About Maury Povich
Maurice Richard Povich, better known as Maury Povich, is an American television personality. He is currently hosting a tabloid talk show entitled Maury. Maurice started his professional career in the early 1960s and gained nationwide recognition as a host of A Current Affair, television newsmagazine produced by 20th Century Fox. As for 2013, Maury Povich net worth is estimated at $20 million and his annual salary amounts to more than half of this sum: $13 million.
Maurice was born in Washington D.C., in a family of Ethyl and Shirley Povich. His father was a prominent journalist, columnist for The Washington Post and an author of several books, such as Washington Senators and All These Mornings. Despite his professional achievements, Sheryl’s fortune never came close to Maury Povich net worth. Nathan Povich, the father of Sheryl, immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in the late 19th century. Following his graduation from London School Maurice enrolled at University of Pennsylvania, where he studied television journalism.
Maury Povich net worth started to grow in the early 1960s when he landed a job at WWCD radio station. In 1966, while still keeping his position on the radio, Maury started working as a sportscaster for WTTG-TV. The following year he started hosting a talk show Panorama, which brought him a widespread recognition. During the period 1977-1983 Povich has worked in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, before briefly settling back in Washington D.C.
In 1986 Maury moved to New York, were Rupert Murdoch, the new owner of Metromedia TV station, offered him to host a television newsmagazine A Current Affair. For those who have not heard much about Rupert, he’s one of the most influential men in media business, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the second-largest media conglomerate in the world, News Corporation. Compared to Murdoch’s fortune, Maury Povich net worth seems miserable: the media mogul owns capital and assets worth $8.3 billion. A Current Affair received mixed evaluations. Some has deemed it to be a tabloid infotainment program, while the others considered it a successful attempt to balance both entertaining and informative content.
In 1991 the millionaire started hosting The Maury Povich Show, currently known as Maury. As for 2013, the program has been running for 22 seasons. The monthly paychecks he receives for hosting this show are responsible for the majority of Maury Povich net worth. This spring his contract was extended for three more seasons. What about his personal life? In 1962, right after graduation from University of Pennsylvania, Maurice married Phyllis Minkoff. The couple divorced after more than 15 years together. In 1984 Povich married his former colleague, a journalist Connie Chung. The two are still living together today.