Maria Shriver, who is a world known TV news reporter, To reach this stage, she has come a long way. Today, she is a journalist, author, TV producer, screenwriter, philanthropist, and a voice actor. Now, you can assume how she has racked up such a high net worth. Let’s have a quick overview of her profile, profession, and the net worth. Let’s find out more about how much is Maria Shriver’s net worth in 2018.
Born on November 6, 1955, in Illinois, Chicago, Maria Shriver is a member of Kennedy family. Her father Sargent Shriver was a politician, and diplomat and her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver was an advocate. She is the niece of the most popular figures from Kennedy family John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
She did her early education from Westland Middle School, Maryland before receiving the bachelor degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1977. After that, she has found her way and just one year later, started her career as a news writer. The same year, she met her soul mate Arnold Schwarzenegger, a popular action hero and Austrian bodybuilder.
After dating for almost 7-8 years, the couple got married in 1986. They have four children. Unfortunately, their 25-year-long marriage met an end in 2011 when Maria had discovered that her husband Schwarzenegger had an affair and a son with their housekeeper more than a decade ago. They both officially announced their divorce in January 2011 and shocked the world.
Having a reputed family background helped Maria launch her career easily. Just after her graduation, she began her career at Baltimore’s WJZ- TV as a news writer. Here, she excelled in her skills and even produced some shows. After working five years for Baltimore’s WJZ- TV, she became a national reporter at CBS News. After three years in 1986, she moved to NBC. Here, she garnered a lot of fame as an anchor for ‘Main Street.’ She served for NBC for next four years then she started her own hosting series named ‘First person with Maria Shriver’ which reaped her popularity.
The best was yet to come for her and it came in 2003 when she became ‘The first lady of California’. Consequently, she resigned from NBC and stepped into advocating for social issues. Today, Maria is an advocate for many charitable organizations including ‘Best Buddies’. Maria also supported the completion of HBO documentary ‘The Alzheimer project to Television’ which bagged two Emmy awards. Then, she tried her hands as an author and gained huge success. Her book ‘Ten things I wish I’d known before I went in to a real world’ was a smash hit. Presently, she is an active journalist and author.
Awards & Achievements
Maria Shriver is a successful lady. She tried her hands in many professions and gained enormous success as well as prestigious awards. She majorly won awards for her journalism. She won two Emmy awards, one in 2009 and another one in 2015. In 2009, she won for ‘exceptional merit in nonfiction special,’ and in 2015, it was for the outstanding news discussion & analysis. She was also nominated for IDA award for the limited series ‘The Alzheimer Project.’
Net worth of Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver has a staggering net worth of $100 million. She is involved in many professions, so such a giant net worth isn’t a big deal for her. Journalism is the major source of her income. After that, her books add up a huge chunk to her net worth. Over the years, she has established herself as a successful writer. Her six best-selling books are estimated to have made her nearly $10 million. The award-winning journalist owns a luxurious mansion in Los Angeles worth $12.2 million where she lives with her kids.
Though Maria Shriver is today a 62-year-old woman, she gives a hard run to the other celebrities when it comes to net worth. Her net worth is likely to be same in 2018 as she is very successful as an author and journalist.