Well, this celebrity used to read the news until quite recently when he became the news for not so good reasons. He was the morning face of the news with a cup of tea. You can definitely take a guess. Need a hint? Well here it is. You have seen him reading the news on “Today” on NBC. Yeah, you guessed it right. He is Matt Lauer the celebrity news anchor and host of the Olympics. Wondering why he was fired from his job? Just give a read to this article to know how much the net worth of Matt Lauer is in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Matt Lauer was born on 30th December 1957 in New York. His parents were Marilyn Lauer and Jay Robert Lauer. His alma mater is Ohio University from where he received his undergraduate degree at the age of 39.
Matt’s first marriage was with Nancy Alspaugh. The marriage lasted for seven years till they separated in 1989. He has no children from his first marriage. He later exchanged vows with Annette Roque, a model of Dutch origin, in 1997 after a courtship of 5 months. The couple has three children: Romy, Jack, and Thijs.
Matt Lauer has been accused of sexual harassment due to which he was fired from his job at NBC. He later apologized for his misconduct and behavior towards his colleagues. The allegation proved to be a whistleblower, and others too came out alleging Matt for his sexual misconduct.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Matt started working as a producer for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia in 1979. In 1980, he began on-air reporting as well. He started hosting talk shows around the country and continually moving. He was one of the hosts of “Fame, Fortune, and Romance.” He moved back to New York to host “9 Broadcast Plaza” from 1989 to 1991. At NBC, he was taken in as a newsreader for “The Today Show.” He also anchored “Live at Five.” Matt’s career saw a sharp rise as he replaced a number of anchors.
He hosted “Weekend Today” and “NBC Nightly News” substituting Scott Simon and Tom Brokaw, respectively. From 1998 to 2009, he had a show named “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?”. Matt hosted personalities like Prince Harry, Prince William, and Tom Cruise. He is also widely recognized for hosting the Olympics. In 2012, he signed a new deal with NBC lasting till 2107.
Matt has appeared in a couple of movies playing himself such as “Land of the Lost.”
Matt has collected quite a few awards for his work. He got the “Daytime Emmy Award” and the “News & Documentary Emmy Award.”
Net Worth & Earning
After being fired from his job, there has been much speculation around his fortune. It has been estimated that his net worth stands at $85 million. Other predictions keep Matt’s net worth higher than that, and the reason is that before 2012 he was being paid around $17 million annually. He signed a new contract which paid $25 million annually as remuneration.
He is one of the wealthiest people in the news and lives a life of luxury and comfort. He sold the waterfront house which he had purchased from Richard Gere at $33 million. He also owns a 40 acre Bright Side farm and a horse training facility.
Matt Lauer was on the seventh sky of fame when he hit bottom. One should be professional and humane in his or her work and abstain from any kind of misconduct because it takes a lifetime to build your career and life, but just an instant to ruin it all.