You probably are familiar with Maury Povich for being the talk show host who helps women find their “baby daddies.” While his talk show is probably his best-known role, Maury has been a part of television and news reporting for decades. Throughout his time working to bring the news into homes and now bringing human interest stories to you through his talk show, Maury has been able to build a nice net worth.
The estimate of Maury Povich net worth is $60 million. He earns around $14 million alone each year from his talk show work. Find out more about Mr. Povich, including his work history, personal story, and how he has built up the Maury Povich net worth.
Maury Povich was born in Washington D.C. on January 17, 1939. Unlike many celebrities, Maury did not change his given name. He simply goes by the nickname Maury instead of his full name Maurice. He followed in the footsteps of his father who also worked in journalism by earning his television journalism degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Maury was married to his first wife, Phyllis Minkoff, from 1962 to 1979. With Phyllis, he had two daughters. In 1984, he remarried television journalist Connie Chung. Together they adopted a son.
Maury Povich began his career as a reporter for Washington D.C. based radio station WWDC. In 1966, he began working as a reporter for a local TV station in D.C., WTTG. He traveled the country taking various jobs as a reporter between 1977 and 1983 when he returned home.
A Career On The Rise
In 1986, Rupert Murdoch hired Maury Povich to serve as the host for A Current Affair, a national tabloid news program based in New York City. He continued to serve as the host until 1990. After leaving his hosting duties at A Current Affair he began hosting The Maury Povich Show, which still airs today.
A Small Change
Universal Television took over Maury Povich’s talk show in 1998 changing the name from The Maury Povich Show to simply Maury. The same year, the show started featuring the who’s the daddy segment in which female guests requested a paternity test to officially name their baby’s fathers. The segment became a staple of the show and is now frequently the subject of new episodes.
In more recent years, MSNBC gave the green light to Weekends with Maury and Connie, a news show hosted by Maury and his wife. The show ran for six months from November of 2005 to June of 2006 before being canceled due to low ratings.
Maury often makes guest appearances on television and in movies. He played himself in How I Met Your Mother and Madea’s Big Happy Family. He also began the Flathead Beacon newspaper, and in 2017, he became an investor and owner in Chatter, a bar and restaurant in Washington D.C.
Maury Povich Net Worth Wrap Up
Maury Povich has really followed his dreams and stayed true to his roots as a journalist. Despite spending most of his career in journalism and television, Maury has recently begun branching out into investments and print news. There is no doubt that he will continue to grow the Maury Povich net worth through his hard work and efforts in the field he adores.