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There are some men that are larger than life.

There are some men that transcend the TV screen.

There are some men that touch the lives of millions of viewers.

Victor Newman is one of those men.

The man who has been a staple of “The Young and the Restless” for more than 30 years, Newman has become a daytime television icon during his unparalleled tenure as soap opera’s biggest star. Originally intended to be a short-term character for a six-month storyline, Victor Newman quickly developed into a main character and firmly planted himself into the hearts of millions of fans across the globe.

Newman (the character in Y&R) is the Chairman of the Board for “Newman Enterprises”, and according to Wikipedia, Newman’s estimated net worth is anywhere between $18-60 billion. Not only ridiculously wealthy, he is ridiculously ageless! Any diehard Victor Newman fan will tell you, he still looks the exact same as he did 20 years ago.

“The Black Knight” as he’s commonly known throughout the daytime soap world, has a reputation for his long line of wives. His most recurring lover, Nikki Newman, and “the love of his life”, plan to wed again in 2011. We would like to wish The Great Victor Newman all the best on this auspicious and joyous occasion.

Good News Weekly is all about being “fun, modern, and fresh” and this is why we love Victor Newman. The Black Knight loves to have fun, he’s the most modern 70-year-old in the daytime soap business, and his moustache is the definition of fresh.

The sports world has Brett Favre. Hollywood has Michael Douglas. The Music Industry has Neil Young.

The daytime soap world has Victor Newman:  A Man. A Lover. A Legend.

Essential Stats

First appearance: February 1980

The Great Victor Newman
The Black Knight
Mr. Mumbles
Mr. Moustache
The Moustache

Occupation: Founder, owner, and chairman
of the board of
directors of
Newman Enterprises

Residence: The Newman Ranch
(421 Larkspur Trail, Highway B)
Genoa City, Wisconsin

The Challenge

Here at Good News Weekly we love to hear what our readers think. On Tuesday, December 7, 2010 it became apparent that Marda Miller (@BurrowsGirl) and Nicholas Simon (@nicawho) are both infatuated with not only the hit daytime TV Soap Opera “The Young and the Restless”, but the show’s larger than life personality, Victor Newman. So when @nicawho threw out this challenge regarding a Victor Newman Life Story, we made it happen.

The Tweet Challenge:
Ask your Editor to write a Victor Newman Lifetime story…

The Exchange:
@GoodNews_Weekly @BurrowsGirl tell them it will get an hourly retweet from me and a Facebook post to 1400 dying to read it ahhaha.”

We had no choice but to accept. @Burrowsgirl and @nicawho, we hope you guys enjoyed this article!

Viewer’s Choice Challenge:
We would love to hear about what else you (and all the other Good News Weekly readers) are dyeing to read about.

Send us a tweet, let us know your story idea, and what you are willing to do to make it happen, and be sure to attach #GNWViewersChoice to each tweet. At the end of the week we’ll choose the best idea and write YOUR story idea as a feature on our website.

Have fun!
The Team at Good News Weekly


  1. This man certainly is a legend. I was 8 when I started watching The Young and the Restless with my aunt. Victor Newman is indestructible and a truly remarkable character. I cannot imagine this show without him; his rivalry with Jack Abbott and his tumultuous relationship with Nikki are both intriguing story lines that I have come to depend upon.

    Thanks so much for this! I know there are a lot of Y&R fans that will enjoy this as much as I have.

  2. nicawho says:

    Victor is the ultimate figure of power. I wanted to be Victor Newman since my babysitter, my mom and my sisters introduced me to him. Although I have not watched him in years I still have a father-son admiration for him. His son's name is Nic as well... In the media manly figures are being praised these days, being masculine is in. Victor Newman is the lead spokesman on the topic. The Stella Artois guy learned from Victor and I am sure the Old Spice Man has Victor Newman posters on his wall. He is the mans man and when in business negotiations or sticky situations I catch myself asking...what would Victor Newman do?

  3. TT says:

    Victor Newman...he is the kind of man you hate to love, but you just can't stop loving him! No matter how many evil devious things he does, he has that je ne c'est quoi that traps you under his mustache spell!

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