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How rich is Matt Lauer?

Matt Lauer net worth:
$70 Million

Matt Lauer's salary (annual):
$25 Million

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Matt Lauer Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born Mathew Todd Lauer on 30 December1957 in New York City, New York USA, of part Romanian-Jewish ancestry. Journalist Matt is probably best known from hosting the TV program “The Today Show” that has been broadcast on NBS since 1996.

So how rich is Matt Lauer? Reputable sources have estimated that Matt possesses a net worth of $70 million, the majority of his wealth having been earned from his work on various TV shows and stations.

Matt Lauer Net Worth $70 Million

Matt Lauer’s mom Marilyn had her own boutique shop, and father Jay was a bicycle company executive.  Matt`s parents divorced when he was just a child, after which his mom took care of her son. Matt`s father was of Jewish descent, however Matt says that he was not brought-up as ‘anything’, but would like to know more about Judaism and his own relatives.

Matt Lauer eventually graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Media Studies only in 1979, however, Matt started working in the media industry when he took a position of a sideline reporter in the early 70s, and then Lauer began hosting a PM Magazine. Matt Lauer became known as a host of many TV talk shows, including the ones in Richmond, Providence, Boston and Philadelphia. All these contributions to TV programs undoubtedly boosted the total size of Matt Lauer’s net worth.

In 1979 Matt began working as a producer and presenter of late night news on WOWK-TV. Following this success, Matt Lauer started building his net worth with incomes while working as a reporter on various TV shows, at which he was successful, so soon afterwards Matt secured a job on 9 Broadcast Plaza, a live interview show. However, the main increase in the total size of Matt Lauer’s net worth occurred when he gained a position on NBC news, where Matt replaced the former reporter Margaret Larson. His success in this position led to him starting to work on “The Today Show”.

In 1997, Matt Lauer was promoted, and became a co-anchor of the show, and he is still working on “The Today Show” today. This show is as long as three hours, thus, it is certainly true Matt receives significant incomes from this show, which helps Matt to increase the total size of his current net worth. In fact, it is reported that Matt earns $25 million per year from this show. Currently, Matt is also known to have many additional jobs as regards the media.

Matt Lauer even appeared as himself at the beginning and end of the film “Land of the Lost”, with both scenes ending in violent physical confrontation between Matt and Will Ferrer: not forgotten by audiences.

