Matt Lauer’s Net Worth, Salary, NBC, Allegations, Married, and Divorced

Published Date   10th Mar. 2017, 09:33 am  Update Date: February 26th, 2018  05:25 pm
Matt Lauer’s Net Worth, Salary, NBC, Allegations, Married, and Divorced
Quick Info
Birth Name: Matthew Todd Lauer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Father: Robert Lauer
Mother: Marilyn Lauer
Spouse: Nancy Alspaugh (divorced), Annette Roque
Height: 5 feet 11 inch (1.8 m)
Weight: 167 lbs
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 30/12/1957
Age: 65 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $60 Million

Matt Lauer is an American News Anchor famous in the industry for his excellent presenting skill. He gained the huge reputation for his show (The Today Show) in NBC. His successful professional career in NBC also helped to gain Matt Lauer’s net worth.

Though Lauer had gained a lot from the starting phase, he was fired from the NBC shows in November 2017 with a credible allegation of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Early Life and Education 

Matthew Todd Lauer was born in New York City, New York, USA on December 30, 1957. He is the single child of Robert Lauer and Marilyn Lauer. He spent his childhood in New York. Later in 1974, he moved to Ohio in order to pursue his further educational career.

He joined Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and majored in communications till 1979. Then in 1997 he completed his degree level and performed as the commencement speaker at his own graduation.


After graduation, he moved to West Virginia to pursue journalism internship at WOWK-TV. By 1980, he began his career as an air reporter. Successively he spent the whole year concerning with various reporting gigs, magazines, and short-lived shows too.

In 1986 he appeared in the television show Fame, Fortune, and Romance as a host and worked for one year. The following year, he worked for the Talk of the Town Host and subsequently made numerous appearance as the television personality.

Next, after gathering several experience and qualification he joined WNBC-TV in 1992. Some of the major shows he covered are Today in New York (1992-1994) and evening newscast Live at Five (1993-1996) as a co-anchor.

Later, he joined NBC News in 1992 and made his debut performance in shows Weekend Today and NBC News at Sunrise and worked till 1997. Moreover, his work includes Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2010), Today (1996-2017), 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2017), and many more.

Matt Lauer’s Downturn

Matt is the wealthiest and successful man with an excellent presentation skill. He is always appreciated for his performance. But, suddenly his misconduct disclosed in the media which slightly lowered him down and down.

According to Variety, NBC fired Matt, a stunning performer, citing inappropriate sexual conduct in light of the detailed statement provided by another current cast of the Show.

Later, more than 10 current and former employees including Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb also stated his misconduct towards them.

After the collection of detailed information about Matt’s misbehavior in the workplace, NBC fired him stating we are unaware of what was happening from past days, but whatever happened it was a clear violence against the company’s standard.


As an actor, he has 15 credits in the industry. Some of his work include The Howard Stern Show (1987), The Beaver (2011), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Zoolander 2 (2016), and so on.

Bearing Suspended on Twitter (2017), Extra (2015-18), Entertainment Tonight (2010-2018) are some of Matt’s archived footage.

Net Worth

Matt Lauer worked for several cable networks and gained good compliments too. However, he gained more from NBC and listed as the richest men in the television making a reasonable sum of $100 million from the show.

During his early career to NBC, he signed a contract with NBC in 2012 that paid him $25 million per year. Matt is an anchor but he is also an actor thus we can estimate Lauer’s worth crossed $100 million or even more.

In the meantime, Matt Lauer’s net worth was peaking heights along with his name and fame. He was the wealthiest television personality. For the show Today, Lauer’s salary was $12,000,000, $13,000,000, $25,000,000 per year in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.

In 2016, he was listed at the Forbes as the fifth-highest paid TV host. In 2018, he was about to make a contract with news Today of $20 million but since 2017 he is under shade. Matt Lauer’s net worth, as of Feb 2018, is estimated to be $60 million, according to Money.


Matthew and his wife had bought and sold numerous homes in Hamptons during the time.

Matt Lauer's Net Worth, Salary

Image Source: Curbed Hamptons

Matt Lauer’s house in North Heaven valued $36.5 million

The couple has a 12-bedroom waterfront house in North Heaven worth of $36.5 million, which they bought in 2016 from actor Richard Gere.

Further, Matt and his ex-wife Annette owned 40-acre Bright Side Farm for a world-class-horse training facility. He also has $17.995 worth mansion in the hamlet of Sag Harbor. Besides that Lauer also has a small waterfront cottage in the area of $3.5 million.

Personal Life

Matt is married twice. His first wife was Nancy Alspaugh. The couple was tied in a knot as a husband and wife on 17 July 1982. But after sharing the common roof for six years the lovers separated in 1988.

Following the split with the first wife, he married Annette Roque on 3 October 1988. The duo has three children named Jack Matthew Lauer (son), Romy Lauer (daughter), and Thijs Lauer (son) till now.

As Matt’s sexual allegation rise in the industry and NBC fired him, Annette was likely to file divorce. However, his ex-wife Nancy is still supporting Lauer.

Matt’s Personal Facts

Matt has a height of  5 feet 11 inch (1.8 m) and body weight 167 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Once he has a mild problem of color blindness. Matt fears of lightning.

He was active on the social pages like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. But he deleted all of his accounts following several allegations and sexual harassment against him.

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