• Carol Hagen is a 58-year-old realtor and the wife of NBC host and presenter Lester Holt.
• Virtually nothing is known about her early life, including her education and the names and professions of her parents.
• Carol and Lester have been together for 36 years and have two grown sons.
• Carol is an avid fan of modern architecture and her net worth is estimated at $3 million, while Lester Holt’s is estimated at $12 million.
• Carol is active on social media networks except for Facebook.


Who is Lester Holt’s wife Carol Hagen?

Born on an unspecified date in Seattle, Washington State USA, Carol Hagen is a 58-year-old Caucasian realtor, but definitely best known from being married to the massively popular NBC host and presenter Lester Holt. However, she has had a number of personal successes throughout her sometimes lucrative real-estate agent career spanning over 30 years.

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Early Life

Virtually nothing is known about Carol’s origins, including the names and professions of her parents, as well as her birthdate. Also, to the media’s knowledge thus far, it doesn’t appear as though Carol has any siblings. There’s no information about her education, including the high school she went to and any further institutions.

The Encounter

Carol met Lester Holt in 1980, when she was employed as a flight attendant. At the time, Holt was still a student at the California State University, but they began dating, and married two years later, at the point when he was already employed in New York City. As Carol herself put it in an interview with People magazine, ‘He was the fastest mike in the west.’


Professionally, it looks like Carol has been all over the place. It is known that she worked sales, training and management in the cosmetics industry, and also the travel and hospitality business, moving around to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Manhattan. Although she has had a lot of professions, her actual expertise is unknown. At some point, though, she settled down in the real-estate business, in which her career is now flourishing.

Lester Holt

Born Lester Don Holt Jr. on the 8th of March 1959, in Marin County, California USA, of English, Jamaican and Indian descent, Lester is a world-renowned journalist, reporter and news anchor. He attended Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, California, from where he matriculated in 1977, then enrolled at California State University in Sacramento, where he pursued a major in government, but he never finished his studies. As Holt himself stated in an interview with the “American Profile” newsmagazine: ‘My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a Country and Western station, but the only time I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news.’ Eventually, he was hired by the CBS Network, where he remained for 19 years, during which time, he got to report on numerous situations that few reporters had the honor of attending – one example is his 2010 photograph from a USAF aircraft while he was reporting on an airdrop mission in Afghanistan. His courage and dedication earned him massive recognition over the years, and thus his position kept improving. He is now the host of NBC’s “Dateline”, having also moderated the presidential debates in 2016, and interviewed the president Donald Trump personally in 2017, asking slightly controversial but important questions.

Their Marriage

Carol and Lester have been together for 36 years, and they have two grown sons to show for their marriage. Stefan Holt is their first son, who also became employed in his father’s line of business, at WMAQ-TV NBC5 in Chicago anchoring their morning news. He attended Pepperdine University and graduated in 2009. Later on, he moved to WNBC in New York City in 2016 so that he could work alongside his father at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Cameron Holt is their second son, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical and computational science from Stanford University, and additionally he has a major in management science and engineering from the said institution. He is at the moment employed as an equity derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley.

Her Passion

Carol is an avid fan of modern architecture, and often posts pictures of innovative buildings on her social media profiles. In fact, her Instagram page is literally flooded with these pictures, only one of which is her husband, and only two of which are her selfies.

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What is Carol Hagen’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Carol Hagen is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Carol’s accumulated wealth is close to $3 million, while Lester Holt’s is estimated at $12 million, and his annual salary is over $4 million. Undoubtedly, the growth of this figure has been largely aided by her successes in her diverse career, while the greatest contribution to this value comes from her long-term position as a real-estate agent. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced realtor, her vital statistics and weight are unknown, while her height is said to be a tall 6ft 2ins (1.85m). Her body shape is generally described as fit, while her hair color is light brown and her eyes are dark brown.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing their popularity, and thus net worth. Carol herself seems to be a regular subscriber to this celebrity trend, as she is present on most social media networks, save for one – Facebook. Both her Twitter and Instagram accounts are followed by less than 1,000 fans.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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