Dr. Phil Tops a List of the World's Highest-Paid TV Hosts

October 7, 2016

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“Forbes” put out its annual list of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts’, and Dr. Phil McGraw is #1 with an estimated $88 million haul over the past 12 months.  If that sounds ridiculous to you . . . well, it is.

Here’s the Top 20:

1.  Dr. Phil McGraw, $88 million

 

2.  Ellen DeGeneres, $75 million

 

3.  Ryan Seacrest, $55 million

 

4.  Judge Judy Sheindlin, $47 million

 

5.  Matt Lauer, $25 million

 

6.  Heidi Klum, $19 million

 

7.  Bill O’Reilly, $18.5 million

 

8.  Robin Roberts, $18 million

 

9.  A tie between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, both with $17 million.  She probably made more than him on “Live!”, but he had several side gigs.

 

11.  Alex Trebek, $16.5 million

 

12.  A five-way tie between Megyn Kelly, Stephen Colbert, Pat Sajak, George Stephanopoulos, and Jimmy Fallon . . . all with $15 million apiece.

 

17.  Steve Harvey, $14.5 million

 

18.  A tie between Drew Carey and Conan O’Brien, both with $12.5 million.

 

20.  Jimmy Kimmel, $12 million

 

According to “Forbes”, Maury Povich, Comedy Central’s Chris Hardwick, and Anderson Cooper just missed the $12 million cut-off to make the list.

(For more information, hit up Forbes.com.)