Barbara Amiel Biography
Barbara Amiel is an eminent British-Canadian conservative journalist, writer, and socialite. From 1986 to 1999, she worked as a columnist at The Times. She worked as a senior political columnist for The Sunday Times from 1991 to 1995. Later, she joined The Daily Telegraph in 1995.
Barbara Amiel Age
Barbara Amiel was born on 4th December 1940, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She is 82 years old.
Barbara Amiel Height
Barbara is 5 feet 6 inches tall (Approx 1.68 m).
Barbara Amiel Family
Barbara was born to h caring and supportive parents in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She is the proud daughter of Vera Isserles (née Barnett) and Harold Joffre Amiel. Barbara’s father, Harold was initially an attorney but later became a Lieutenant Colonel working in Italy during World War II. Nevertheless, he was discharged due to an injury. Her parents divorced when Barbara was only 8 years old and her dad left her mother for another woman.
Barbara Amiel Education
She attained her high school diploma from North London Collegiate School based in Edgware, Greater London. In 1959, she enrolled at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Philosophy and English.
Barbara Amiel Husband
Barbara has been married four times but three of her marriages ended in divorce. In 1964, she entered a brief marriage to Gary Smith. Later, she married broadcaster, author, and poet George Jonas in 1974 but divorced in 1979. She then married cable businessman David Graham in 1984. The two separated around 1988 and finally divorced in 1990.
On July 21, 1992, she married a Canadian businessman with extensive media and mining interests named Conrad Black. In 2001, she became Lady Black after her husband earned a life peerage as Lord Black of Crossharbour.
Barbara Amiel Net Worth
Through her successful career, Barbara has garnered a decent wealth over the years and has an estimated net worth of $37 million.
Barbara Amiel Books
- By Persons Unknown (1977)
- East and West (1978)
- Confessions (1980)
- Celebrate Our City (1983)
- Friends and Enemies (2020)
Barbara Amiel Career
In the late 1960s, Barbara was a story editor. She worked for a brief period as a presenter for CBC TV Public Affairs. In the 1970s, Barbara was intermittently on contract with both TV Ontario and CTV. She also worked as a regular contributor on CBC TV’s midday, Bob McLean Show. Barbara first joined Maclean’s magazine in 1976 where she served as a columnist, associate editor, and senior writer.
In 1978, Barbara’s book titled By Persons Unknown earned The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Non-fiction. Moreover, she worked as the first female editor of the Toronto Sun from 1983 until 1985.
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