Today’s society is all about the digital, social media world, but you already knew that. With just about everything readily available right at your fingertips, it’s no surprise that all the biggest news media has increased its presence on all verticals. So it’s also not surprising to learn that a television presenter’s pockets align with such a demand. Just take a look at 15+ television presenters we gathered and their outrageous net worth and you might just consider a job switch.
Seth Meyers – $10 Million
Before Seth Meyers landed the gig as host of the Late Night with Seth Meyers, he lead an extraordinary career, and all without online university. From 2001 to 2014, Meyers was a head writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live and he also hosted Weekend Update, a news parody segment.
Stephen Colbert – $45 Million
Stephen Colbert said no to online university because he attended Northwestern University with a degree in improvisational theatre. Oh yeah, he was also Steve Carell’s understudy! Not long after and he was the host of Comedy Central’s news-parody series The Daily Show, then in 2005, he left to host his own spin-off series The Colbert Report. Which we all know is still one of the highest-rated series for the TV channel. So far Colbert has earned nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards.
Jon Stewart – $80 Million
Stewart began his career as a stand-up comedian who went on to host own show on MTV, The Jon Stewart Show, and later hosted You Wrote It, You Watch It. Although it wasn’t long after that he landed the gig as the hilarious satirical critic host of The Daily Show, a role he held from 1999 to 2015! Moreover, he won 22 Primetime Emmy Awards while on that show, pretty sure we all know why.
Judy Sheindlin – $47 Million
That’s right, the “Court Show Queen” makes the list! Before she was Judge Judy, the “Daytime Emmy Award–winning reality courtroom series”, she was a family court prosecutor. And no, she didn’t attend online university to pass the New York state bar exam in 1965.
Megyn Kelly – $15 Million
Pssh, Megyn Kelly didn’t need online university when she went to Syracuse University to earn a political science degree and then a J.D. from Albany Law School. 2003 is when Kelly’s journalism and political commentator career began. She was co-host on America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer, then host of The Kelly File for five years, and currently is the host of NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.
Anne Hathaway – $35 Million
We all know Anne Hathaway as a talented Hollywood actress, but did you know that she sings too? This multi-faceted star has also hosted the Oscars alongside James Franco. Not everyone seemed to get their matching-up, but for us fans, it was a most incredible night! Her net worth is approximately $35 million! Now that’s impressive.
Sandra Oh – $25 Million
Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh has won the hearts of millions with her award-winning performance as Cristina Yang. She hosted the 2019 Golden Globes awards with the hilarious Andy Samberg and even won herself an award that night. She impressed everyone when she thanked her parents in Korean. Her net worth is $25 million.
Kevin Hart – $150 Million
There has been quite a bit of controversy regarding Kevin Hart and his hosting of the 2019 Oscars. The comedian and actor has taken a step down from presenting the awards at the Oscars this year after a series of offensive tweets arose. If there is no host for the award ceremony, it will be the first time this has happened in 30 years. Hart’s net worth is $150 million.
Steve Harvey – $100 Million
Steve Harvey is more than a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner! He is also the host of a few TV shows like The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve Harvey talk show, Family Feud, and Little Big Shots. Furthermore, Harvey is a published author and has host the Miss Universe pageant twice, even with his slip-up in 2015.
Kelly Ripa – $75 Million
The Hollywood Reporter refers to Kelly Ripa as “one of the Most Powerful People in Media.” She’s certainly come a long way since her All My Children days as she’s an actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa has had her morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan, for many years now; although her co-host seems to change often.
Tyra Banks – $90 Million
Yes, Tyra Banks may have started out as a supermodel but she’s also an author, businesswoman, actress, TV personality, and producer. Tyra created and presented the smash series America’s Next Top Model and for five seasons, she ran her talk show The Tyra Banks Show. Furthermore, Time magazine credits Banks to be “ranked among the world’s most influential people.”
