Matt Lauer Net Worth

Matt Lauer Net Worth, How did a substitute newsreader turn out to become the face of a renowned news channel and how did he accumulate such huge fortune? Check this article to find out more about Matt Lauer Net Worth, his career and his personal life.

About Matt Lauer 

Matt Lauer Net Worth

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Matt Lauer is a Journalist and a former TV news anchor for the NBC channel. He played host to a number of important news shows such as “Today,” “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and “Dateline” at NBC channel.

He has established a significant real-estate portfolio across the world.

As of today, Matt Lauer Net Worth is a whooping sum of $85 Million. Read on to find out more about Matt Lauer Net Worth.

Full Name: Matthew Todd Lauer
Profession: Journalist, News Anchor
Date of Birth: December 30, 1957
Nationality: American
Age: 61
Net Worth: $85 Million

Matt Lauer Early Life and Career 

Matthew Todd Lauer was born on December 30, 1957, in New York City, the United States to parents Jay Roberts Lauer and Marilyn Lauer. His father was of Romanian Jewish descent.

He graduated from Ohio University where he earned his degree at age 39 in 1997. He studied at the Scripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts and Studies in the university. Lauer had previously left the University earlier in 1979 to pursue his career television career.

Lauer got hired as a producer for the noon newscast for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia. And by the ’80s, he had become an on-air reporter for the news station’s 6 and 11 p.m newscast.

He has hosted numerous daily and talk programs in his career. He co-hosted many of PM Magazine’s shows in several cities from 1980 to 1986. PM Magazine’s show was canceled later in ’86 after which Lauer moved on to work in a new show for the station, Made in New York.

The show aired for 4 months before he moved to join Robin Leach as co-host to ABC’s short-lived daytime series, Fortune and Romance.

In 1991 while working at “WWOR-TV,” Lauer refused to read live ads for a bedding company and so had to leave the channel.

Lauer became a co-anchor of NBC’s weekday news show, Today in New York on WNBC in 1992. After a year, he became the co-anchor of Live at Five with Sue Simmons after replacing her previous anchor.

He stated on ‘The Today’s Show’s Finding Our Root’: ‘My dad was Jewish. My mom is not. So I have not raised anything and i do feel a desire now to find something spiritual. Getting married and wanting to have kids has something to do with that.’

Lauer remained in the show until 1996 and his journalism career received further recognition after he hosted various other shows named ‘Wееkеnd Тоdау’, ‘NВС Nеwѕ аt Ѕunrіѕе’ аnd ‘NВС Nіghtlу Nеwѕ’.

He was called a ‘Glib’ after an argument with famous actor Tom Cruise about psychiatry and postpartum depression in an interview in 2005. Also, his interview with Charlie Sheen in 2015 led to the actor’s disclosure on his HIV status which was positive.

On 19 June 2007, Matt talked to Prince William and Prince Harry of the British Royal Family. Then on 8 September 2016, he questioned the presidential candidates, Donald Trump, and Hilary Clinton.

He also co-hosts the NBC live show ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’. Lauer got fired by NBC on the 29th of November, 2017 on allegations of sexual harassment of a female colleague during the 2014 Olympics held in Russia.

Matt Lauer Net Worth 

As of 2019, Matt Lauer Net Worth is $85 million. Matt Lauer Net Worth is earned from his journalism career. His contract with NBC in 2012 meant that he would go on to earn a reported $25 million per year.

Lauer has also bagged some endorsement deals with different product companies during his live shows.

Matt Lauer Personal Life

Matt has been married twice, though his divorce to his second wife is yet to be completed. He met his first wife Nancy Alspaugh, who was a television producer and they got married in 1982. The couple divorced after 7 years.

Thereafter, he married his second wife Annette Roque, a Dutch model whom he met on a blind date in July 1997. They married after 5-months of dating.

Their wedding was held on the 3rd of October, 1998 in Bridgehampton, New York. Their union produced three kids namely son Jack (b. June 26, 2001), daughter Romy (b. October 2, 2003), and son Thijs (b. November 28, 2006).

 

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