Capital: € 5 million
Age: 63
Born: 25/03/1957
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

Ulrike von der Groeben, Ulrike Elfes (born March 25, 1957 in Germany, Mönchengladbach) is a German television sports journalist. Von der Groeben works for the German TV station RTL as a sports journalist. Von der Groeben is married to Alexander von der Groeben and has two children, Max and Caroline.

Early life

After graduating from high school in 1975 at the Episcopal Marian School in Mönchengladbach, Ulrike von der Greben studied German literature and history. This was followed by an internship at RTL Radio in Luxembourg from 1985 to 1986. From 1987 to 1989 she was editor of the early good morning Germany RTL plus magazine and sports shop moderator. Since January 1989 she has been an editor and moderator at RTL. In the meantime, she was also seen in the Great German Test and Great Intellectual Test programs.

In 2006, Groeben became the World Cup ambassador for people with intellectual disabilities in Germany. In 2007 she was a voluntary sponsor of the Cologne Volunteer Day, which celebrates social engagement. In 2010 she was the godmother of the German World Vision Germany children’s award.

Von der Groeben is married to the former Judoka and presenter Alexander von der Groeben. They have a son, Maximilian, and a daughter, Carolyn, both of whom work as actors, voice actors and radio actors.


During an internship at RTL Radio, the pretty Mönchengladbacher took over the joint moderation of a sports program, which she remained loyal to for over 6 years. She also moderated the daily sport of the early RTL Plus magazine “Guten Morgen Deutschland” until she worked for RTL in 1989 as an editor and television presenter. There, together with RTL editor-in-chief Peter Kloeppel, she presents the sports block competently and entertaining every day. Together with Gunther Jauch, she moderated the “Big IQ Test” several times and with Hape Kerkeling the “Big German Test”.

Ulrike von der Greben moderates events at special events, sports or business negotiations, press conferences, conferences and exhibitions. With her charming and polite manner, she transforms your event into fascinating and demanding events.

Career highlights

After graduating, Ulrike von der Greben began an internship at RTL Radio in Luxembourg in 1985. Then she moved to Cologne, worked as an editor in the RTL morning magazine Guten Morgen Deutschland and moderated the sports shop. Ulrike von Groeben has been RTL editor and moderator since 1989. There she constantly informs viewers about sports news.

The moderator is in private marriage to the moderator Alexander von der Groeben. They have the children Caroline (20) and Maximilian (23). The latter is an actor and made his breakthrough with “Fack Ju Göhte”. There he played alongside Elias M’Barek (33) one of his students and became one of the newcomers in the film business.

Ulrike started her television career in 1982 as an external reporter. Four years later, she hosted the first broadcast on television, followed by other formats. Ulrike was able to establish herself as the moderator of the current sports studio. In 1990 she signed a contract with the RTL television company in Cologne and has since represented the weekly TV magazine in a private television company. This show has been shown for over 20 years. The RTL television hosted many more shows with the moderator, so that she became one of the most popular Germans in the future, which in turn could ensure good ratings that otherwise only Stefan Raab would have achieved. She also received many awards. In 2016 she received the Golden Camera, an audience award for the most popular presenter.

Ulrike currently receives a salary of 125,000 euros. There has been a popular quiz on RTL since 1999, in which participants can win up to one million euros. In 2006 she even received a German television award for the best entertainment show. According to Ulrike, there is also no written contract between her and RTL, since the relationship of trust between her and the private broadcaster is higher than a written contract can regulate. According to her, the salary remains the same as almost 20 years ago.

In addition to working as a presenter and entertainer, Ulrike and her own production company are active on the entertainment show market. For example, the company produces some stricter television shows as well as some RTL shows that are moderated by Hape Kerkeling and Oliver Geissen. For this program alone, the television station paid around 270,000 euros for a production. The result is an incredible price per minute of a good 4488 euros. No announcement has been made so far.


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