Ed Sullivan Net Worth: Ed Sullivan was a television personality, reporter and union columnist who had a net worth of $ 20 million after adjusting inflation at the time of his death. Ed Sullivan was born in Harlem, New York, New York, in September 1901 and died in October 1974. He is best known for hosting the television series The Ed Sullivan Show from 1948 to 1971, previously known like The Toast of the city. The series set a record for the longest-running variety television program in the history of broadcasting in the United States. He worked as a columnist for the New York Daily News as well as for the Chicago Tribute New York News Syndicate. Sullivan presented acts of rock and roll, as well as jazz, theater and classical music. He appeared in more than 1,000 episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show and also served as executive producer. Sullivan won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 for Television Achievement and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 at 6101 Hollywood Blvd. Ed Sullivan died on October 13, 1974 at 73 years of age from esophageal cancer.