Who Has the Higher Net Worth: Al Roker or Deborah Roberts?
Today Show weatherman Al Roker and news anchor Deborah Roberts have been married for over 25 years. Though they work in the same industry they have maintained a loving and caring relationship. Communication has been key to their success.
But who has the higher net worth of the pair, Roker or Roberts?
How did Al Roker and Deborah Roberts meet?
Though they have an enduring love story, Roker and Roberts were just friends at first. The pair initially met in 1990 when Roberts joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. Roker was still married to his first wife so the pair were just friends. “Al was so sweet,” Roberts told People. “He showed me pictures of his daughter and talked about his family. I just thought he was a nice guy, and that was that.”
However, after his divorce, Rokers feelings for Roberts began to change. He saw his chance when she asked him to keep an eye on her apartment when she was away on a trip. “And I had to snoop around,” Roker revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I was in the kitchen, and I open up the fridge, and there’s nothing. … There’s nothing in the fridge, like some old cheese, a bottle of Grey Poupon mustard, that’s about it.”
The fame reporter saw this as an opportunity to impress Roberts. “A day before she got back from her trip, I stocked her pantry, I stocked her refrigerator and left some flowers on the table and a note, ‘Welcome home.’ And then I got my first date with her a week later.”
From their the duo had a whirlwind romance. Roker proposed on the rim of the Grand Canyon on New Year’s Day in 1994 and the duo were married on September 16, 1995, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York and had a reception at Essex House with a ton of famous faces attending.
Deborah Roberts’ net worth is $10 million
After graduating from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Roberts worked in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee before landing at NBC in New York City in 1990.
She worked as an assignment reporter and was a correspondent for Dateline NBC. In 1995, she moved over to ABC to work as a correspondent for 20/20 and as substitute anchor for World News Tonight and Good Morning America.
In addition to her work in the newsroom, Roberts has co-authored the book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times with Roker. She has a daughter, a son and a step-daughter from Roker’s previous marriage. According to Celebrity Net Worth Roberts is worth $10 million.
Al Roker’s net worth is $70 million
The longtime weatherman on NBC’s The Today Show, Roker was born and raised in Queens, attending college at State University of New York at Oswego before beginning his career as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV in Syracuse while in school. He later moved to Washington, D.C. and later Cleveland. Since moving back to New York in the early ’90s, Roker has hosted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for NBC and several game shows.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Roker is worth $70 million, His NBC salary is $10 million per year. His most recent contract is a 5-year, $50 million deal.