Fortune explored as ‘Maury Show’ ends after 31 years
The long-running daytime television show, Maury, hosted by Maury Povich, is ending after 31 years. The show would end its production this season. However, it will continue to air repeats in syndication.
The talk show, which discusses social issues and other family issues of the show’s guests with studio audiences, began airing in 1991 as The Maury Povich show. It was later renamed Maury in 1998.
Net Worth of Maury Povich
The net worth of former journalist and news anchor, Maury Povich, combined with his wife and fellow artist, Connie Chung, is estimated to be around $80 million.
Born January 17, 1939, in Washington and raised in a Jewish family, Povich graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in television journalism in 1962.
He started his career in radio but moved to television in 1966, where he began his career as a sports commentator. He first did a few shows, but rose to fame in 1986 as the host of A topical matter. He hosted the show until 1990 before working as a host on Maury in 1991. The 83-year-old was reportedly paid an impressive $14 million a year for hosting the show.
In addition to hosting the talk show, Povich has appeared in a number of movies, animated series, and television shows including, how I Met Your MotherThe Jack and Triumph Show, Madea’s Big Happy Family, The Imagemaker, The Swinger, Twenty One, among many others.
He even owns a clothing company, a production company, promotion companies and is also a publisher.
In terms of real estate, Povich and his wife bought a 12,500 square foot home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, for $9 million. The 1929 house with a brick-style house construction includes a koi pond, swimming pool, gazebo, gardens and a roof terrace.
According to Us Magazine, the couple also own a ranch in Montana and have even bought and sold properties in various locations along the East Coast.
Povich has helped many families resolve family feuds and announce paternity test results. The show was renewed two years ago for the 2021-2022 television season. In May 2016, the talk show celebrated its 3,000th episode, but the show will now mark the end of an era, leaving fans emotional.