Glenn Beck – $90 Million
Loud? Opinionated? That sums up Glenn Beck for sure! In his career, Beck has served as a TV and radio host, conservative political commentator, entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, and TV network producer. With the success that the “Glenn Beck Radio Program” presented, in 2011 Beck went on to sign a collaborative deal with CNN and started TheBlaze.
Wendy Williams – $60 Million
Where do we begin? Wendy Williams is not just a television host, she’s also an author, fashion designer, actress, and former radio personality. While she doesn’t have an online college degree, she has been the host on The Wendy Williams Show since 2008.
Bob Barker – $70 Million
93 year old Bob Barker will always stay in our hearts as the lovable host of The Price Is Right. During his 50 year career, he has won 19-time Emmy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Television Hall of Fame, and CBS also named an entire studio after him, “Bob Barker Studio.”
Drew Carey – $165 Million
Once Drew Carey returned for his service in U.S. Marine Corps, he was a stand-up comedian who then was host of The Drew Carey Show and then Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Currently he is the host of The Price Is Right, a role he’s held since 2007.
Trevor Noah – $3 Million
The South African, Trevor Noah, never has to worry about pinching pennies again, nor does he need to bother with online university. When he moved to the United States in 2011, he was a stand up comedian who garnered tons of international success. Currently, he is the host of The Daily Show.
Dick Clark – $200 Million
Man, Dick Clark was an absolute legend, so when news broke in 2012 that he passed away, an entire nation mourned. Many remember Clark as the host of American Bandstand, the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Plus there’s his trademark sign-off, “For now, Dick Clark — so long!”
Barbara Walters – $150 Million
From one legend to another, Barbara Walters has been named as the “first woman news anchor on national evening news”, and that’s a pretty big deal. She has hosted many TV programs over the years, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News. Besides, not once has she considered online university.
Larry King – $144 Million
And the legends keep on coming! Larry King earned two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards in his many years as a TV and radio host. Since the 50’s, he has served as a journalist but it was from 1985 to 2010 that just about everyone tuned in to watch him on CNN’s Larry King Live. Currently King is the host of Larry King Now on Hulu, RT America, and Politicking with Larry King. Not bad, eh?
Rachael Ray – $60 Million
Since 2006, we have been blessed with Rachael Ray’s delicious “daily talk and lifestyle program” Rachael Ray. Come on, she won three Daytime Emmy Awards for that show! Not only is the host of three additional Food Network shows, she is an author of numerous cookbooks and a magazine, furthermore, Ray is an animal advocate with her own interior design collection to boot.
Katie Couric -$55 Million
When we talk about legends, we need to include the Television Hall of Famer, Katie Couric. Just the fact that she hosted on ALL the Big Three television networks in the United States is reason alone that she’s epic. Right now, her new gig is as the Yahoo! Global News Anchor.
Matt Lauer – $60 Million
Here’s the thing, Matt Lauer actually dropped out of college but when he turned 39, he went back and earned his BA, and not through an online university either. Currently Lauer is a host on The Today Show and he also serves as a contributor for Dateline NBC.
Oprah Winfrey – $2.9 Billion
When you’re the “Queen of All Media”, yeah, you easily make the list! Moreover, CNN and Time.com have both said that Oprah Winfrey is “arguably the world’s most powerful woman.” Well, we couldn’t agree more! Winfrey worked on her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show for many years, on top of that she is also an actress, producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist. Furthermore, back in 2013 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom!
Bill O’Reilly – $70 Million
Bill O’Reilly has been a journalist since the late 70’s and currently he runs his No Spin News podcast. Previously, O’Reilly worked as the host of The O’Reilly Factor from 1996 to 2017 on the Fox News Channel, but was recently fired for five lawsuits. Seems like a bit of online university could do the trick.
Khloe Kardashian – $24 Million
Welp, a Kardashian was bound to make the list! In this case, it’s Khloe, thanks to her work as a businesswoman and her numerous entrepreneur achievements. Khloe, in 2012, was the co-host of the second season of The X Factor and in 2016, she hosted her own talk show, Kocktails with Khloé. Currently she stars in the health and fitness docu-series, Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian.
