The 8 Highest Paid Tv Hosts in the World.

“America’s Got Talent”, “Judge Judy”, “The Ellen Show” are some of the most famous shows on tv. The hosts of these shows are also some of the highest paid tv hosts in the world.

Last year, Forbes published a list of the 100 best paid celebrities in the world. 8 of the celebrities on that list were tv hosts and personalities.

These celebrities now make the list of the 8 highest paid tv hosts in the world in 2022.

Keep reading to find out who they are, how much they take home every year, the shows they host, and many more.

1. Ellen DeGeneres

Pay: $84 M

Country: United States

Age: 63

Networth: $370 M (Forbes)

Lives in: Santa Barbara, California


Ellen is a comedian, tv host, and one of the self-made women in the United States.

In 2021, the Forbes business magazine ranked Ellen 82nd on the list of America’s Self-Made Women. She’s worth an estimated $370 million.

Forbes ranks Ellen as the 12th highest paid celebrity in the world.

She hosts the Ellen DeGeneres Show; a comedy talk show which debuted in 2003.

The show has an estimated viewership of 4.2 million viewers per episode. It’s one of the most viewed daytime shows along with other shows like Dr. Phil

Degeneres owns her own lifestyle brand named ED Ellen DeGeneres. The brand includes pet, baby, home items, accessories, and apparel.

Ellen won the Golden Globes Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2020. She is gay and is married to Portia de Rossi (since 2008).

The comedian has worked as a bartender, hostess, house painter, and waitress before.

She has over 77 million followers on Twitter making her the world’s 9th most followed celebrity on the social network.

Ellen dropped out of the University of New Orleans.

2. Dr. Phil McGraw

Pay: $65.5 M

Country: United States

Age: 71

Networth: $460 M (Forbes)

Lives in: Los Angeles, California


Dr. Phil had total earnings of $65.5 million in 2020, making him one of the world’s highest paid tv hosts.

He hosts his own talk show called Dr. Phil. The show, which debuted in September 2002, is one of the most popular talk shows. It’s created by Oprah Winfrey and Phil McGraw. It is expected to run until 2023.

Dr. Phil who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology offers advice and life strategies in the show. A wide range of topics is usually discussed in the show. Marriages, disobedient teenagers, financial planning, and weight loss are some of these topics.

Phil co-founded the app Doctors on Demand, which connects people with physicians and psychologists. He also founded the Dr. Phil Foundation, which focuses on fighting childhood obesity.

McGraw is also an author, having written several best-selling books. He’s married to Robin Jo Jameson with 2 children.

Phil is the world’s 22nd best-paid celebrity and the 2nd highest paid tv personality.

3. Ryan Seacrest

Pay: $60 M

Country: United States

Age: 46

Networth: $450 m (

Lives in: Los Angeles, California


He’s the 3rd best-paid tv personality and the 28th highest paid celebrity in the world.

This is according to the Forbes annual ranking of the world’s best-paid entertainers.

Ryan earns most of his money from Radio and Television. He’s the co-host of “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, a morning talk show.

He also hosts “American Idol”, an American singing competition as well as the radio programs, “American Top 40” and “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”.

At the age of 19, Ryan dropped out of the University of Georgia to pursue his career in broadcasting.

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4. Simon Cowell

Pay: $51 M

Country: United Kingdom

Age: 61

Networth: $600 M (

Lives in: London, UK


He’s the best-paid tv personality in the UK and one of the world’s highest paid tv hosts.

Simon Cowell is an English Tv personality, entertainment manager, entrepreneur, and record executive.

Simon created the “X-Factor”, a television music competition franchise that has been adopted in several nations after originating in the UK. He’s a judge in the show.

Simon Cowell is also famous for being a judge in “America’s Got Talent” as well as “Britain’s Got Talent”.

The Tv personality founded and owns Syco, a British entertainment company.

Simon Cowell is the 45th best-paid celebrity in the world according to Forbes.

5. Judy Sheindlin

Pay: $49 M

Country: United States

Age: 78

Networth: $460 M (Forbes)

Lives in: Naples, Florida


In 2021, Judy Sheindlin was featured at number 69 on the list of America’s Self-Made Women by Forbes.

She is 1 of 4 of America’s richest self-made women on Television.

Judy is well known for hosting “Judge Judy”, an arbitration-based reality courtroom tv series.

In the show, Judy adjudicates real-life small-claims disputes within a simulated courtroom setting.

The show began in 1996 and is now in its 25th and final season.

Judy Sheindlin is a former judge and attorney.

She’s the world’s 45th best-paid celebrity right now.

6. Sean Hannity

Pay: $43 M

Country: United States

Age: 59

Networth: $250 M (

Lives in: New York, US


Sean Hannity earned a total of $43 million last year making him one of the highest paid tv hosts in the world.

In the same year, Hannity was also ranked at number 71 by Forbes, in the annual list of the 100 best-paid celebrities around the globe.

Sean hosts “The Sean Hannity Show”, a radio talk show as well as “Hannity”, a tv political talk show which airs on Fox News.

Hannity is the best-paid personality on Fox, earning $25 million every year from the network.

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7. Heidi Klum

Pay: $39.5 M

Country: United States

Age: 48

Networth: $160 million (

Lives in: Los Angeles, California


Klum is a German-American model, businesswoman, tv host, and producer.

After a successful career in modeling, Heidi Klum is now the host and a judge of “Germany’s Next Topmodel” as well as “Project Runway”.

“Germany’s Next Topmodel” is a German reality modeling competition tv series. “Project Runway” is an American reality tv series that focuses on fashion design.

Heidi Klum is also a judge on “America’s Got Talent”, an American talent show competition.

The model is married to Tom Kaulitz (since 2019).

8. Oprah Winfrey

Pay: $37 M

Country: United States

Age: 67

Networth: $2.7 B (Forbes)

Lives in: Montecito, California


She’s last on the list of the 8 highest paid tv hosts in the world. However, Oprah Winfrey is still one of the richest self-made women in America.

In 2021, Forbes ranked Oprah as the 12th richest self-made woman in America being worth an estimated $2.7 billion.

Oprah is also ranked as one of the world’s richest people featuring at number 1174 on the 2021 Billionaires list.

Oprah came into fame for hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show” a talk show which aired from 1986-2011. The show remains the highest-rated American daytime show in American television history.

If you have reached this point you now know the 8 highest paid tv personalities in the world.

You also know a few facts about these celebrities including how much they earn every year.

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