Top 10 Highest Paid Reality TV Show Hosts

By on July 21, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

Reality TV is still insanely popular and a great show always needs a great host. Most of the highest paid reality TV hosts have not only been there since day one, but they are a part of popular shows that stand the test of time. Here is a look at the Top 10 highest paid reality TV show hosts.

#10 Catfish – Nev Schulman and Max Joseph: The co-hosts of Catfish: The TV Show have been at it for four seasons now and started off by making a movie. While their salaries have not been released, Nev Schulman has a net worth of $500 thousand and Max Joseph has a net worth of $250 thousand.

#9 The Voice – Carson Daly: Daly only makes $40,000 per episode of The Voice, but there are a lot of episodes! He became famous for hosting MTV's TRL and also hosts Last Call with Carson Daly. Carson Daly has a net worth of $15 million.

#8 Big Brother – Julie Chen: Chen's salary on Big Brother has not been revealed, but she has been hosting the show since 2000. It also helps that she is married to CBS CEO Les Moonves, who makes $70 million a year and has a net worth of $300 million. Julie Chen has a net worth of $8 million.

#7 America's Got Talent – Nick Cannon: Cannon may not be married to Mariah Carey anymore, be he still does pretty well for himself making $70,000 per episode. Nick Cannon has a net worth of $50 million.

#6 The BachelorChris Harrison: Harrison has hosted The Bachelor since 2002 and The Bachelorette since 2003. He makes $80,000 per episode and has a net worth of $12 million.

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#5 The Amazing Race – Phil Keoghan: Keoghan gets to travel the world and doesn't have to run around like all the contestants do. He makes $100,000 per episode and has a net worth of $12 million.

#4 The Apprentice – Donald Trump: Trump would have been #1 if he had not been fired by NBC for his controversial comments. He reported that he made $213.6 million during the 14 seasons of the show, which averaged out to more than $15 million per year!

#3 Dancing with the Stars – Tom Bergeron: Bergeron has been hosting Dancing with the Stars since 2005. He also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos for 15 years and Hollywood Squares for seven. Bergeron makes $150,000 per episode of DWTS and has a net worth of $16 million.

#2 Survivor – Jeff Probst:  Probst has hosted Survivor since Season 1. He makes $4 million a year (or $2 million a season) and has a net worth of $40 million. Probst gets paid twice as much as the winner and he gets to sit back and relax indoors, while the Survivors have to tough it out.

#1 American Idol – Ryan Seacrest: Seacrest has been hosting American Idol since 2002 and makes a whopping $15 million per season! Ryan Seacrest has a net worth of $330 million.

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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