Dr. Phil, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest Lead Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts

Forbes world’s highest-paid TV show hosts earned hundreds of millions of dollars between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, before management fees and taxes. With crowd-pleasing shows that attract large audiences, these hosts garner high rates from advertisers who covet the targetable viewers, and favorable deals from media companies who consider their personalities irreplaceable. See the list below.

1. Dr. Phil – $79 million

2. Ellen DeGeneres – $77 million

3. Ryan Seacrest – $58 million

4. Judy Sheindlin – $47 million

5. Steve Harvey – $42.5 million

6. Bill O’Reilly – $37 million

7. Sean Hannity – $36 million

9. Michael Strahan –  $21.5 million

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