Quick Facts About Mika Brzezinski
|Name||Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski|
|Birth Name||Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski|
|Celebrated Name||Mika Brzezinski|
|Date of Birth||May 02, 1967|
|Age||49 Years Old|
Mika Brzezinski, the television host of “Morning Joe” is reportedly earning a salary of $2 million annually and has a net worth of $8 million dollars. While that is an impressive amount, it is way below the $4 million which Joe Scarborough, her co-host, earns.
Mika voices wage equality and yet is the most underpaid among her co-workers
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Mika is the voice for wage equality. Her book, “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth”, published in 2011, particularly touches on the topic of wage equality or rather the lack of it in the workplace.
Mika is by far the most hardworking in the MSNBC early morning weekday news program among her co-workers. She is also the most underpaid. Her impressive net worth is not because of her salary but the international bestselling books she has written.
Mika might not have been too honest when she claimed that she was satisfied with her salary
As of 2012, Mikareleased a statement that she was satisfied with her salary of $2 million and also grateful at how her company, MSNBC, handled the situation. Many can question the authenticity of her statement as an effort to cover up the reputation of her company which she is still working for.
Prior to that, her case for an equal wage was dismissed more than four times earlier.
She says,"The first time I asked for a raise, I failed miserably. It was not pretty. I failed to vouch for myself and explain what I brought to the table. Don’t undermine yourself during a negotiation by starting off with an apology or sob story."
Mika further explains, "Don’t play the victim either....that’s not your value, it’s your life...your value and what you bring to the table in your line of work is the only thing you should be discussing when a bonus, promotion or career opportunity is at stake. You deserve it; you just need to communicate why."
She now leads extensive campaigns suggesting women to know their value and worth
Mika was inspired to be the voice of wage equality and teach other women after having personal experience with wage inequality. She revealed that even in the news industry, women must work 40% harder to earn just as much as their male counterparts.
Her other source of income also comes from the conferences she holds to publicize on subjects related to the books she has written.
As far as money goes, she does not need to worry much as she is earning a lot more now and has a high net worth of $12million, thanks to the success of her books. The popularity of Mika Brzezinski's books and her television fame has continued to skyrocket.