She has gained fame for her role as a correspondent on several TV programs, including Today, Extra, and Access Hollywood.
Here we’re going to take a brief look at Maria Menounos’s net worth, professional career, and real estate, so stay with us to read everything!
Her On-Screen Career
Menounos joined Entertainment Tonight as a correspondent in 2002, reporting on movies, music, and fashion until 2005.
However, she soon joined the rival program Access Hollywood. In 2003, she appeared on MTV’s Punk’d and was caught in the uncomfortable Red Carpet Interviews.
In 2004, she had a role in UPN’s One on-One and appeared in the film Fantastic Four with Chris Evans the following year. At that time, she became the spokesperson for Pantene hair products.
In 2006, Menounos co-presented the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens with Greek singer Sakis Rouvas.
That same year, she directed Longtime Listener, starring Wilmer Valderrama, and acted in and produced Adventures of Serial Buddies.
In 2005, Menounos personally funded the recovery and restoration of her 17-year-old film, Land of Merry Misfits, with John Waters narrating.
The movie premiered at the 2007 Tribeca part Festival. She also co-hosted several episodes of the Today show in 2006 and 2007.
Maria Menounos founded and ran AfterBuzz TV, an online entertainment network, and was named the 2014 CES Entertainment Matters Ambassador.
She has appeared in various TV shows and films, including “Without a Trace,” “One Tree Hill,” “Scrubs,” Jessica Simpson’s music video for “A Public Affair,” and “Kickin’ It Old Skool.”
She hosted “Hollywood Green” on Planet Green and became the first journalist to interview the Obama family.
From 2009 to 2012, she hosted reunion specials of MTV’s “The Real World” and also “The Challenge.”
In 2011, she joined “Extra” as a co-host and won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment News Program.
In 2012, she was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” and came in fourth place with partner Derek Hough.
In 2013, she launched “Conversations with Maria Menounos,” and in 2014, her reality TV series “Chasing Maria Menounos” premiered on the Oxygen network.
Her Wrestling Career
Maria Menounos is a passionate WWE fan and has made several appearances in the ring. Her first appearance was in October 2009 as a guest host of “WWE Raw,” where she also made her in-ring debut in a six diva tag team match alongside Gail Kim and Kelly Kelly, which they won with Menounos slapping Beth Phoenix.
In December 2011, she teamed up with Alicia Fox, Eve Torres, and as well as Kelly to defeat the Bella Twins at the WWE Tribute to the Troops.
She had another tag team match at WrestleMania XXVIII with Kelly Kelly, despite suffering two cracked ribs before the event.
On April 1, 2012, Menounos and Kelly emerged victorious against Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.
From 2014-2019, Menounos hosted the WWE Hall of Fame red carpet pre-show and appeared as a guest backstage interviewer for several Wrestlemanias.
In January 2018, she served as the special person ring announcer for the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match.
Maria Menounos Net Worth & Real Estate
Maria Menounos net worth is approximately $9 million as of 2023. However, in 2005, Maria and Kevin purchased a 5-bedroom home in Encino, California, for $2.3 million. The property, located on nearly an acre of land, is estimated to be worth $5-6 million today.