Born on October 6, 1949, Leslie Moonves is an American media executive who currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of CBS Corporation. He served as s Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. For more information, read the article below.

Leslie Moonves

Before Fame: He attended Bucknell University and studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

Family/ Relationships

Leslie Moonves (Les Moonves) Ethnicity/Religion

Born in New York City, he is the son of Josephine and Herman Moonves. He was born to a Jewish family. He has two brothers and one sister.

Leslie Moonves (Les Moonves) Married/Wife/Children

He was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld from December 17, 1978 to 2004. He has three children with Nancy. He began dating Julie Chen in 2004 and married her on 2004. They had a son on September 24, 2009. They live in Beverly Hills, California. Moonves also resides in New York City and Malibu. For more information, visit his twitter. 

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Personal Information

  • Full Name: Leslie Roy Moonves
  • Nicknames: Leslie Moonves, Les Moonves
  • Birthday: October 6, 1949
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Bucknell University, Valley Stream Central High School
  • Profession:  Media Executive
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Not Available
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Spouse/Wife: Nancy Wiesenfeld (m. 1978; div. 2004) Julie Chen (m. 2004)
  • Children: 4
  • Net Worth: $700 million USD


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.
  • He became Chairman of CBS in February 2016.
  • He was born to a Jewish family.
  • In July of 2018, The New York Times announced that Moonves would be the subject of an investigation by the board of directors of CBS for allegations of “personal misconduct” which involve “recently reported allegations that go back several decades,” according to a statement by the board.
  • He was an actor in his early career.
  • He is a great nephew of Paula Ben-Gurioin, the first Prime Minister of Israel.

Memorable Quotes:

I take great pride in all the tremendous success we’ve enjoyed at CBS. And the good news is that I feel even more enthusiastic about what my terrific team and I will accomplish going forward.