They grace our living rooms almost daily just by appearing on our TV screens. We know their faces, but do you know the real net worth of these renowned TV presenters and hosts? Here is our list.
Oprah Winfrey – $2.9 Billion
The media giant and philanthropist is one of the highest paid TV hosts. She is known for hosting her talk show since 1986 until 2011, when she launched the new show on her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She is the first African-American multibillionaire with a stunning net worth of $2.9 billion.
Regis Philbin – $150 Million
He is best known for hosting game shows, talk shows and as the reality TV talent show America’s Got Talent. Philbin is in the Guinness World Record for being the TV personality who has spent the most time behind a TV camera. His most popular role as a game show host is at the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Hoda Kotb – $12 million
She is a breast cancer survivor and has been an active figure in raising awareness for breast cancer. Kotb is a broadcast journalist and author known for her role in the NBC News Morning Show Today and Dateline NBC. Most people know her well from working with Kathie Lee Gifford on Fourth Hour at NBC.
Jon Stewart – $80 Million
Jon Stewart is best known for his satire desk that gave him some level of freedom to ridicule other personality-driven media shows. The Daily Show on Comedy Central made him famous in the media industry. The outspoken TV host started out as a stand-up comedian. He announced his exit from the Daily Show to switch into writing.
Judy Sheindlin – $47 Million
Formerly a prosecution lawyer and Manhattan family court judge, Sheindlin is a TV personality and producer. In 2012, she was ranked as the most paid TV host earning $123,000 per day. She is the longest serving TV personality in the courtroom-themed TV programming in The Guinness World Records.
Drew Carey – $165 Million
He is a comedian, game show host, and sports executive. Some of his best known roles are in the Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Price Is Right and ABC’s The Drew Carey Show. In the Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined autobiography, he details his experience being on TV.
Stephen Colbert – $45 Million
The TV personality is known for hosting the satirical program, the Colbert Report, on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2014. He switched from training in dramatic acting into improvisational theatre while he was studying at the Northwestern University. Colbert has won several awards throughout his career such as two Grammy Awards and nine Primetime Emmy Awards.
Tyra Banks – $30 Million
The singer, businesswoman, actress, TV personality and former model made the most out of her beauty and brains to amass a net worth of $30 million over the course of her career. The former host of American’s Next Top Model is the host The Tyra Banks Show.
Bill O’Reilly – $70 Million
He is popularly known for his apocalyptic warning about how social media is ruining real-life socializing etiquette in America. The former Fox news icon has published books such as Pinheads and Patriots and A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.
Pat Sajak – $45 Million
The former weatherman and TV personality is best known for the American game show called Wheel of Fortune. He is also The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour radio show host.
Dick Clark – $200 Million
He is a film actor, TV & radio personality who is best known for his role at the American Bandstand show that he hosted for 30 years. Most viewers loved his facsimile military trademark sign-off. Although he passed away in 2004, he still remains dear to the hearts of many of his funs.
Steve Harvey – $100 Million
He is a comedian, radio host, actor and host of the Miss Universe Pageants. The millionaire also featured in the Original Kings of Comedy. He has won various awards in different such as Daytime Emmy Award, Marconi Award, and NAACP Image Award in various categories.
Barbara Walters – $150 Million
She has hosted a couple of TV programs such as the ABC Evening News, The View, 20/20, and Today. Since her retirement, she has turned into occasional reporting for ABC News. She is the first female anchor of the national evening news.
Larry King – $144 Million
He started out his career as a local radio journalist in Florida in the 1950s. He then advanced to become the king of TV in the nightly program Larry King live on CNN. After CNN in 2010, he started a new show on Holu and RT America called Larry King Now. He is also the host of Politicking with Larry King on the two channels. He has published an intriguing memoir called My Remarkable Journey.
Rachael Ray – $60 Million
She is a TV personality, businesswoman and celebrity cook known for her “quick and easy” cooking style. Her popular roles in Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Rachael Ray, and Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off lifestyle shows has put her in or list of wealthy TV personalities. She also has a magazine called Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Wendy Williams – $60 Million
She is an actress, fashion designer, TV host and former radio personality. She is best known for the popular talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Before that, she was referred to as a “shock jockette” in New York, when she was a radio DJ and host. She has her own jewelry collection, wig line and fashion line. She grew up in a street that came to be named the Wendy Williams Way by the Asbury Park council.