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The 20 Richest TV-Hosts in the World 2020

Emmy Wallin



The Richest TV-Hosts

Who are the richest TV-hosts in the world?

Some of the most popular TV-hosts in the world is 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 2020. 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 2020, Craig Ferguson’s net worth is $8.5 million dollars. 


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 for.

As of 2020, James Corden’s net worth is approximately $12 million dollars. 


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 dollars, making him the 17th richest TV-host on the list. 

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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 2020, Chelsea Handler’s net worth is approximately $40 million dollars. 


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 2020, Stephen Colbert’s net worth is roughly $45 million dollars. 


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 2020, Jon Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $80 million dollars. 


12. Bill O’Reilly

Net Worth: $85 million dollars

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 dollars, making him the 12th richest TV-host on the list. 


11. Conan O’Brien

Net Worth: $85 million dollars

Conan O’Brien is an American television host, comedian, and producer who is best known for hosting a numerous of late-night talk shows. Since 2010, O’Brien has hosted ‘Conan’ on the channel TBS. 

As of 2020, Conan O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $85 million dollars


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 Africam American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

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Tyra Banks net worth is $90 million dollars, 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 2020, Steve Harvey’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $120 million dollars. 


8. Sean Hannity

Net Worth: $220 million dollars

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 dollars, 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 2020, Ryan Secrest’s net worth is approximately $380 million dollars, 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 host in the world. 

Jay Leno’s net worth is roughly $400 million dollars, 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 2020, David Letterman’s net worth is $400 million dollars. 


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. 

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Dr. Phil McGraw’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $400 million dollars, 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 2020, 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 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 20th century. 

As of 2020, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth is $3.2 Billion dollars, making her the richest TV-host in the world. 



Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest TV-Hosts in the world:

  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Ellen Degeneres
  3. Judy Sheindlin
  4. Dr. Phil McGraw
  5. David Letterman
  6. Jay Leno
  7. Ryan Seacrest
  8. Sean Hannity
  9. Steve Harvey
  10. Tyra Banks
  11. Conan O’Brien
  12. Bill O’Reilly
  13. Jon Stewart
  14. Wendy Willams
  15. Stephen Colbert
  16. Chelsea Handler
  17. Jimmy Kimmel
  18. James Corden
  19. Anderson Cooper
  20. Craig Ferguson 

How many of these TV hosts did you expect to appear on this list of the top 20 richest TV-Hosts in the world? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.

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