As regards his personal life, Matt married for the first time in 1981. His marriage to producer Nancy Alspaugh lasted seven years. In 1989, Matt started a relationship with Kristen Gesswein, his colleague, however the couple broke up in 1996. Matt married Annette Rocque, a model from the Netherlands, in 1998. The couple has three children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesTalk Show Host
Zoolander 22016Matt Lauer
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieMatt Lauer
Entourage2015Matt Lauer
American Odyssey2015TV SeriesMatt Lauer
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015TV SeriesMatt Lauer
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas2014TV MovieMr. Sea Serpent (voice)
The Blacklist2014TV SeriesAnchor
The Michael J. Fox Show2013TV SeriesMatt Lauer
30 Rock2009-2012TV SeriesMatt Lauer
The Beaver2011Matt Lauer
Who Is Clark Rockefeller?2010TV MovieMatt Lauer (uncredited)
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!2009Hark Hanson (voice)
Land of the Lost2009Matt Lauer
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesMatt Lauer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Someday Melissa2011Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nine Eleven2017completedHimself
Today1996-2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Anchor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
Intervention2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Meredith Vieira Show2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself - Host
Weekend Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Anchor / Himself
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest, Undercover
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Xtreme Waterparks2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Anchor, Today
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Host
WWE Tribute to the Troops2014TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Alpha House2014TV SeriesHimself
America's Got Talent2014TV SeriesHimself - 'Today' Show Co-Anchor
Sharknado 2: The Second One2014TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself - Video Message
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
Justin Bieber's Believe2013DocumentaryHimself
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2013TV MovieHimself - Host
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - 'Meal or No Meal' Judge
Dateline NBC2005-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Correspodent / Himself - Host / ...
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
2013 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2012TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Rock Center with Brian Williams2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
ADELE Live in London with Matt Lauer2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2011TV MovieHimself - Host
The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / ...
Tower Heist2011Himself (uncredited)
Up All Night2011TV SeriesHimself
9/11: In Our Own Words2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Royal Pains2011TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Royal Wedding2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2010TV MovieHimself - Host
NBC's People of the Year2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Matt Lauer Reports2010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
60 Years On: From Despair to Joy2009DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2009TV MovieHimself - Host
NBC's People of the Year2009TV MovieHimself - Host
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Martha2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2009TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Denise Richards: It's Complicated2008TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1998-2007TV SeriesHimself
Matt Lauer Reports2007TV MovieHimself
9/11: As It Happened2007TV MovieHimself
Sesame Street2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
September Clues2007DocumentaryHimself
Dateline NBC: American Gangster: First Look2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together2006Video shortHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2006TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer1998-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Irwin: A Tribute2006TV MovieHimself - NBC Presenter
Countdown to Doomsday2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
There and Back Again2006Documentary shortHimself
SoapTalk2005TV SeriesHimself
79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
A Concert for Hurricane Relief2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Daily Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Greatest American2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
Matt Lauer Meets the Fockers2005Video shortHimself
NBC News Special Report: The Death of Pope John Paul II2005TV MovieHimself - Correspondent
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
Father of the Pride2004TV SeriesHimself
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony2004TV MovieHimself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
Headliners & Legends: Bambi Bembenek2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2001TV MovieHimselfs-sHost
Headliners & Legends: Brooke Shields2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Headliners & Legends: Farrah Fawcett2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2000TV MovieHimself - Host
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2000TV Special
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1999TV MovieHimself - Host
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center1998TV SpecialHimself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1998TV MovieHimself - Host
Comic Relief VIII1998TV SpecialHimself
NewsRadio1998TV SeriesHimself
MSNBC Live1996TV SeriesHimself
News 4 New York1996TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
NewsChannel 41995TV SeriesAnchor (1995-1996)
Youthquake1992TV SeriesHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
Esquire: About Men, for Women1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Richard Bey Show1987TV SeriesCo-Host (1989-1991)
Evening Magazine1981-1985TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frontline2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Commander-in-Chief Forum
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Co-Host, Today / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show / ...
The Rachel Maddow Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host, Today / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host, Today / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show / Himself / ...
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Personal Gold: An Underdog Story2015DocumentaryHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host, Today / Himself / Himself - Co-Host, Today Show
Marxist Lucifer King2015Video documentary shortHimself
Stossel2014TV SeriesHimself - NBC News
Chelsea Lately2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Today' / Himself - Today Show Host
60 Minutes2004-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Today Show (segment "Stealing History") / Himself - Today Host
Crossfire2013TV SeriesHimself
Anna Nicole2013TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Nova ScienceNow2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interview with President Obama
Drew Peterson: Untouchable2012TV MovieHimself
Me at the Zoo2012DocumentaryHimself
Today2010TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
I Am Legend2007Himself (uncredited)
Noticiero Telemundo2007TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2006TV SeriesHimself
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
The World According to Bush2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form· Savannah Guthrie (anchor)
· Brian Williams (anchor)
· Tom Costello (correspondent)
· Jim Miklaszewski (correspondent)
· Kristen Welker (correspondent)
· Chris Jansing (correspondent)
· Andrea Mitchell (correspondent)
· Rob George (director)
· Brett Holey (director)
· Erica Levins (associate director)
· Mary Muzina (associate director)
· Bob Epstein (executive producer)
· Donald Nash (executive producer)
· Marisa Buchanan (producer)
· Katie Primm (producer)
· Stephanie Psyllos (producer)
· Cydney Weiner (producer)
· Jay Blackman (producer)
· Neal Carter (p
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2008)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Carmela Tripodi (coordinating producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Meredith Vieira (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsExcellence in Morning ProgrammingToday (1952)· Jim Bell (executive producer)
· Amy Rosenblum (senior producer)
· Noah Oppenheim (senior producer)
· Marc Victor (senior producer)
· Javier Morgado (supervising producer)
· Antoinette Machiaverna (producer)
· Jennie Thompson (producer)
· Richard Adams (producer)
· Max Paul (producer)
· Ian Wenger (producer)
· Jackie Olensky (producer)
· Alicia Ybarbo (producer)
· Laura Treciokas (producer)
· Karen Troset (producer)
· Matt Carluccio (producer)
· Federico S. Quadrani (producer)
· Brian Balthazar (producer)
· Jamie Zozarro (producer)
· Amanda Marshall Kinsey
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2003)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1999)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1998)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken
· Katie Couric (host)
· Al Roker (host)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime TV HostToday (1952)· Al Roker
· Ann Curry
· Natalie Morales
· Savannah Guthrie
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2010)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Carmela Tripodi (line producer)
· Al Roker (co-host)
· Meredith Vieira (co-host)
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding InterviewDateline NBC (1992)· David Corvo (executive producer)
· Elizabeth Cole (executive editor)
· Tim Uehlinger (producer)
· Sean Reiss (editorial producer)
· Matt Zimmerman (editorial producer)
· Paul Nichols (additional producer)
· Billy Ray (additional producer)
· Bruce Burger (additional producer)
2009EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News MagazineDateline NBC (1992)· David Corvo (executive producer)
· Elizabeth Cole (executive editor)
· Joe Delmonico (producer)
· Matthew Glick (producer)
· Lauren Sugrue (producer)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2007)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Carmela Tripodi (coordinating producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Al Roker (co-host)
· Meredith Vieira (co-host)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2006)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Meredith Vieira (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowToday (1952)· Ann Curry
· Al Roker
· Meredith Vieira
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Special79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2005)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Long FormNBC News Special Report: The Death of Pope John Paul II (2005)· Mark Lukasiewicz (executive producer)
· Phil Alongi (senior broadcast producer)
· Bob Epstein (senior producer)
· Cliff Kappler (senior producer)
· Margie Lehrman (senior producer)
· Beth O'Connell (senior producer)
· Brian Williams (anchor)
· Tim Russert (correspondent)
· Peter Alexander (correspondent)
· Robert Bazell (correspondent)
· David Gregory (correspondent)
· Jim Maceda (correspondent)
· Keith Miller (correspondent)
· Kelly O'Donnell (correspondent)
· Stephen Weeke (producer)
· Joe Alicastro (producer)
· Brian Cavanagh (producer)
· Gene Choo (producer)
· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2002)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Special75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2001)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2000)· Brad Lachman (executive producer)
· Bill Bracken (producer)
· Katie Couric (co-host)
· Al Roker (co-host)
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite News Personality