Emeril Lagasse – $50 Million
“Kick it up a notch!” as Emeril Lagasse is up next. throughout his career, Lagasse has been a celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. Moreover, he didn’t need online university when he graduated from Johnson & Wales University. “Bam!”
David Letterman – $400 Million
Legend? You betcha. 33 years is how long David Letterman mesmerized viewers on NBC and CBS with the Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman has earned tons of accolades over the years and plenty of other TV presenters credit him as their career’s inspiration.
Craig Ferguson – $30 Million
Long before Craig Ferguson’s career in the United States flourished, his career in music, comedy, and theatre was bar none in Britain. Ferguson has worked on The Drew Carey Show , Celebrity Name Game, and currently he hosts Join or Die with Craig Ferguson. Although most know him from his years as the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, from 2005 to 2014.
Simon Cowell – $550 Million
While Simon Cowell is one of those love him or hate him personalities but we wouldn’t have it any other way. And as far Englishmen go, Cowell has done it all, he’s a reality television judge and producer, an entrepreneur, and a huge philanthropist. It’s his wise-cracking comments on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent that get people laughing, or crying.
Ellen DeGeneres – $400 Million
Did you really think we wouldn’t include Ellen DeGeneres on this list? Since 1978, she’s been a comedian, TV host, actress, writer, and producer! What with her work on the sitcom Ellen and her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she has won 29 Emmys, 20 People’s Choice Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Dana Perino – $4 Million
Just in case you forgot, let us remind you that Dana Perino was the 26th White House Press Secretary, for President George W. Bush. Moreover she is a political commentator and author who furthermore just don’t need online university.
Ainsley Earhardt – $5 Million
Yup, Ainsley Earhardt say no to an online college degree when she earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. Most of you probably recognize her as the co-host of the Fox News show Fox & Friends. Furthermore Earhardt reports for Hannity with her own segment called “Ainsley Across America”.
Tomi Lahren – $500,000
Tomi Lahren is the 24 year old making a name for herself, although most people think of her as much too outspoken. Before her work as the host of Tomi on TheBlaze, she hosted On Point with Tomi Lahren on One America News Network.
Diane Sawyer – $80 Million
As if Diane Sawyer ever needs online university, she was a member of President Richard Nixon’s White House staff once upon a time. Furthermore, she’s best remembered as the anchor of ABC World News and as co-anchor on Good Morning America and Primetime newsmagazine.
Michael Strahan – $55 Million
Pro Football Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan, is up next! Recently, he served as co-host on Live! with Kelly and Michael and was also a regular contributor on Good Morning America. Currently though, you can watch him as the football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and as host of The $100,000 Pyramid.
James Corden – $12 Million
Basically if you don’t know who James Corden is, we can’t be friends. Corden is the Englishman who made Britain laugh and is now causing side-splitting laughter in the United States as the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Furthermore, there’s also his Carpool Karaoke bit, and if you also don’t know what that is, you best open up YouTube like right now.
Jimmy Kimmel – $35 Million
Comedian? TV host? Writer? Producer? Host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!? YES! There is very little Jimmy Kimmel can’t do, and that includes mastering online university.
Chelsea Handler – $40 Million
Time includes Chelsea Handler on their 100 Most Influential People, so that just says it all really. During 2007 to 2014, Chelsea hosted the late-night show Chelsea Lately and in 2015, she also released a documentary series, Chelsea Does. Currently you can watch her new show on Netlix, Chelsea.
Anderson Cooper – $100 Million
Nicknamed the silver-haired fox, and rightly so, Anderson Cooper is a journalist, television personality, and author. Currently Cooper is the primary anchor on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°. Moreover, he serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes.
Pat Sajak – $45 Million
Whether you know him as a former weatherman or from the game show Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak is a man with countless talent. Currently he hosts a syndicated radio sports talk show, The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour. And no, he doesn’t rely on online university for anything.
