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Maria Shriver Net Worth - How Much Has She Made from Her Journalism Career?

Heisenberg Published On Thu Feb 27 2020   Modified On Thu Feb 27 2020
Maria Shriver Net Worth - How Much Has She Made from Her Journalism Career?

Here are all the details you need to know about the net worth of the American journalist and author Maria Shriver.

Maria Shriver, in her career as a journalist, worked for various news channels as a news reporter and correspondent. She was inspired to get into the field of broadcast journalism after she got sent back to the back of the campaign plane with the press corps while volunteering for her father's 1972 U.S. vice presidential race, calling these orders 'the best thing that ever happened to me.'

Maria Shriver, the ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a famous American journalist and author.

Maria Shriver, the ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a famous American journalist and author.
Source: Forbes

Maria Shriver, who is believed to have undergone plastic surgery, worked with various news channels and journalists during her career in the field. She started at KYW-TV as a news anchor, then worked at 'The CBS Morning News' as a co-anchor at NBC News from 1986 to 2004 and again returned in 2013 where she is working to date.

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Maria, who currently dates Matthew Dowd, took a short break from her journalism career during the time period from 2003 to 2011, when her then-husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, became the Governor of the state of California. In the course of her term as the First Lady of California, she initiated several social reforms and women empowerment programs like raising awareness of the contributions of women to the state, working on practical solutions to end cycles of poverty, and encouraging all Californians to engage in acts of service to their communities. 

Maria Shriver is a former First Lady of California.

Maria Shriver is a former First Lady of California.
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Many of you must be here to learn about how much bank-balance the 64-year-old made throughout her years as a news anchor and reporter. Here in this article, we present to you the complete and accurate information on the net worth of the journalist and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver. Keep on reading the article to find out.

What is the Net Worth of Maria Shriver?

As per the report by The Richest, Maria Shriver, from her career as a journalist in many top news channels, accumulated an estimated net worth of $100 million. In the sections below, we break down Maria's individual earnings from her associations with the media houses and companies. 

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Maria's Inception Into Journalism by Starting at KYW-TV

Maria Shriver took the first step in her journey into journalism by beginning working with KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her time there from 1978 to 1985, she made an average of $70,000 per year.

Maria Worked Briefly at the CBS

Afterward, she went to CBS channel where she presented 'The CBS Morning News' along with the co-anchor Forrest Sawyer from August 1985 until August 1986. She got a total of $80,000 in her one year time there.

Her Major Journalism Career at the NBC News

Maria Shriver worked as a co-anchor in the 'Sunday Today' edition of the NBC News from 1987 until 1990. She also served as Saturday anchor 1989 and Sunday 1990 of 'NBC Nightly News.'

NBC Digest News Maria Schriver May 1988

Subsequently, Maria became a contributing anchor on 'Dateline NBC' from 1992 to 2004. Then from 2004 to 2011, she took an unpaid leave of absence from NBC News after her husband Arnold became the Governor of California. She returned in 2013, and since then, she is working there to date.

Maria Shriver earned an average of $200,000 per annum during her time with NBC.

Maria Shriver's Divorce Settlement from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger separated in 2011, after 25 years of marriage.

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger separated in 2011, after 25 years of marriage.
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011 after 25 years of marriage. The couple share four children in total. According to Wealthy Gorilla, she walked away with $250 million from her separation with Arnold and obtained the legal custody of their children. 

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