Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s Net Worth: How Do the ‘Morning Joe’ Newlyweds Make Their Money?
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have officially tied the knot. The Morning Joe anchors secretly married over the Thanksgiving weekend in a quaint ceremony at the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Viewers of Morning Joe has long -suspected that something was going on between the co-hosts, but the pair only acknowledged their romantic relationship after getting engaged in May 2017 in Antibes, France.
Still, the pair has been relatively private about their relationship, and they were able to keep things under wraps by wedding over the holiday and having a very small guest list. Their guests included their closest friends, Brzezinski’s mother, and the couple’s six children from previous marriages. Their choice of venue was also surprising because the National Archives, which houses the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, has never been used for a wedding before. Brzezinski told Vanity Fair, “We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe. Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it’s over.”
Now that the Morning Joe hosts are super official, what does that mean for their overall net worth?
Joe Scarborough’s net worth
Joe Scarborough has had a long extensive career in the spotlight. Before his current gig, co-hosting Morning Joe which he’s done since 2007, Scarborough was a lawyer, MSNBC contributor, and he served as a Republican member of Congress from 1994 – 2001. After leaving Congress he went back to practicing law for some time, focusing on securities litigation and environmental law. The Atlanta native’s $8 million annual salary from Morning Joe has only added to his expansive net worth. With extensive knowledge in a variety of fields, the commentator has a net worth of $25 million, and his new wife and co-host, Mika Brzezinski isn’t too far behind him.
Mika Brzezinski’s net worth
Mika Brzezinski has had a nearly 30 year-long career as a journalist. She began her work in 1990 as an assistant for ABC’s World News This Morning before becoming a weekend anchor for ABC’s Hartford Connecticut station in 1995. A hard-hitting reporter, Brzezinski has worked for CBS and MSNBC, and she’s been known for refusing to do fluff stories about celebrities — she sees them as trivial. Like her new husband, Scarborough, Brzezinski has stretched past journalism, authoring a couple of books including All Things at Once, and Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth.
Like Scarborough, the New York native earns an $8 million annual salary from Morning Joe which brings her net worth to $20 million, just five million less than her husband.
Since they’ve kept their romance private for so long, it’s clear that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are super serious about their relationship. With a combined net worth of $45 million, it’s clear that they’re not in their relationship for the money, but for real love and friendship which can be difficult to come by these days. Though Brzezinski was previously married to reporter James Offer from 1993 to 2016 — she’ll officially be known as Mika Scarborough from now on. When Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox asked Brzezinski if she would be changing her name, the Morning Joe co-host replied, “Yup.”
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