Maria Shriver is a critically acclaimed media personality, writer, and philanthropist. She has two Emmy Awards and one Academy of Television Arts Awards so far. Moreover, she served the people of California alongside her ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger as their Governor between 2003 to 2011, under the Democratic Party.
Shriver is also the niece of the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963. JFK was her mother’s brother. Additionally, Maria is the founder of the Alzheimer Association, which won the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Get to know about Maria Shriver Net worth and meet her boyfriend, Matthew Dowd.
Maria Shriver Net Worth
Maria Shriver’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. She has been a journalist since 1977, and she is still a substitute anchor on NBC 44 years later. According to research, news anchors on NBC make anything ranging from 37,000 to $207,000 per year. She had written a couple of books like What’s Heaven? published in 1999 and 10 Things I Wish I’d Known published in 2000, which go for $14.99 and $12.99 respectively.
Maria and Arnold separated; however, Arnold had tried very much to avoid the separation. Maria was facing a lot of troubles in her married life with Arnold. Hence, she, with her children, left their $12 million mansions in Brentwood, Los Angeles. They all did not want to continue living with Arnold. Maria and Arnold did not have a prenuptial agreement, and hence, they shared a fortune of $400 between them.
It is not clear how much Maria got out of the settlement, but she got a handsome amount of cash because she had the upper hand with Schwarzenegger’s infidelity. After their separation, Maria bought a lavish villa mansion worth $12 million. She also decided to gift two of her children with Mansions worth $2 Million and $3 million to live closer together.
Maria Shriver Is Dating a Boyfriend, Matthew Dowd
Maria met Arnold Schwarzenegger through Tom Brokaw at a tennis tournament hosted by her mother in 1977. However, they didn’t start dating until 1982. The couple tied the knot back in the mid-80s at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church.
They welcomed their first child Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt, in 1989. Later, she gave birth to Christina in 1991, Patrick in 1993, and lastly Christopher in 1997. Arnold was always secretive with a lot of his affairs. In 1997, he didn’t mention to his wife that he needed to get an open-heart surgery.
Even in 2003, when he was about to run for Governor of California, Maria did not know until the very last minute. After serving for his two terms as Governor, Arnold was one day confronted by Maria.
He revealed that he had a child named Joseph Baena. Joseph was the result of an affair with their housekeeper. Remarkably, this was just five days after Maria gave birth to Christopher in 1997. This was truly like something out of a soap opera because Schwarzenegger confessed and admitted to having had an affair with the housemaid, Mildred.
Although Arnold found out about this when the boy was about eight years old, he kept it a secret from Maria. He also sent the housekeeper child support in secret. Maria sought a separation after nearly 25 years together. Later on, Arnold, in his autobiography, confessed that he cheated on Maria. Arnold was dating Actress Brigitte Nielsen while he was still together with Maria.
It seems like it was a pattern. Shriver decided to move on past her marriage with her ex, and she started dating Schwarzenegger’s former political consultant Mathew Dowd. They were together for almost five years before Maria announced in 2017 that she was single again.