Anne Robinson Net Worth [2021 Update]

Anne Robinson, a British broadcaster and journalist, has an estimated Net Worth of $45 million in 2021.

The news telecaster and correspondent Anne Robinson was born on September 26th, 1944, in Crosby, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Her mother, Anne Josephine, was a drunkard who was a horticultural financial specialist from Northern Ireland, where she used to work as a street vendor manager.

While leaving school, Robinson picked Journalism over the theatre training.

Initially, Robinson worked in a  news office later moved to London in 1967, becoming the first young female trainee in the Daily Mail.

Young Anne Robinson
Young Anne Robinson

Robinson got a permanent job after learning the specifics of Brian Epstein’s death from a family friend of the Liverpool solicitor managing the paperwork and offered him a ride to Euston train station when he couldn’t locate an available cab.

She became uneasy at that newspaper after marrying her news editor, Charlie Wilson.

Robinson was forced to quit the organization as a result of the marriage and joined The Sunday Times.

Her second husband was also a journalist John Penrose. They got married in 1980 and split in 2007 after 27 years of marriage citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Anne was the first woman to edit a national newspaper on a regular basis. She also hosted the TV consumer show Watchdog from 1993 to 2001.

In addition, she also served as the host of the BBC game show “The Weakest Link” from 2000 to 2012, thus gaining more popularity and earning herself a nickname as “Mean Queen.”

She had some past experience as a journalist before appearing on television.

Quick Facts

Full  Name Anne Josephine Robinson
Pseudonym Wednesday Witch
School / University Farnborough Hill
Profession Journalist, TV presenter
Famous for Hosting game show on TV
TV Shows The Weakest Link, Countdown, Watchdog
Estimated Net Worth $ 45 million
Age 79 years
Date of Birth September 26, 1944
Zodiac Sign Libra
Birth Place Crosby, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Ethnicity Irish
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Ex-Husbands John Penrose(1980–2007),  Charles Wilson(1968–1973)
Siblings Peter Robinson
Children Emma Wilson
Grand Children Hudson, 11 and Parker, 10
Years Active 1967-present
Hair Color Red
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Height 5′ 1″ (1.54 m)
Social Media Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Anne Robinson | Net Worth and Income

Anne Robinson, a British journalist and TV presenter, reportedly has a net worth of $ 45 million.

She is best known as the host of Watchdog, a UK television program that aired from 1993 until 2001. According to a story in today’s Daily Mail 2009, Anne is one of the BBC’s highest-paid broadcasters. BBC paid her £3 million per year for the game show.

Journalist and television host Anne Robinson was loved and despised on the same scale, also known as ‘Mean Queen’s; she has amassed an estimated £60 million in the bank throughout her 42-year career, which landed her 944th position on The Sunday Times Rich List in 2006.

Later, in Sunday Times Rich List, Robinson’s fortune had plunged to £30 million by 2009, putting her in tied 1,771st spot in the top 2,000 before vanishing off the list entirely in 2010.

Anne Robinson | House & Cars


The redhead has sold the three-bedroom South Kensington home she spent £500,000 for in 1993 for £5 million and has purchased an apartment near Hyde Park to walk her dogs, no doubt saving thousands in the process thanks to the stamp tax break.

House Robinson sold for £5 million
House Robinson sold for £5 million in 2020.

After establishing the successful quiz program “The Weakest Link,” the astute presenter now owns a barn in Gloucestershire for £4, two condos in Manhattan worth £5, a holiday property in the Hamptons valued up to £8 million, and several other investment assets.


Robinson used to drive Audi A3, which costs $30,000-$50,000. She was banned from driving for almost six months for a speeding offense back in 2011.

She was fined £100 and told to pay £50 in court costs by magistrates.

According to the court, Robinson was nabbed by a speed camera as she drove her Audi A3 automobile out of Portsmouth after getting off a boat from the Isle of Wight.

Anne Robinson |  Lifestyle and Vacations


The well-known TV presenter is presently residing with her daughter and family.

