Jerry Springer Net Worth
Jerry Springer Net Worth and salary: Jerry Springer is an English-born American television presenter who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Without a doubt, Jerry Springer is most widely recognized as the host of the tabloid talk show, "The Jerry Springer Show", which began as a political commentary program in 1991, but shifted its focus to tabloid news in the mid-90's to gain better ratings. At the peak of his show, Jerry Springer's annual salary was $8 million. He was born Gerald Norman Springer on February 13, 1944, in Highgate, London, England. He was actually born in the London Underground station of Highgate as people were hiding out from German bombing during World War II. His parents were from Germany and escaped the Nazis. Tragically, several of Jerry's family members did eventually die in concentration camps, including his maternal grandmother. His family emigrated to New York in 1949 and settled in Queens. Jerry earned a an undergraduate degree from Tulane University then a J.D. from Northwestern University, 1965 and 1968, respectively. After college he got a job at a law firm in Ohio. He then jump-started a career in politics. He spent a while serving as a campaign adviser to Robert Kennedy. After Kennedy's assassination, Jerry continued to practice law in Cincinnati where he was elected to the city council in 1973. In the meantime, he made his start in broadcasting, mainly as a political commentator and news anchor. Jerry successfully ran to be the 56th Mayor of Cincinnati and ultimately served from 1977-1978. In 1982, he ran for governor of Ohio but did not win his party's nomination.
It was in 1991 that he first started broadcasting the tabloid talk show the Jerry Springer Show which would ultimately give Jerry international fame. The show started out political but in 1994 Jerry and his producer pivoted the show into its current, more popular format. By the late 1990s, the show even passed the Oprah Winfrey Show in terms of popularity, reaching more than 6.7 million viewers per day. Jerry Springer's position as a pop culture icon is likely cemented forever thanks to references and cameos in many projects, from the Simpsons to Austin Powers.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 13, 1944 (76 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Talk show host, Singer, Politician, Presenter, Actor, Game Show Host, Film Producer, TV Personality, Television producer, Journalist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jerry Springer Earnings
- The Jerry Springer Show$3,500,000/year