Early Life Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944, in London, England. His family migrated to the United States when he was five years old and settled in Queens, New York. Jerry attended Forest Hills High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and a law degree from Northwestern University.
Political Career Jerry Springer started his political career in 1970 when he was elected to the Cincinnati City Council. In 1977, he became the mayor of Cincinnati and held the position until 1978. He attempted to run for governor of Ohio in 1982 but was defeated in the primary election.
Television Career Jerry Springer began his television career in 1991 when he started hosting "The Jerry Springer Show." The show quickly became known for its outrageous topics, controversial guests, and fistfights. The show ran for 27 seasons before ending in 2018.
Other Television Appearances In addition to hosting "The Jerry Springer Show," Jerry has appeared on many other television shows, including "Dancing with the Stars," "America's Got Talent," and "The Steve Wilkos Show." He has also made cameo appearances in movies such as "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" and "The Ringmaster."
Personal Life Jerry Springer has been married twice and has one daughter. He married his first wife, Micki Velton, in 1973, and they divorced in 1994. He married his second wife, former model and producer Nancy Campbell, in 1976. They separated in 2018 but have not yet divorced.
Law Degree Before Jerry Springer became a television host, he was a practicing lawyer. He earned his law degree from Northwestern University in 1968 and worked as a campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy.
Net Worth Jerry Springer is estimated to have a net worth of $60 million, primarily from his work as a television host and his appearances in movies and television shows.
Musical Career In addition to his work on television, Jerry Springer has also pursued a career in musical theater. He has appeared in productions of "Chicago," "The Rocky Horror Show," and "Hairspray."
Controversies "The Jerry Springer Show" has been the subject of controversy throughout its run. Critics have accused the show of exploiting vulnerable people and promoting violence. The show has also been accused of perpetuating negative stereotypes and promoting unhealthy relationships.
Charitable Work Despite the controversies surrounding his show, Jerry Springer has been involved in many charitable organizations over the years. He has supported organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the United Negro College Fund, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.