When people think about daytime talk shows, they immediately think of Ellen DeGeneres, although some bad press about Ellen"s attitude is ruining her previously good reputation. But there"s another long-running TV show that has captured everyone"s attention and that"s definitely The Jerry Springer Show.

Everyone remembers when Kris Jenner"s talk show lasted only one season and it"s easy to think of countless celebrities who weren"t able to make it in that scene. Jerry Springer is interesting because he became famous as a result of starring in his own show.

What is Jerry Springer"s net worth in 2020? He"s 76 years old now so let"s take a look at his fortune.




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$75 Million Net Worth

Jerry Springer"s net worth was $70 million and now his net worth in 2020 is $75 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Springer has been a staple on TV for a really long time and this is how he has made his money. He has his fairly recent show called Judge Jerry which started airing in the fall of 2019 and was given a season two in February 2020. According to CNN.com, Springer said that it felt great to have this new show as he studied law. He said, "For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable. My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years."


But, of course, The Jerry Springer Show is where he made the bulk of his income as it was on the air for 28 years. It premiered in 1991 and finished in July 2018. The show was actually all about politics at first, but as Celebrity Net Worth explains, the show deals "with tabloids news" and has ever since the middle of the 1990s. Since old episodes still air on the CW, it seems like he would make money from that as well. According to ET Online, Springer mentioned that when he was filming the show that made him famous, the pace of the schedule was pretty crazy. He shared, "Other people have come and talked about possible television projects, but I don"t know that I can maintain this schedule that... has been insane for all these years."


Political History

As mentioned, Jerry Springer has a political background, which might not be something that people know about him. In an interview, he said that he was once Cincinnati"s mayor and councilman. As he told Cjr.org, "When I couldn’t run again, NBC offered me a job to anchor their news on the NBC affiliate there in Cincinnati, figuring that if I had been a councilman and mayor for 10 years that I knew the city and therefore might have some credibility. So I never even thought about it, but they offered me the job and I didn’t know yet if I would run again for another office or something like that."


Springer said that he liked the idea of "political commentary" and he would anchor the news and then talk for two minutes about the news. Springer continued that once the show started talking about more "regular people," it became much more popular. When he has been interviewed, he explains himself in a very calm and humble way.

As he explained, "I’m less comfortable talking with celebrities, and we don’t permit celebrities on our show. I’ve always just talked to regular people because I’m just a regular schlub myself. I don’t have any particular talent. I think I’m a nice guy and I’m reasonably bright, but I don’t have a talent."


$8 Million Salary

According to Cheat Sheet, Springer received a salary of $8 million for The Jerry Springer Show. It"s definitely easy to see how that would add up and made his net worth so high, as there have been thousands of episodes.

According to Gazette Review, Springer was paid $5 million annually when the 1990"s were wrapping up. It was his contract in 2000 that really set him on the road to a high net worth. He got a contract for $30 million that lasted five years and meant that he got a salary of $5 million each year. For a while, he made the most money of anyone hosting a talk show, and then eventually Oprah made more than he did.


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76-year-old Jerry Springer has had a long and interesting career hosting The Jerry Springer Show for almost 30 years. Once he started making $5 million and then $8 million a year, his net worth really soared, and now in 2020, he has a net worth of $75 million. It"s impressive to see how successful he has been in the daytime talk show space as he even has a new show on the air.

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Aya Tsintziras is a freelance writer who writes about pop culture and TV. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. She loves coffee, reading, working out, and watching TV. She lives in Toronto with her husband.


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