Maria Menounos Net Worth

Net Worth $ 11,000,000
Real name Maria Menounos
Source of Wealth Movies, TV Shows
Profession Journalist, Actress
Spouse/Partner Keven Undergaro
Date of Birth Jun 8, 1978
Zodiac Gemini
Age 44
Gender Female
Pronoun She/Her
Height 173 cm / 5 ft 8 inch
Siblings Peter Menounos


Maria Menounos is an American TV presenter, actress, author, and professional wrestler.

She has had a long and devoted career as a journalist, hosting the entertainment TV news magazines "Extra" and "E! News," corresponding for "Today," "Access Hollywood," and launching "AfterBuzz TV," an after-show podcast featuring famous television shows such as "Game of Thrones," "Big Brother," "Desperate Housewives," and more.

Menounos has also been featured in "Fantastic Four," "Kickin' It Old Skool," and "Entourage."

In addition to her acting and journalistic career, Menounos has wrestling experience and serves as an ambassador for WWE.

Maria is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Every Girl's Guide To Life."

Her net worth is estimated at $11 million.

Upbringing, Career beginnings, and Becoming a journalist

Maria Menounos was born on June 8, 1978, in Medford, Massachusetts, United States, to Greek immigrant parents Costas and Litsa Menounos. Maria has one sibling, a younger brother named Peter.

She attended the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church and Medford High School in Medford.

Maria participated in many beauty pageants as a kid, winning Miss Massachusetts Teen USA in 1996. In 2000 she competed for the title of Miss Massachusetts USA and won second place.[1]

Maria enrolled at Emerson college but didn't finish it. Instead, she received the job offer of her dreams and got hired by Channel One News in Los Angeles.[2]

During her time on Channel One News, Maria covered numerous significant events and topics. She interviewed President George W. Bush and NATO aircrew members and reported about big natural disasters in 2001.

In 2002, Maria joined Entertainment Tonight and entered the entertainment world, reporting about movies, music, and fashion.

She continued her career in magazine journalism and, in 2005, joined "Access Hollywood."

Being on TV opened up many opportunities for Maria. She got a few more minor roles in the movies "Fantastic Four," "In the Land of Merry Misfits," and "Tropic Thunder," and a starring role in "Kickin' It Old Skool." [3]

She was also featured in the famous TV Series "One on One," "One Tree Hill," "Singled Out," and "Scrubs."

In 2008, while working for Access Hollywood, she became the first journalist to interview the entire Obama family.

She continued her career as a host in the coming years and hosted many reality shows like "The Real World" and "The Challenge."

On August 4, 2011, Maria joined Warner Bros.'s "Extra," and she signed a multi-year contract with E! Entertainment three years later.

Wrestling career

In 2009, Menounos made her in-ring debut in a six-diva tag team match on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She made more appearances with the promotion and has singled out several victories.

The Bella Twins and The Divas of Doom (Phoenix and Natalya) were defeated by Menounos, Eve Torres, and Kelly Kelly on December 11, 2011, at WWE Tribute to the Troops.

Teaming up with Kelly Kelly, Menounos wrestled Eva Torres and Phoenix again at WrestleMania XXVIII and singled out another victory.

She has hosted the WWE Hall of Fame red carpet pre-show for six consecutive years (2014-2019). Menounos has also appeared as a guest backstage interviewer for WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 32, and WrestleMania 33.

Personal Life

In 2017 the actress and TV presenter married the writer and producer Keven Undergaro.

Fun Facts

  • Menounos produced the independent film fairy tale "In the Land of Merry Misfits" while attending Emerson College when he was 17. The film's negative got stolen, and she never completed the film. However, her work on the film, and its director, helped her land reporting jobs at Channel One News and MTV (ET on MTV). Later, Menounos personally funded the restoration and recovery of the film, which had been narrated by John Waters and starred a diverse cast — including former WWE champion Bob Backlund, Josie Davis, and the B-movie star Randal Malone. Tribeca Film Festival premiered the film in 2007.
  • Menounos appeared in Jessica Simpson's music video for "A Public Affair."
  • She played in the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Huntington Beach Open in May 2008 but lost in the qualifying round.
  • Menounos appeared in the celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium on July 13, 2008.
  • She participated in the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars alongside Derek Hough. The couple finished in fourth place on May 15, 2012.
  • She is the author of the books: "The Everygirl's Guide to Life," "The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness," "The Everygirl's Guide to Cooking," "And Better Together."

To Sum Up

Besides being a famous TV face, Maria Menounos has an extensive career in journalism, acting, and professional wrestling.

Numerous movies and TV shows have featured her, and she has hosted events and television shows.

She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller "Every Girl's Guide To Life."

It is estimated that she has a net worth of $11 million.


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