The richest is Oprah Winfrey, who has assets of $1.9 billion.
The most powerful showbiz personalities today are all worth half a billion dollars at least. We’ve compiled a list of the 20 richest TV hosts in the world, along with their current net worth.
If you guessed that the list is about celebrities, you are almost right!
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The Top 20 Richest TV-Hosts in the World
In this list of TV-Hosts we will see: The biggest names in the industry, the most famous personalities and the highest earning hosts in this business.
20. Craig Ferguson
Net Worth: $8.5 Million
As a celebrity host and comedian, Craig Ferguson is known for hosting the syndicated game show ‘Celebrity Name Game’. He has also been the host of the CBS late-night talk show ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’.
Ferguson is one of the world’s highest-paid talk show hosts. In 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $9.5 million.
19. Anderson Cooper
Net Worth: $11 Million
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Anderson Cooper is the highest paid actor on the planet. He makes 12 million dollars per year.
18. James Corden
Net Worth: $12 Million
James Corden is a famous comedian and host. He also made the critically acclaimed show ‘Gavin & Stacey’. James Corden is recognised by the BAFA and he has won an award for his work as an actor and comedian.
His net worth is approximately $13.5 Million as of July 2019.
17. Jimmy Kimmel
Net Worth: $35 Million
Kimmel has a good sense of humour, and has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Letterman.
He has hosted the Emmy Awards and received many awards from his guests and from his fans. He has given a lot of comedy performances in the USA, the UK, the Middle East and Africa.
Kimmel’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $35 million, making him the 17th richest TV host.
16. Chelsea Handler
Net Worth: $40 Million
Her debut stand up comedy special, Chelsea Lately, was released on DVD in 2005. She has hosted many successful television programs including ‘Chelsea Lately’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, ‘Siesta Key’, and ‘Chelsea Does’.
Chelsea Handler’s net worth is estimated at $40 million.
15. Stephen Colbert
Net Worth: $45 Million
He is a TV host who is best known for being a host of the satirical comedy television show ‘The Colbert Report’. He is the 15th richest TV host on this list.
Stephen Colbert’s net worth is about 45 million dollars.
14. Wendy Willams
Net Worth: $60 Million
Williams has been hosting a television show, which is one of the most popular shows on TV since 2008.
Wendy Williams’ net worth is around $60 million. This makes her the 14th richest person in the world.
13. Jon Stewart
Net Worth: $80 Million
Jon Stewart has worked as a comedian for many years. He’s hosted The Daily Show since 1999. He was awarded an Emmy for his work on the television show in 2000.
Stewart has hosted the show for 14 years.
Stewart was born in New Jersey and currently lives in Bedford, New York.
12. Bill O’Reilly
Net Worth: $85 Million
He is the host of the long-running television program, The O’Reilly Factor (formerly The O’Reilly Report), on which he has interviewed scores of public figures. The show is currently broadcast on Fox News Channel and has formerly been broadcast on the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.
O’Reilly’s net worth is ~$85 million making him the 12th richest TV host on the list.
11. Conan O’Brien
Net Worth: $85 Million
The comedian has been a popular figure in the US since the 1990s and has been praised by many people for his great charisma, wit, and humor. In 2007, he became the host of TBS’s ‘Conan’ and hosted the show for six years.
O’Brien’s net worth has increased to $85 million by July 2022.
10. Tyra Banks
Net Worth: $90 Million
Tyra Banks was born to Ebony and John Henry Banks. As a teenager, Tyra Banks would attend the San Jose modeling agency where she became the first African-American model to sign with the agency.
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9. Steve Harvey
Net Worth: $120 Million
Steve Harvey is a great comedian and radio host. He hosted ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ for over twenty five years and still is a relevant comedian today.
Steve Harvey is worth just over $120 million. He has been working in entertainment for over six years and has appeared on TV and radio shows.
8. Sean Hannity
Net Worth: $220 Million
Hannity is a conservative talk show host who has had a political career in America, especially after the 2016 election. He hosted his very first talk show in the 1990s and has been a host ever since.
He is making a lot of money in the TV industry. He earns around $50 million per year.
7. Ryan Seacrest
Net Worth: $380 Million
Ryan Seacrest is a radio host, he also has a show that airs on television.
He is best known for hosting the American reality show ‘American Idol’. He has also collaborated with some of the best celebrities in the world. He is the owner of music studio ‘Dreamlab’.
Ryan Secrest is a popular American television host, who has been in the industry for over two decades.
6. Jay Leno
Net Worth: $400 Million
Leno is known for his television show The Tonight Show which airs on NBC. He is also known for hosting the Leno-Letterman-Conan roundtable on the same network.
Jay Leno has an estimated net worth of $400 million, making him the 6th richest TV host on the list.
5. David Letterman
Net Worth: $400 million
David Letterman is the main host of the CBS Late Night show. He started out hosting it in 1982. He was given the title of the most popular TV host in the entire U.S. in 2009.
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As of July 2022, The Late Show’s net worth is $1.6 billion.
4. Dr. Phil McGraw
Net Worth: $400 Million
Calvin is a host of The Phil Show. He is the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which airs between 6am and 9am.
Dr. Phil is the host of his own television show ‘Dr. Phil’ which he debuted in 2002. Since then, Dr.Phil has been ranked as the 15th highest-earning celebrity in the world.
His net worth is around $400 million, making him the fourth richest TV host in the world.
3. Judy Sheindlin
Net Worth: $420 Million
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She has since 1996, presided over her own successful 3-time Day Emmy Award-winning arbitration-based court-based series’Judge Judy’.
After all the lawsuits, and the legal fees she’s had to pay, Judy’s net worth is more than $420 million.
2. Ellen DeGeneres
Net Worth: $450 Million
Ellen Degeneres is a comedian, television host, LGBT activist, and writer who was born in 1967.
DeGeneres earned her second richest TV host title from Forbes after she scored $200 million last year.
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She got lots of money because she’s very famous and her show is one of the most popular on TV. She has earned millions from endorsements to a book deal. I guess she’s worth around five hundred million dollars.
1. Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
Oprah Winfrey is an American television journalist, business executive and media pioneer who has hosted a variety of talk shows including ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show Later’, and ‘Oprah’. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
Winfrey, and Oprah Winfrey is not only the richest African American of the 21st century, but also the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. She is also famous for starting the trend of having a talk show on a network.
After Oprah Winfrey became number one on Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world, she made sure to spend the majority of her fortune.
Hosts make more money by the hour than most other jobs.