Matt Lauer Net Worth 2019 – Career & Salary

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Matt Lauer net worth 2019. How did a substitute newsreader turn out to become the face of a renowned news channel? Read on to find out the impressive secrets behind Matt Lauer salary, earnings, Investments, and success story…

Here, we look into the life and career of one of NBC’s ‘Today’ host, Matt Lauer’s success story and his fair share of misfortune. Matthew Todd 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.

How Much is Matt Lauer Worth?

The former ‘Today’ news show anchor has established a significant real-estate portfolio across the world. Matt Lauer has an estimated net worth of $85 million.

Net Worth$85 Million
Source of Wealth News Anchor, Journalist
Date of BirthDecember 30,1957
CitizenshipUnited States
ResidenceNew York

Early Life

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

Laur 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. He had previously left the University earlier in 1979 to pursue his career television career.


Matt 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.
Matt Lauer 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. The show was cancelled later in ’86 from 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 1992, Lauer became a co-anchor of NBC’s weekday news show, Today in New York on WNBC. After a year, he became the co-anchor of Live at Five alongside Sue Simmons after replacing her previous anchor. He remained there until 1996. His journalism career received further recognition after he hosted various other shows named “Wееkеnd Тоdау”, “NВС Nеwѕ аt Ѕunrіѕе” аnd “NВС Nіghtlу Nеwѕ”. He also co-hosts the NBC live show “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade“. He 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
(Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

Personal Life

Matt Lauer has been married twice, although 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. Their marriage only lasted 7-years before they divorced. He later 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).

How did He Amass His Wealth

Matt Lauer net worth as of today 2019, is still $85 million. However, he has made quite the huge fortune from his journalism career. His contract with NBC in 2012 meant that he would go on to earn a reported $25 million per year. Aside from his journalism career, Matt has also bagged some endorsement deals with different product companies during his live shows.

Some few Interesting Facts About Matt Lauer

  • In 1991 while working at “WWOR-TV,” Matt refused to read live ads for a bedding company and so had to leave the channel.
  • He was called a “Glib” after an argument with famous actor Tom Cruise about psychiatry and postpartum depression in an interview in 2005.
  • His interview with Charlie Sheen in 2015 led to the actor’s disclosure on his HIV status which was positive.
  • On 8 September 2016, he questioned the presidential candidates, Donald Trump, and Hilary Clinton.
  • On 19 June 2007, Matt talked to Prince William and Prince Harry of the British Royal Family.

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