TitleSalary
Today (1952)$25,000,000 /year (2012)
Today (1952)$13,000,000 /year (2009)
Today (1952)$12,000,000 /year (2007)

#Fact
1Is the only Today (1952) hosting member not to include his farewell remarks to Charles Osgood, when he departed from CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) in 2016.
2To date (2014), Matt is the longest serving host of Today (1952) followed by Katie Couric.
3His father's family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Romania and Poland). His mother's ancestry is English, as well as Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), German, and Dutch.
4September 11, 2000 - Sydney Australia for Olympic Games coverage for NBC's Today (1952). [2000]
5Working as co-host of NBC's Today (1952) through 2011. [April 2006]
6His wife, Annette Roque, filed for divorce in 2006, while she was pregnant with their third child, but withdrew the request after the couple underwent counseling.
7Has emetophobia which is an irrational fear of vomiting and mysophobia, a severe aversion to dirt and contamination.
8His grandfather, Art Gentry, was part of a popular vaudeville vocal quartet, Eton Boys (ak The Four Eton Boys).
9He and his wife, Annette, welcomed their third child, a boy named Thijs (pronounced "Tice") on November 28, 2006 in New York City. Thijs weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz.
10Signed a contract on April 11, 2006, which will provide him a salary of $13 million for the next five years.
11In 1982, he had a walk on role as a Gallery patron on the soap opera Another World (1964) while filming a behind-the-scenes look at the show for P.M. Magazine.
12When the war in Iraq began, Lauer was stationed in Qatar -- along with many other newscasters from around the world -- where he gave up-to-the-minute coverage on the event.
13Communications major at Ohio University from 1975 to 1979 before leaving for an internship. Completed degree work in 1997 and returned as commencement speaker at his own graduation.
14He and his wife, Annette welcomed their second child, a girl named Romy Lauer on October 2, 2003. She weighed 7lbs.
15Son Jack Matthew Lauer was born. Jack is Lauer's first child with wife Annette Roque. His birth weight was 7 lb 3 oz. Matt had to leave Today (1952) in the middle of the broadcast to join his wife for the birth of their son. [June 2001]
16Has a mild case of color-blindness.
17Has a fear of lightning which he has described as being a "concern.".
18Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]

#Quote
1(2013) Early on, I had five jobs in a row where I was either fired or canceled. One or two times you can say, "They don't know what they're talking about. They don't know talent when they see it." After the fifth time, if you don't look in the mirror and ask yourself some really serious questions about whether you're cut out to be in this business, you're an idiot.
2(2013) I've always liked the idea of walking into a cocktail party where there are different people and finding some connection with almost everybody in the room.
3(2013) I don't find anything comes out of getting in someone's face during an interview and screaming... When you have a sense that emotions are being used to manipulate, you have to jump in and cut it off. But when there's real, honest emotion coming out, like when Tom Cruise got worked up over his belief system on antidepressant drugs, you let that go because there's no replacing that reality. If you were to cut that off, you'd be doing your viewers a disservice. My job was to stay out of the way.
4(2013) I was always more interested in asking people about themselves than I was telling them about me.
5"I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?' " --People, May 1994.


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