Maria Shriver is an American journalist, member of the Kennedy family, author, and former First Lady of California whose net worth is estimated to be $200 million.
Even though she has earned name and fame for her work as a journalist and author, she is popular for being the ex-wife of American actor, film producer, and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Almost a decade back in 2011, Maria and Arnold have filed for separation and their legal separation was finalized yesterday on 28th December 2021.
The couple built their net worth of around $400 million before divorce and it is not yet clear if they have divided their marital assets in equal proportion.
Everything About Maria Shriver and her Net Worth
During her professional career as a Journalist, Maria received numerous awards like Emmys, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award, and a Peabody Award.
Maria Shriver belongs to the Kennedy family. Her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the sister of former US president John F Kennedy. She is presently working as a special anchor for the American broadcast television network NBC News.
The major contribution to her net worth is because of her association with the Kennedy family and proceeds received as part of the divorce settlement with Arnold.
Maria Shriver’s Early Life:
Maria Owings Shriver was born in the year 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of famous politician Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, an activist and member of the royal Kennedy family.
Shriver saw her uncle John. F. Kennedy win US presidential election while growing up and after two years she witnessed the horror of the assassination of her uncle.
Maria Shriver’s Career:
In 1972 when her father was campaigning for the Vice Presidential elections, Maria became passionate about journalism. Post completion of her graduation she began her career with CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and through the years she was elevated as co-anchor of “The CBS Morning News.”
She left CBS news to join NBC as co-anchor for the morning news and talk program “Sunday Today” for three years from 1987 to 1990. She later hosted shows like “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC.” In 2003, when she became the First Lady of California she returned back to journalism but later decided to step down because of a potential conflict of interest.
She vowed never to return back to the journalism industry as she was totally disillusioned with American media after the demise of Anna Nicole Smith. However, she joined NBC in the year 2013 as a special anchor focussing on women’s issues in America.
Maria also featured in movies like “Last Action Hero” and TV series like “That’s So Raven.” She is also the author of many books like “I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life”, “What’s heaven” and many others.
Investments in Real Estate:
Maria Shriver has business interests in the real estate market. She purchased a house worth $10-million in Brentwood that is built across an area of 11,000-square-foot with secure parking and a swimming pool.