Maria Shriver net worth: American journalist, activist, author and former first lady of California, Maria Shriver has a net worth of $100 million.
Maria Owings Shriver is an American Journalist, an author, former First Lady of California as well as a recognized Philanthropist who came to spotlight for being the better half of veteran actor and former mayor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She is best known for being the anchor of “The CBS Morning News” between 1989 and 2003.
Born on November 6, 1955 in Chicago to Eunice Mary Kennedy and Robert Sergeant Shriver Jr., Maria is the second and only female child among the five siblings. She is the niece of United States President John F. Kennedy. She earned a bachelor degree in American studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After completing her education, Maria tried out her luck in the television, mostly as an anchor and newsreader.
For her most noted works, she has co-anchored in ‘The CBS Morning News’ followed by NBC News. She was working as contributing anchor in NBC Dateline from 1989 but took unpaid leave in 2003, when her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, became a candidate of California recall election.
After Arnold won the election, Maria became the First Lady of California. After few months, she resigned from NBC due to conflict of interest. Apart from having a successful career as a television journalist and a filmmaker, Marina is also a reputed author. Till date, she has published six bestselling books, namely “What’s Heaven”, “Ten Things I wish I’d Known”, “What’s wrong with Timmy?”, “What’s happening to Grandpa”‘, “And one more thing before you go”, and “Just who will you be”. The royalties from these books have aided extensively to her net worth. She has also produced HBO documentary ‘The Alzheimer’s Project’ which earned her two Emmy Awards.
Maria is also a recognized philanthropist. She has been campaigning for people with intellectual disabilities. She is member of the International Board of Special Olympics that her mother founded. Being First Lady of California also helped her to aid more for the intellectually disabled people and has hired them in various state offices. Following that, she has also launched various projects like ‘A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything’, ‘A Women’s Nation Takes on Alzheirmer’s” and ‘A Woman’s Nation Pushes back from the Brink’ which adds extensively to her profile as a philanthropist.
Maria married former Mr Universe of Austria and a renowned action hero of Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger on April 26, 1986 in Massachusetts, at a Roman Catholic Church. They are parents to their four children, Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher Schwarzenegger.
In 2011, the couple divorced as it was revealed that Arnold had performed adultery with the housemaid and even had a child. Their divorce has reportedly given a financial benefit to Maria which must have helped her to pile up her net worth to $100 million in 2015. Maria has bought herself a $10 million villa which renders every lavishing luxury she wants. A keen enthusiast of luxury vehicles, Maria has been noted driving Mercedes Benz S class and an Audi A8.
Quick Facts about Maria Shriver
Full Name: Maria Owings Shriver
Profession: Author, journalist
Date of Birth: November 6, 1955
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Education: Georgetown University
Marital status: Divorced
Astrological sign: Scorpio