She lives a highly prosperous life. She invests most of her money in real estate. As a result, she does not stay in one place for long.

The 76-year-old also enjoys purchasing designer labels like Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Marni, and others. In a year, she is projected to spend up to £60,000 on expensive clothing.

Her expenditure extends to plastic surgery, including a £9,000 facelift in 2003.


During her spare time, Anne enjoys spending time with her daughter, grandkids, and son-in-law. Robinson also spent time with them during the pandemic’s onset in 2020.

Anne during lockdown with her daughter and family
Anne during lockdown with her daughter and family


Love Island winner Kem Cetinay and broadcaster Rylan Clark-Neal appeared in a one-off celebrity edition of The Weakest Link in 2017.

Anne Robinson, the Queen of Mean, also takes to the quiz show’s iconic podium as a variety of celebrities take on general knowledge questions for a chance to win up to £15,000 for BBC Children In Need.

TV Shows, Investments, Endorsements & Book Publications

TV Shows

Anne Robinson, an English TV program host, has presented many popular programs. She is well-known for her strong opinions and scathing presentation style.

Years run on TV TV Shows
1985-2019 Watchdog
2000-2017 The Weakest Link
2000-2012 Weakest Link
Since 1982 Countdown
Since 2002 Outtake TV
Since 2002 Test the Nation
Since 2015 My Life in Books


The well-known English journalist is likely to invest in real estate. She invested most of her earnings buying propertied in the United Kingdom and the United States.

She has spent more than £15 million on property investment.

Moreover, She allegedly invested £4 million in the Liberty investment plan, alongside Gary Barlow and Sir Michael Caine in 2015.


Anne Robinson, a television host, and journalist has become an ambassador for Medical Detection Canines, which trains dogs to identify cancer in urine or breath samples. Robinson accepted the position after visiting the charity’s headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Robinson adores dogs and has never been without one.

Book Publications

Her autobiography, memoirs of an Unfit Mother, was released in 2001, and it details her prior drinking issue. The book has a 5\5 rating on Audible.

Cover of Robinson's Autobiography/Biography
Cover of Robinson’s Autobiography/Biography

The 288 pages book is still available for purchase on Amazon and Audible.


Anne Robinson’s career in journalism began with her working for a news agency and later as the Daily Mail’s first female trainee.

She first appeared on BBC television in 1982, first as an infrequent panel member on Question Time and then as a presenter of her ‘TV Choice’ on Breakfast Time.

She began filling in for regular presenter Barry Took on television viewers’ program Points of View in 1986.

Robinson is best known in the United Kingdom for presenting the game show ‘The Weakest Link’ and in the United States for presenting its NBC primetime version, ‘Weakest Link.

The infamous game show hostess Anne Robinson
The infamous game show hostess Anne Robinson

She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005, confessing she was an unsuitable mother.

Robinson returned to BBC One’s long-running consumer program Watchdog in 2009.

Robinson hosted Anne Robinson’s Britain on BBC One in 2016. The show included three episodes, each concentrating on a different area of British society.

Following the resignation of Nick Hewer, Robinson was appointed as the next presenter of the game show Countdown in February 2021.

3 Facts about Anne Robinson

  • Anne is one of the UK’s wealthiest media figures, worth around £45 million
  • She was an admitted alcoholic, and as a result, he lost custody of her only daughter following her divorce from her husband, Charlie Wilson.
  • She was accused of racism in 2001 after referring to Welsh people as “irritating and obnoxious” while appearing as guest in Room 101.


I saw George Bush at a benefit concert waving at Stevie Wonder. Someone had to tell him ‘he can’t see you.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the dumbest of you all?
Sad old blokes, I’m told, now dream of me with a whip in hand.


Is Anne Robinson retired?

No, Anne is still healthy and well.
she has been hosting the game program Countdown since February 2021.
Emma Wilson is the only daughter of Anne Robinson from her first husband.

Has Anne Robinson had surgery?

In 2003, Anne Robinson underwent facelift which cost her £9,000.

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