Talk shows are one of the highest rated programs on television. Viewers love to tune in and catch the latest news handed to them in an entertaining fashion. Viewers usually choose their preference of talk shows based on the main talk show host. This is why networks are willing to shell out the big bucks to these talents in order to keep those ratings high. Here is a list of some of the wealthiest talk show hosts out there today.
Ellen DeGeneres – 90 Million
Ellen Degeneres has really been hitting up the daytime television market hard ever since Oprah has gone off the air. She is easily the show that took the most Oprah fans. Celebrities love being seen on the Ellen show, as it gives them a very family friendly approach. Ellen also earns money off of stand up comedy shows, and other endorsements such as Covergirl.
Jay Leno – 250 Million
Jay Leno has for many years been one of America’s favorite late night talk show hosts. He has one of the most watched programs on television. He is also known to have one of the biggest car collections in the world!
David Letterman – 400 Million
Oprah Winfrey – 2.7 Billion
Oprah Winfrey has been the biggest talk show host since thew late 80s. She is an oracle in the book industry, turning anything she touches into gold. She is now the CEO of her own network, bringing her in even more money than ever imagined.
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