- William Bumpus is an Assistant Attorney General for Connecticut
- Little is known about his early life and birth date
- He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and Yale Law School
- He rose to prominence after marrying journalist Gayle King in 1982
- William is reported to have a net worth of $15 million

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Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1954
SpouseWilliam Bumpus
FactWas a news anchor for WFSB Eyewitness News out of Hartford, Connecticut

Who is William Bumpus?

William Bumpus was born in Greenwich, London England, and is now an Assistant Attorney General for Connecticut, but came to prominence after marrying one of the most prominent journalists, Gayle King. The two later divorced, but fame didn’t abandon William. There are no details about his birth date, but hopefully this information will become available in the near future.

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William Bumpus Wiki: Early Life, Age, Parents, Education

William, although coming into the limelight when he married, has successfully managed to keep detailed information about his early life hidden, including even his birth date, then the identity of his parents and whether he has any siblings or not. However, he finished high school in his hometown, after which he moved to the US, where he enrolled at Central Connecticut State University, and after graduating, he furthered his studies at Yale, from which he obtained his law degree.


Before William became a highly-paid lawyer, he worked as an assistant attorney in Connecticut, though it only lasted for a yea, before he started making money on his own. However, years later he returned to government practice, assuming the position of CT Assistant State’s Attorney Criminal Prosecutor. Gradually his career improved, and he became more vigorous, which earned him a big promotion, including to DCF in Court Cases involving the Neglect and Abuse of Children with a focus on the Termination of Parental Rights, which he holds today.

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Rise to Prominence

William’s fame came from a marriage to Gayle King, the successful journalist, who he married in 1982. Once their marriage was made public, everybody wanted to know more about William, but the media did a poor job in finding things out about our William, as he has successfully hidden all the important details. Nevertheless, his every move was followed along with his wife’s, until their marriage ended in 1993, as Gayle caught William cheating on her with another woman. Before the divorce, the two welcomed two children together, a son William Jr., and a daughter Kirby. He made an apology to her 26 years after the incident occurred.
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Do You Know How Rich William Bumpus Is?

Although his career hasn’t made William popular, it certainly made him rich; with over 40 years as an attorney, William’s net worth has certainly reached impressive heights. So, have you ever wondered how rich William Bumpus is, as of mid- 2018? William’s wealth as determined by authoritative sources is over $15 million, largely through his career in law.

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William Bumpus ex-Wife Gayle King

Now that we have told you all there is about William, let’s share some information about his ex-wife Gayle, who made him popular in the first place. Gayle was born on the 28th December 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland USA, and is a broadcast journalist and magazine editor, who came to prominence as the co-anchor of the CBS News morning show “CBS This Morning”, and also as an editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine.

She is the daughter of an electrical engineer father and a homemaker mother. Although born in Chevy Chase, she spent much of her childhood in Turkey, due to the nature of her father’s job, where she went to an American school, but later enrolled at the University of Maryland, from which she graduated with a double degree in psychology and sociology.

Career and Rise to Prominence

Following her graduation, Gayle moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and soon found a place for herself as a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. Five years later she became a part of the WSFB in Hartford, where she remained for the next 18 years. It was in 1999 that her life changed when she was recruited by O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor. Her first solo work came in 2006 when she was given her own “The Gayle King Show”, on XM Satellite Radio. She eventually moved to OWN in 2011, and in 2012 was recruited by CBS to become a co-anchor of the “CBS This Morning”.

Gayle King Net Worth, Personal Life, and Internet Popularity

Gayle has become quite successful since joining CBS, which only increased her wealth. So, do you know how rich Gayle King is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gayle King’s net worth is as high as $20 million.

Following her divorce from William, Gayle has remained single and apparently focused on her career, and has helped careers of her children. She has become quite popular on social media platforms too, especially Instagram, on which she has over 475,000 followers, and Twitter, on which she has close to a million followers.

General Info

Full NameGayle King
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1954
Height1.78 m
ProfessionJournalist, Actor, Magazine editor
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park


SpouseWilliam Bumpus
ChildrenKirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr.
ParentsPeggy King, Scott King


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
TV ShowsThe Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose, The Gayle King Show

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1Her daughter, Kirby Lynette King Bumpus, graduated in 2008 from Stanford with a double major in Human Biology and Psychology. Kirby's godmother, Oprah Winfrey, was the commencement speaker.
2Was a news anchor for WFSB Eyewitness News out of Hartford, Connecticut
3Often jokes about her size-10 feet, which are the same size as those of her best friend, Oprah Winfrey.
4Has the enviable distinction of being Oprah Winfrey's closest friend




The Boss2016Gayle King
Saturday Night Live2015TV SeriesGayle King
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesGayle King
30 Rock2012TV SeriesGayle King
The Manchurian Candidate2004Media Icon
A Little Bit of Lipstick2000Entertainment Reporter
The Color Purple1985Church-goer (uncredited)


Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple2015Herself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Talk2011-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Countdown to the Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Beyond the Lights2014Herself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The View2006-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
The Crazy Ones2014TV SeriesHerself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2014TV SeriesHerself
Project Runway All Stars2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS Cares2013TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Early Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Host
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Meets Biff Henderson / Herself - Guest
Ask Oprah's All-Stars2011TV SeriesHerself - Moderator
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself
The Gayle King Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Host (2011-)
Oprah's Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHerself
Cake Boss2010TV SeriesHerself - Editor, O Magazine
Larry King Live2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHerself
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hot Properties2005TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHerself
The Gayle King Show1997TV SeriesHerself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Anchor / Herself - Anchor / ...
Patti LaBelle's Place2016TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Special Correspondent / Herself - CBS News / ...
Rachael Ray2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Mystery Taster

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, CBS This Morning / Herself - Editor-in-Chief, O Magazine
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Hostess, CBS This Morning / Herself / Herself - CBS This Morning
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, CBS This Morning
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, CBS This Morning

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