Sean Hannity – $80 Million
Where do we begin? Sean Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show and Hannity, furthermore he is known as radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator. While he doesn’t need online university, he is often scrutinized for multiple controversies even with his many accolades.
Bill Hemmer – $3 Million
Bill Hemmer is not just a co-anchor on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom. Hemmer is also a journalist and an ex-CNN anchor too. Many are quite surprised to find that he is 54 years old.
Judy Woodruff – $3 Million
Judy Woodruff has quite a reputation. She worked for some prestigious television organizations. To name a few: CNN, NBC News and currently at PBS where she is a co-anchor on the show, PBS NewsHour.
Jake Tapper – $4 Million
Currently Jake Tapper is the Chief Washington Correspondent for a number of programs, including CNN, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and State of the Union. this accomplished writer also happens to be a cartoonist.
David Muir – $7 Million
American journalist and anchor, David Muir, has made an appearance on more than just ABC World News Tonight‘s anchor. This TV personality was actually listed as the “Sexiest Man Alive” according to People Magazine in 2014.
Lester Holt – $12 Million
Since 1981, Lester Holt has been active in the news and journalism world. Currently he is the news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.
Scott Pelley – $16 Million
For almost 30 years, Scott Pelley has worked as an anchor and correspondent for CBS News. Between 2011 to 2017, he served as an anchor and managing editor for CBS’s evening news.
Wolf Blitzer – $16 Million
Wolf Blitzer is the host of his own show on CNN, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer has been a part of the CNN team since 1990.
Chris Wallace – $16 Million
Wallace is an American political commentator and television anchor. He is currently employed at Fox where he has won show, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.
Gayle King – $20 Million
Since 2012, Gayle King has been a co-anchor on CBS This Morning. Other than having her face on the television, King is also the editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Bret Baier – $16 Million
Before Bret Baier took up the post for his own show on Fox, Special Report with Bret Baier , he served as Fox’s Chief White House Correspondent and pentagon correspondent.
Charlie Rose – $20 Million
Charlie Rose definitely has his hands full. Firstly he works as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning, and then he runs his own interview show on PBS, Charlie Rose.
Shepard Smith – $25 Million
Smith works as a news anchor for Fox News. He is also the host of his own show, Shepard Smith Reporting. Shepard is also the managing director of the breaking news division.
Brian Williams – $40 Million
Brian Williams is best known for his nightly program, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. He is MSNBC’s chief anchor for breaking news.
Regis Philbin – $150 Million
There’s probably nobody better to host a game show than Regis Philbin. Famous for hosting Who Wants to be a Millionaire, let’s not forget that he actually hosted the very first season of America’s Got Talent.
Ryan Seacrest – $350 Million
The charismatic Ryan Seacrest hasn’t just won the hearts of the masses while hosting on the radio. This star made his biggest impression while hosting American Idol.
Conan O’Brien – $75 Million
Would you be surprised to learn that Conan O’Brien is the longest serving late-night show host. It’s hard to forget his time on Saturday Night Live. Now he has a successful show of his own.
Jay Leno – $350 Million
Jay Leno made his world debut as a comedian. When NBC offered him his own show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, there was no way he could turn it down. Since retiring in 2014, his name has been added to the Television Hall of Fame.
Dr. Phil – $400 Million
Dr. Phil became a regular on Oprah Winfrey’s show. He has written a number of best-selling books, and now hosts his own shows, Dr. Phil and The Doctors.
Jerry Springer – $75 Million
When it comes to drama on television, Jerry Springer knows how to deliver. Since the internet era, Springer has moved skills to podcasts and other mediums. There’s no doubt that Jerry Springer is one of the greats when it comes to television chat shows.
Sir David Attenborough – $80 Million
This legend is the personification of nature broadcasting. Through his best works, namely Life and Planet Earth, Attenborough has become a British and global treasure.