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How rich is Ginger Zee?

Name: Ginger Renee Zuidgeest

Born: January 13, 1981

Occupation: Television personality

Ginger Zee, fair use
Ginger Zee, fair use

Ginger Zee was born on January 13, 1981 in Orange, California. She is the daughter of Robert O. “Bob” Zuidgeest and Dawn E. Zuidgeest-Craft. She has one brother, Sean Jeffrey.  She also has a stepfather, Carl John Craft, and two half-sisters, Adrianna and Elaina. Her grandparents immigrated from the Netherlands. At 21, she was diagnosed with narcolepsy.

Ginger attended Rockford High School in the state of Michigan. After graduating in 1999, Ginger enrolled in Valparaiso University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology. She also received an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

She has been married to Ben Aaron, a New York City media personality and WNBC analyst, since 2014. They have one child, Adrian Benjamin Colonomos. They presently live in the Big Apple.

Soon after completing college, Ginger gained employment from a large number of media outlets in Flint, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois. Her biggest break at the time was filling in as a guest meteorologist on the weekend edition of “The Today Show,” which allowed her to complete her lifelong goal.

In 2011, Ginger joined the “Good Morning America Weekend” crew, and regularly appeared on “Nightline” and “ABC World News Tonight.” It was confirmed in 2013 that she would be the chief meteorologist for “Good Morning America” and the weather editor for ABC News.

Her alacrity and charming personality helped her become a celebrity competitor on the 22nd season of the hit dance competition series “Dancing with the Stars.” Her and her dance partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, finished in third place when the season concluded.

We estimate that Ginger Zee’s net worth is $400,000 (2015).

So how much is $400,000 really?

$400,000 could buy you several trips to New York City where you can take a tour of the ABC studios. $400,000 could also buy you hundreds of copies of all 22 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.”


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