Check Out The Insanely Huge 2014 Salaries Of The Biggest Names In Daytime, Variety & News Television

by • September 11, 2014 • Business, TelevisionComments (0)3066

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If the health of an industry is connected to the size of its biggest players, then the television industry has never been bigger or more vital.  In its latest annual ranking of TV’s biggest salaries, TV Guide has revealed the money behind the biggest names in daytime, variety, and television news.  If these paycheques don’t make you want to quit your job and get a job as a TV host then nothing will.  Here’s the breakdown of the biggest names:


18 = TIE) Chelsea Handler: $10 million

18= TIE) Jimmy Kimmell: $10 million

17) Shepard Smith of FOX News: $10 million

15 = TIE) Anderson Cooper: $11 million

15 = TIE) Jimmy Fallon: $11 million

13 = TIE) Pat Sajak of Wheel Of Fortune: $12 million

13 = TIE) Conan O’Brien: $12 million

12) Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News: $13 million

11) Robin Roberts of Good Morning America: $14 million

9 = TIE) Howard Stern: $15 million

9 = TIE) Ryan Seacrest: $15 million

8) Jennifer Lopez: $17.5 million

7) Bill O’Reilly of FOX News: $18 million

6) Kelly Ripa: $14 to $20 million

5) Ellen DeGeneres: $16 to $20 million

4) David Letterman: $20 million

3) Matt Lauer: $22 to $25 million

2) Jon Stewart: $25 to $30 million

1) Judge Judy Sheindlin: $47 million (Judge Judy brought in $230 of advertising revenue in 2012)

SEE ALSO: Kelly Ripa, Jon Stewart, And Charlie Rose Top THR’s List Of The 35 Most Powerful People In Media


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