Jerry Springer Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, Awards, and Marital Life.
Jerry Springer Net Worth 2020 – Like most stars, Jerry Springer’s extraordinary kind of life started out as an ordinary humble beginning with his family.
Push down the anxiety of wanting to know more about his popular show, because there is a whole lot more to find out.
Jerry Springer refused to lay low after greatly dramatic inception. He proved himself a go-getter who would pursue his dreams despite being faced with challenges of having an already tarnished image.
Jerry Springer Net Worth
Jerry Springer is an English-born American television presenter who has a net worth of $60 million dollars.
Biography of Jerry Springer
He was born Gerald Norman Springer in London, England, in 1944 into a Jewish family muddled amid the horrors of the Holocaust that rocked Europe during the Second World War.
The struggling family tried to escape at the time and finally succeeded in migrating to the United States when Jerry was only 5.
Settling in the US, his parents; Richard and Margot Springer, saw that he got an education. He was enrolled at Forest Hills High School in Queens, New York, where his family settled.
Jerry who initially had an interest in politics, attained all levels of education including the tertiary when he graduated as a political scientist from Tulane University in 1965.
He added a law degree to his credentials after he earned it from Northwestern University in the year 1968.
Commencing his political quest, he became a member of the Democratic Party where he campaigned for Senator Robert Kennedy.
This was after he partnered with associates Grinker and Sudman to run a law firm from 1973 to 1985. After Kennedy was assassinated, Springer linked up with the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs.
His political career rose to the next level when he was made the Mayor of Cincinnati in 1977, following an overwhelming landslide victory.
He didn’t just come out of the blues to become the Mayor of Cincinnati; Jerry was elected as a member of the Cincinnati city council in 1971.
His glory days as the Mayor, however, came to an end in 1981 after some past skeletons fell out of the cupboard and damaged his reputation.
Jerry’s escapade of patronizing a sex worker and paying in cheque came back to haunt him to the point of disfiguring his bright political career after the affairs were revealed by the local press.
Jerry Springer’s Career
It was 1991 that Springer’s eponymous TV show kicked off. The show which was initially a longer version of commentaries and a mimic of a popular talk show The Phil Donahue Show, metamorphosed into an extraordinary sensation with a whole new and thrilling package every episode.
Guests on the show ranged from individuals soaked in accumulated rage from broken relationships and family disputes to other controversial matters, it was a platform for them to publicly trash out their differences.
Trashing here refers to violent confrontations which could lead to smashing and battering without the presence of on-set security personnel.
To some viewers, it was a mini ‘Wrestlemania’ where wrestlers (enraged families, individuals) brawled their way to a not so certain consensus with a slight regulation from a referee (Jerry Springer).
The rough and ignominious nature of the program not only attracted millions of viewers but pushed its ratings above other prominent shows including Oprah Winfrey’s show.
Another version of the show themed with a lighter approach was also aired in the UK in 2005. This was still a smash hit despite its modifications.
Jerry Springer’s Awards
Springer was listed as TV best anchor back to back for five years by readers of Cincinnati Magazine. He was awarded seven local Emmy awards for his political commentaries in the 1980s.
Springer was also listed as one of the world’s 10 Most Fascinating People by Barbara Walters in 1998.
Jerry may be a broadcaster but he never broadcasts his family or personal business. For him, the family is and should be personal.
However, the prying eyes of the media are able to grasp that the media personality got married in 1973 to Micki Velton.
He met Velton when she was working as a staff of Proctor and Gamble; things grew from platonic friendship to a romantic experience and the two tied the knot.
However, in 1994, the couple got divorced. Their union saw the birth of a daughter named Katie Springer.
Sources say that Springer has not been married since his divorce with Velton.