Facts of Matt Lauer
|Full Name||Matthew Todd Lauer|
|Birth Name||Matthew Todd Lauer|
|Profession||Former News Anchor|
|Birth City||New York|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Father Name||Jay Robert Lauer|
|Father Profession||Company Executive|
|Mother Name||Marilyn Lauer|
|Mother Profession||Boutique Owner|
|Relation With||Nancy Alspaugh (1982-1988)|
|No Of Children||3|
|Sibilings||April Lauer Stone|
|Date of Birth||December 29,1957|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Actor Matt Lauer?
Matt Lauer is an American former TV news anchor who is estimated to have a net worth of $60 million as of 2020.
Lauer worked as the co-host of NBC's Today show from 1997 to 2017 as well as a contributor for Dateline NBC. While working for NBC, Matt hosted the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1998 to 2017 and even co-hosted the opening ceremonies of Olympic Games several times.
Net Worth of $60 Million- Income Sources, Earnings, And Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matt owns an estimated net worth of $60 million as of August 2019. He generated his massive wealth from his career as a television host for NBC.
As per sources, he received $12 million as the annual salary from Today in 2007 which eventually grew to be $13 million in 2009. Similarly, he was reported to make $28 million annually at the peak of his career.
Did You Know? Lauer signed a $25 million contract deal with NBC News.
Short Career Highlights
Matt began his hosting career right after his college days. He became the co-host of PM Magazine in several cities like Richmond from 1980-81, Providence from 1981-84 and later New York City from 1984-86.
He joined the NBC in 1992 as co-anchor of the early weekday news show, Today in New York on the network station WNBC. The following year, he co-anchored alongside Sue Simmons in Live at Five eventually becoming a permanent anchor leaving the morning shift.
He then became the newsreader on The Today Show from 1992 to 1993. Later, he co-hosted Weekend Today, NBC News program, NBC News at Sunrise (1992 to 1997). In the similar way, he also hosted programming on Discovery Channel and MSNBC.
From 1998 to 2009, Matt hosted an annual five-day globe-spanning adventure called Where in the World is Matt Lauer? and has broadcast from various locations including Easter Island, Panama Canal, and even Bhutan.
Moreover, Matt co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games like:
- Opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics
- 2010 Winter Olympics
- 2012 Summer Olympics
- 2014 Winter Olympics
- 2016 Summer Olympics
On 13th November 2016, Matt signed a new contract with a yearly salary of $20 million up to 2018.
But the channel announced that Matt Lauer has been termination on 29th November 2017. He was accused of sexually harassing an unidentified female NBC employee during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Later, NBC acknowledged three additional cases from 2000 to 2007. Matt apologized for his actions saying the whole accusations may not be right but there is enough truth in there stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.
In addition, he appeared as himself in the 2009 film Land of the Lost, hosted Sesame Street alongside his daughter Romy, and appeared in The Greatest American.
Endorsements, Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, And Expenses
Matt also earns a decent sum of money from his endorsements deals and sponsorship. Unlike other celebrities, Lauer is not active in social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.
Over the years, Matt and his wife have purchased and sold several properties and houses. He purchased a 6.3 acres 14,000 sq.ft mansion with 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, for $36.5 million, whereas, some sources reports it was bought for $33 million.
Similarly, he also owns a 40 acres horse farm worth $3.5 million located nearby his $36.5 million worth mansion.
Previously, Matt and his family lived in their Hamptons mansion worth $17.5 million. The house include 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.
Moreover, they also owned an 3,500 sq.ft apartment in New York City with 3-4 bedrooms and 4/5 bathrooms. The apartment was listed in the market for $7.5 million.
He is Fond of Expensive Cars
Similarly, he rides around expensive cars like Jeep Wrangler which cost around $28,000, Range Rover which cost $89,000, and other.
Tax, Insurance, And Charity
With a massive property empire, he surely pays a hefty sum of money for his tax payment. But the details are not out yet.
Talking about his charities, he associates with different charities including:
1. Breast Cancer Research Foundation
2. Red Cross
3. The Doe Fund
5. Cancer Research Institute
6. Elton John AIDS Foundation
Similarly, during hosting the 2015 Emmy's with popular TV show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, Matt promised that he would donate the certain amount of money to the charity if the winner would thank him during their winning speech. Later, that night he raised $70,000.
Matt Lauer's Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Dad, and Relationship
Matthew Todd Lauer was born on 30th December 1957, in New York, New York, the United States, to parents Marilyn Lauer, and Jay Robert Lauer. He holds American nationality and has Romanian Jewish ethnic ancestry.
He went to nearby high school and later earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University in 1997. He then went to Scripps College of Communication but later dropped out to pursue his television career.
Marriage, Wife, And Kids
Matt is currently married to Dutch Model Annette Roque whom he first met in July 1997 on a blind date.
The duo eventually began dating and Matt proposed to Roque and exchanged their wedding vows on 3rd October 1998 in Bridgehampton, New York.
Together they share three children: Jack (b. on 26th June 2001), Romy (b. on 2 October 2003), and Thijs (b. on 28 November 2006).
However, due to personal reasons, the couple filed for divorce recently. Reports claim, Matt is said to pay $20 million as a divorce settlement to his soon-to-be-ex-wife Annette Roque. Initially, Luer was put forward to pay a sum of around $50 million that accounted his Hamptons estate and $25 million in cash.
Previously, he was married to Nancy Alspaugh who is a television producer. The couple got married on 17th July 1982 and divorced in 1988.
Age & Height
Matt will turn 62 years old in December. He is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall in height.