Who is Jerry Springer and what is his net worth 2018? Jerry Springer is a television presenter who has appeared in many TV shows in his career. He is also a former musician, actor, and news presenter. Springer was previously a lawyer and politician. He has hosted a number of events like Miss Universe 2008, Miss World 2000, and WWE RAW. He is also the executive producer of the show ‘The Steve Wilkos Show’. He was also a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2006. In his career, Springer has appeared in a number of television shows. He was the host of America’s Got Talent for two seasons.
Gerald Norman “Jerry” Springer was born on February 13, 1944, in London, England. He was born to parents Richard Springer and Margot Springer. His mother was a bank clerk and his father owned a shoe shop. He was raised in Chandos Road, East Finchley. In 1949, the Springer family settled in the United States. He then went to Forest Hills High School in New York. He was interested in news and current events after he witnessed John F. Kennedy at the age of 12.
In 1965, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in political science from Tulane University. Three years later, Springer received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Tulane University. From 1973-1985, he became a partner of a law firm called ‘Grinker, Sudman & Springer’. He then became the adviser of a political campaign to Robert F. Kennedy. Following the death of Kennedy, Springer joined the law firm called ‘Frost & Jacobs’.
In 1973, Jerry Springer got married to Micki Velton. The couple has a daughter named Katie Springer. Springer divorced Velton in 1994. He is an ardent fan of the New York Yankees and has appeared in many of their games.
In 1970, Jerry Springer unsuccessfully ran for Congress. From 1971 to 1974, he was elected to the Cincinnati city council. In 1982, he was unsuccessful in the Democratic party nomination. He was recruited as a commentator and political reporter of WLWT. He successfully hosted the show for many years. In 1991, he became the host of ‘The Jerry Springer Show’.
It became a popular show and had more than 6 million viewers by 1998. A similar version of the show called ‘Springer Show’ was telecasted in the UK in 2005. He then became the host of America’s Got Talent for two seasons. In 2005, he hosted the radio show called ‘Springer on the Radio’. In 2008, he became the host of the 2008 Miss Universe pageant. Prior to this he already hosted the Miss World 2000 & 2001 contest.
In February 2010, Springer became the guest host of WWE Raw. In the same year, he hosted ‘Baggage’ on GSN. He then went on to host shows like ‘Price is Right to Live!’, ‘Investigation Discovery’, and ‘The Adam Carolla Show’. He has also hosted many shows in the UK. He has also appeared in much other television series.
Jerry Springer has won 10 local Emmy Awards when he was working with WLWT-TV. In 2001, he won the Golden Apple Award.
Jerry Springer Net Worth
Jerry Springer has hosted many TV shows and events. He also was a commentator, lawyer, and a politician. Jerry Springer’s net worth is an estimated $50 million. This wealth comes from his hosting career in the United States, United Kingdom, and Cuba. He has also hosted his podcast on JerrySpringer.com.
He was the host of ‘This Morning’ in UK’s ITV. Some of his appearances in TV shows include ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘Nothing But the Truth’, ‘The Friday Night Project’, ‘Roseanne’, ‘The X-Files’, and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’. In 1995, he released the album entitled ‘Dr. Talk’. He is the executive producer of the show ‘The Steve Wilkos Show’.
Jerry Springer prefers to keep his personal life unexposed. He gave a commencement address at the Northwestern University School of Law in May 2008. He has appeared in some movies like ‘The Defender’ and ‘Ringmaster’. He is only the second American host to travel Cuba. He resigned from the Cincinnati city council after hiring a prostitute in 1974.