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Jerry Springer Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Jerry Springer worth? $75 million

How did Jerry Springer earn his money and wealth?

Jerry Springer is a multifaceted person, who is not only a TV presenter but also a former lawyer, politician, musician, actor and news presenter. He has been the host of “Jerry Springer”, a tabloid talk show since its debut in 1991. The show also began the “Jerry Springer Podcast” since 2015. He was born Gerald Norman “Jerry” Springer on February 13, 1944, in the London Underground Station of Highgate. He was born during World War II and the station was used as a shelter from German bombing. He was raised on Chandos Road, East Finchley. He immigrated to the United States along with his parents in 1949 and settles in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York. He studied at Forest Hills High School. In college, he majored in political science and earned a degree in 1965 from Tulane University. He later earned his J.D. in 1968 from Northwest University.

Springer from 1973 to 1985 was a partner in the law firm of Grinker, Sudman & Springer. He later became a political campaigner for Robert F. Kennedy. He joined Frost & Jacob, the Cincinnati law firm after the assassination of Kennedy in 1968. Springer forayed into politics when he ran for the Congress in 1970. In 1971 he was elected to the Cincinnati City Council. He served as a mayor for one year in 1977 when he was selected by the City Council.

Springer started out as a student of Tulane University which gave a boost to his broadcast career. While there, he presented the on WTUL New Orleans FM that was a progressive format college radio station. Even while he was the mayor of Cincinnati, WEBN FM continued to feature his commentaries under the banner “The Springer Memorandum”. They were extremely popular. This propelled Springer to become a political reporter and commentator on WLWT. Along with Norma Rashid, he became the number one news anchor at Cincinnati. “Jerry Springer” was developed by WLWT and debuted in September 1991. The show focused on political news as well as tabloidish sensationalism. They featured guests who were everyday people who have experienced adultery, prostitution, homosexuality, hate group membership, transvestism and other controversial situations. Such was the popularity of the show that by 1998 there were more than 6.7 million viewers.

Springer has hosted “America’s Got Talent” for two seasons. He has also hosted Miss World 2000 and Miss Universe 2008. He was the host of “Baggage”, a dating game show from 2010 to 2015.

Springer got married in 1973 to Micki Velton. They had one daughter Katie Springer who was born in 1976. Springer and his wife divorced in 1994. Springer is an ardent New York Yankees fan and can be seen from time to time at Yankee home games. Springer identifies himself as a Democrat.

What are the highest rated television shows of Jerry Springer?

  1. Jerry Springer: 5 May 1993 (1993) 9.7
  2. Jerry Springer: ‘Save’ My Lesbian Daughter (2008) 8.5
  3. Jerry Springer: The Sound and the Fury (2006) 8.5
  4. Jerry Springer: Real Girlfriend vs. Online Girlfriend (2018) 8.4
  5. Jerry Springer: Episode #1.1 (1991) 8.3

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