Oklahoma native Bill Moyers first started as an intern in the United States senate, where he caught the eye of the then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who helped him on his way to becoming a television editor. It’s believed that Moyers earned more than $20 million in taxpayer money for hosting several TV programs, although this allegation has never been confirmed.
From there, he’d decided to pursue theology and completed his Master of Divinity in 1959, after which time he became an ordained Baptist minister. He would later be appointed as the Associate Director of the Peace Corp and would serve as the 13th White House Press Secretary under Johnson from 1965 to 1967.
Since then, the now 81-year-old journalist turned pastor turned politician has become best recognized as a pioneer in freedom of the press and public broadcasting, as well as laying the groundwork for the media’s relationship with the President and the White House.
To this date, his exact net worth remains undisclosed.
Born to a musical family, Rossie first began promoting his healing services with his wife while playing guitar at local music venues in Pittsburgh in 1986. It didn’t take long for his act to attract huge crowds, and soon, the two decided to create a ministry for actors and artists and named it Eternal Grace.
Rossie became so famous that he was once called by ABC News as the “Pastor to the Stars” after news broke out that he was acting as the spiritual advisor to many famous celebrities at the time. He was even invited on the “Jerry Springer Show” to discuss his thoughts on exorcism, ESP, as well as his work as a faith healer.
Everything, however, would come cashing down in 1994 when he was considered the prime suspect after his wife was found barely alive on the side of the road. The trial was long, and while he did end up avoiding serving time in jail, his reputation had already suffered as a result and his church membership plummeted all the way down to just 12 people.
The couple have since moved on, and the now 53-year-old Rossie is currently trying to make a fresh start in Los Angeles as a pastor, church consultant and actor.