Do you ever want to catch up with what your favorite celebrities are up to? if so, then you might watch talk shows to see them doing interviews and press for their upcoming projects. There are tons of different talk shows on television it can be hard to keep up with all of them.
There are daytime talk shows and nighttime talk shows and many older shows that run on in syndication. People tend to have a favorite that they watch religiously. But who are the wealthiest television hosts of all as of 2019? We're taking a look at the top ten per the networth findings of Wealthy Gorilla.
10 Jimmy Kimmel - $35 million
We know Jimmy Kimmel now as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC and has been for several years. The series has earned him numerous Emmy nominations and other awards. He has also hosted prominent award shows like the Emmys and the Academy Awards.
He is one of the most popular hosts on television. Kimmel is known for many of the segments he does featuring celebrities such as his Mean Tweets series and his faux-feud with Matt Damon. Nowadays Kimmel is worth more than $30 million. Funnily enough, he is one of the three James in late-night with James Corden and Jimmy Fallon also in the running but Kimmel has the highest networth of the three.
9 Stephen Colbert - $45 million
Stephen Colbert first became a household name on The Colbert Report, which he hosted until 2014. From there, he went on to become the new host of The Late Show, now formally known as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He is known for his political commentary, satire, and comedic timing.
Colbert is known as a prolific comedy writer and has won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards in addition to many other accolades. He is also known for his long-running friendship with Jon Stewart. Colbert's net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be somewhere around $45 million.
8 Wendy Williams - $60 million
How you doin'? Well, if you're Wendy Williams you're not doing too badly considering your overall networth is around $60 million. Williams has had a pretty long career before landing her own talk show. She was formerly a radio host and was known for causing drama with other celebrities.
She is also a prolific businesswoman with her own fashion, jewelry, and wig line. Nowadays, you can catch Williams on the syndicated talk show known as The Wendy Williams Show. Unfortunately, she had to take some time off earlier this year due to illness but she returned to her job in March.
7 Conan O'Brien - $85 million
Conan O'Brien has been around for a while and he has hosted many series in his time. Right now he hosts his own show, Conan, on TBS. He has hosted Conan since 2010. O'Brien has also hosted the Emmy Awards and been nomianted for several awards himself.
He is also a stand-up comedian and has done many stand-up comedy tours. Since David Letterman's retirement, O'Brien has been working the longest as a host out of all the other late-night hosts. His net worth is around $85 million.
6 Steve Harvey - $120 million
If you don't recognize Steve Harvey from his time hosting The Steve Harvey Show, then you may recognize him from his many years hosting Family Feud. The Steve Harvey Show was cancelled and Harvey went on to host another talk show simply called Steve.
The series came to an end this year as NBC decided they would rather move forward with Kelly Clarkson's new series. Harvey has also hosted the Miss Universe pageant and radio shows. He has also made some cameo appearances various films and television series.
5 Sean Hannity - $220 million
Sean Hannity is an extremely popular and wealthy Fox News commentator. He currently hosts his own show known as Hannity. Due to his relationship with Donald Trump, Hannity is one of the most watched shows on Fox Network.
He is a highly controversial and conservative political commentator. As of 2019, his networth is well over $200 million. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.
4 Ryan Seacrest - $380 million
Perhaps the man with the most hosting jobs ever, Ryan Seacrest has a staggering networth due to how long he has been in the hosting game. You probably got to know him best when he served as the long-time host of hit singing competition series, American Idol.
At present, he is Kelly Ripa's co-host on Live with Kelly and Ryan, beginning in 2017. Seacrest has won Emmy Awards and been nomianted for many other awards. He has also hosted several radio shows and done various hosting jobs for E! network. Seacrest is also a notable television producer.
3 Dr. Phil McGraw - $400 million
Other than Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw is probably the most popular daytime talk show host around. He is an author, psychologist, and initially came to fame during his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The Dr. Phil talk show began in 2002 and has aired for more than 17 seasons and 2,000 episodes, a pretty incredible achievement. Of all the episodes he has hosted, McGraw has talked to many notable figures in the true crime and celebrity world. His networth is estimated at $400 million.
2 Judy Sheindlin - $420 million
Judy Sheindlin, or "Judge Judy," as you probably know her, is easily the most notable and popular television judge. She is a prosecution lawyer and won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards. Her show started back in 1996 and it is still airing new episodes today.
She is the longest-serving judge in courtroom programming and has even secured herself a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records.
1 Ellen DeGeneres - $450 million
Ellen DeGeneres has made history for being one of the longest-running and most popular daytime talk show hosts while also being an out gay woman. She came out for the first time in her sitcom, Ellen, and it broke many barriers on television for other members of the LGBTQ+ community to follow in her footsteps.
She has also made cameos in television and film and is known for voicing Dory in the Pixar films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. The Ellen Degeneres Show has been on the air since 2003 and aired more than 3,000 episodes. The series is currently in its 17th season.