Who are the richest TV hosts in the world?
Some of the most popular TV hosts in the world are worth more than a half-billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest TV hosts worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio.
Before you start reading this article, can you guess who will appear on the list?
So get ready for this awesome list we’re about to show you…
The Top 20 Richest TV-Hosts in the World
Below are the 20 richest TV-Hosts of all time, as of 2022. We’ve used figures from Celebrity Net Worth to create this compilation.
20. Craig Ferguson
Net Worth: $8.5 Million
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, author, comedian, and actor. Ferguson has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for being a host of 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’.
As of March 2023, Craig Ferguson’s net worth is $8.5 million.
19. Anderson Cooper
Net Worth: $11 Million
Anderson Cooper is an American television personality, journalist, and author who is the primary anchor of the CNN news show ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’. He often broadcasts from CNN’s studios in Washington D.C.
Anderson Cooper’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $11 million dollars, making him the 19th richest TV host in the world.
18. James Corden
Net Worth: $12 Million
James Corden is an English comedian, television host, and actor who hosts ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’. He has also co-created in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom ‘Gavin & Stacey’ for which he won the BAFTA Television Award.
As of March 2023, James Corden’s net worth is approximately $12 million.
17. Jimmy Kimmel
Net Worth: $35 Million
Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, writer, producer, and comedian.
Kimmel is the executive producer and host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ which is very popular worldwide. Before he was hosting his own late-night talk show he was the co-host of ‘Comedy Central’s The Man Show’.
Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth is roughly $35 million, making him the 17th richest TV host on the list.
16. Chelsea Handler
Net Worth: $40 Million
Chelsea Handler is an American comedian actress, television host, and producer. Handler hosted the late-night talk show ‘Chelsea Lately’ on the E! network from 2007 to 2014.
As of March 2023, Chelsea Handler’s net worth is approximately $40 million.
15. Stephen Colbert
Net Worth: $45 Million
Stephen Colbert is an American actor, television host, producer, and comedian who is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program ‘The Colbert Report’. Colbert is the 15th richest TV host on this list.
As of March 2023, Stephen Colbert’s net worth is roughly $45 million.
14. Wendy Willams
Net Worth: $60 Million
Wendy Williams is an American television host, actress, author, and former radio personality.
Williams has hosted the television talk show ‘The Wendy Willams Show’ since 2008, which is one of the most popular shows on TV.
Wendy Williams’ net worth is $60 million, making her the 14th richest TV host in the world.
13. Jon Stewart
Net Worth: $80 Million
Jon Stewart is an American comedian, producer, television host, and actor.
Stewart has hosted ‘The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015.
As of March 2023, Jon Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $80 million.
12. Bill O’Reilly
Net Worth: $85 Million
bill O’Reilly is an American author, journalist, and former television host. O’Reilly reported for local television stations during the late 1970s and 1980s in the United States and later for CBS News and ABC News.
Bill O’Reilly’s net worth is approximately $85 million, making him the 12th richest TV host on the list.
11. Conan O’Brien
Net Worth: $85 Million
Conan O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, and producer who is best known for hosting numerous late-night talk shows. Since 2010, O’Brien has hosted ‘Conan’ on the channel TBS.
As of March 2023, Conan O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $85 million.
10. Tyra Banks
Net Worth: $90 Million
Tyra Banks is an American television host, producer, former model, and actress. Banks began her career at the age of 15 when she was the first woman of African American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Tyra Banks’ net worth is $90 million, making her the 10th richest TV host in the world.
9. Steve Harvey
Net Worth: $120 Million
Steve Harvey is an American comedian, television host, actor, and author who hosts ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’. Harvey is one of the greatest hosts of all time.
As of March 2023, Steve Harvey’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $120 million.
8. Sean Hannity
Net Worth: $220 Million
Sean Hannity is an American talk show host and political commentator. Hannity is the host of ‘The Sean Hannity Show and he also hosts a cable news show, ‘Hannity’ on ‘Fox News’.
Sean Hannity’s net worth is $220 million, making him the 8th richest TV host in the world.
7. Ryan Seacrest
Net Worth: $380 Million
Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host, and producer.
Seacrest is best known for collaborating with some of the best celebrities and he is also known for hosting the competition show ‘American Idol’. He currently works on his morning radio show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’.
As of March 2023, Ryan Secrest’s net worth is approximately $380 million, making him the 7th richest TV host in the world.
6. Jay Leno
Net Worth: $400 Million
Jay Leno is an American comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Leno is considered to be one of the most popular comedians and hosts in the world.
Jay Leno’s net worth is roughly $400 million, making him the 6th richest TV host on the list.
5. David Letterman
Net Worth: $400 million
David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, producer, and writer. Letterman has been a television host for over 33 years. He is considered to be one of the richest TV hosts in the world.
As of March 2023, David Letterman’s net worth is $400 million.
4. Dr. Phil McGraw
Net Worth: $400 Million
Phillip “Phil” Calvin McGraw is an American television host, author, and psychologist.
He is the host of his own television show ‘Dr. Phil’ which debuted in 2002. Since then, Dr.Phil has been ranked as the 15th highest-earning celebrity in the world.
Dr. Phil McGraw’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $400 million, making him the 4th richest TV host in the world.
3. Judy Sheindlin
Net Worth: $420 Million
Judy Sheindlin known as Judge Judy is an American prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author.
Sheindlin has since 1996, presided over her own successful 3-time Day Emmy Award-winning arbitration-based court series ‘Judge Judy’.
As of March 2023, Judy Sheindlin’s net worth is approximately $420 million.
2. Ellen DeGeneres
Net Worth: $450 Million
Ellen Degeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, LGBT activist, and writer.
DeGeneres is the 2nd richest TV host in the world, and she has collaborated with stars including the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
DeGeneres is best known for her syndicated TV talk show ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’.
Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is roughly $450 million.
1. Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
Oprah Winfrey is an American actress, talk show host, philanthropist, and media executive that is best known for her show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
Her show was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. Winfrey is also known as the ‘Queen of All Media’ and she is the richest African American of the 21st century.
As of March 2023, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth is $3.2 billion, making her the richest TV host in the world.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest TV-Hosts in the world:
- Oprah Winfrey
- Ellen Degeneres
- Judy Sheindlin
- Dr. Phil McGraw
- David Letterman
- Jay Leno
- Ryan Seacrest
- Sean Hannity
- Steve Harvey
- Tyra Banks
- Conan O’Brien
- Bill O’Reilly
- Jon Stewart
- Wendy Willams
- Stephen Colbert
- Chelsea Handler
- Jimmy Kimmel
- James Corden
- Anderson Cooper
- Craig Ferguson
I expected #18 James Corden and #19 Anderson Cooper to have a much higher net worth since they are both so popular.