jean-Marie Messier, Carly Fiorina, Morgan Stanley’s Phil Purcell, Bruce Wasserstein, and Jeffrey Epstein.
A Peek Into Her Life Background
Victoria Penelope Jane Ward, now generally called Vicky Ward was born on 3 July 1969. Her father is Simon Charles Ward, who is a retired London financier. Absolutely a respectable job! And her mother is Myrtle Ward (née East), who has a decent background. She is a graduate of the University of Dublin. Born in Chelmsford, Essex, she had a happy childhood. In her family, she has two sisters (younger) named Antonia Ward and Lucinda Ward. Since 1997, she has lived in NYC.
By zodiac sign, Vicky Ward is a Cancer and is genuinely a Cancer with all the good traits turning her personality into a marvel. Well, with hazel eyes and blonde hair, she has become a glorious woman, too. She has been passionate about doing something big in her life since childhood.
She has proved herself not only in her professional life but also in academics. She attended the Benenden School (1983–1987). She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature. She is a graduate of Trinity Hall, the University of Cambridge during the year 1988–1991.
The net worth of Vicky Ward in 2021
No one has known her exact net worth, but as per certain resources, we can estimate it to be somewhere between $3 Million – $5 Million. After all, Vicky Ward has been working for ages and not only working as a writer but as a highly paid and bestselling NYT author. Her list of milestones that she has achieved in her professional life is awe-inspiring.
How She Made A Successful Career?
Considering the starting point before 1997 when she hadn’t moved to the US, she used to be a columnist and feature writer for “The Independent”. It is one of the most-celebrated British newspapers. Once she moved to NYC, she joined the “New York Post in 1999 as features and news features editor. She continued her job till 2001. As she said she is a multitasker, she did two jobs. Vicky Ward fulfilled the responsibilities of executive editor of Tina Brown at “Talk” from 2000 to 2001.
That year proved pretty beneficial for her growth as she got the job of a contributing editor at “Vanity Fair”. She covered versatile projects and topics, including politics, art, and culture, finance, and society. She worked there from 2001 to 2012. But, when she got a massive opportunity to join the London “Evening Standard” in 2007 as a columnist, she accepted the offer right away. She left the job in 2011.
Fast-forwarding to her latest career accomplishments from 2017 to 2019, she has a professional history with HuffPost and Huffington Post Highline, where she served the job of an editor-at-large. Her best piece is the interviews she has done with Blackwater’s Erik Prince. Vicky Ward is respected as a Senior Reporter at CNN since 2019, where she wrote reports on all the essential topics such as the scrutiny of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale’s business ties and a look at Donald Trump’s ongoing fight to keep his tax returns private.
Some of her many fantastic writings where she chose to write about famous personalities are:
- Hewlett Packard
- Morgan Stanley
- Bruce Wasserstein
- A failed coup in Africa
- Kate Middleton
- Valerie Plame
- Counter-terrorist czar Dick Clarke
- Brooke Astor
- Veronica Hearst
- The Guggenheim
- Phillips de Pury Luxembourg
- The St. Barths
- Jeffrey Epstein
- Washington interns
- The Fairfield Greenwich hedge fund
- Bernie Madoff
Quick Facts About Her Professional life
Vicky Ward made an appearance in Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World, the 2017 documentary film
Her three top-rated books are the New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Casino in 2010, The Liar’s Ball in 2014, and the New York Times bestseller Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. in 2019.
She also worked as an editor-at-large for Town & Country magazine, writing all about culture.
She has been a part of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and her appearance has always made the show high-rated.
She wrote investigative long-form articles for Esquire back in 2016. The most famous pieces are the ones written on Jared Kushner and the Russian-born cyber-terrorism expert Dmitri Alperovitch.
Vicky Ward has also had on-air contracts with CNBC and Bloomberg TV
In 2011, the British National Portrait Gallery showcased her portrait, taken by Jason Bell (photographer) as part of Bell’s series “An Englishman in New York.”
Marital life of Vicky Ward
As far as her married life is concerned, it seems pretty dull as Vicky Ward got unlucky to find the right love. Her ex-husband is Matthew Doull, who she met in the 1990s. At that time, both were working at “The Daily Telegraph”. After a short period of dating, Vicky and Matthew get married on 15 July 1995.
After a decade, they started having marital issues clashing with the professional line, and they get separated. Divorced in 2010, the final reason behind the divorce was that Matthew cheated Vicky with a 23-year-old girl.
They have two lovely sons together that are twins Orlando and Lorcán. They were born in early 2003.