The 21 Richest Game Show Hosts of All Time

By on December 20, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

Who are the richest game show hosts of all time? If you're like me, you've always wanted to go on a show like the Price is Right and win the Showcase Showdown. New cars, cash, dream vacations… Game show hosts have spent decades helping everyday people like you and me get rich on national television. In 2004, Ken Jennings won $2.5 million off 75 straight Jeopardy games. Jenning's went on to win another $500,000 on Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader and today he holds the record for most money ever won on a game show at $3.773 million!

But what about the hosts of these shows? They must get pretty frustrated seeing people walk away with fortunes every day. Well, don't feel too bad for them. Hosts of popular game shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right can be VERY highly compensated. And if the show reaches syndication then the hosts can really cash in. But who are the richest game show hosts of all time? We have narrowed it down to this list of 21. When compiling our list, we decided not to include a handful of people like William Shatner and Bob Saget who hosted game shows that only lasted one season. And even though a lot of actors end up hosting game shows as side jobs, we tried to focus only on the ones who are more known for their hosting duties or who have at least been doing it for a few seasons. Who do you think will be #1? Click the image below to launch our gallery and find out!

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  1. #21 – Marc Summers – Net Worth $8 Million
  2. #20 – Chuck Woolery – Net Worth $15 Million
  3. #19 – Tom Bergeron – Net Worth $16 Million
  4. #18 – Ben Stein – Net Worth $20 Million
  5. #17 – Bob Eubanks – Net Worth $25 Million
  6. #16 – Meredith Vieira – Net Worth $40 Million
  7. #15 – Jeff Probst – Net Worth $40 Million
  8. #14 – Howie Mandel – Net Worth $40 Million
  9. #13 – Anne Robinson – Net Worth $45 Million
  10. #12 – Pat Sajak – Net Worth $45 Million
  11. #11 – Alex Trebeck – Net Worth $50 Million
  12. #10 – Bob Barker – Net Worth $70 Million
  13. #9 – Steve Harvey – Net Worth $100 Million
  14. #8 – Jeff Foxworthy – Net Worth $100 Million
  15. #7 –  Don Francisco – Net Worth $100 Million
  16. #6 – Regis Philbin – Net Worth $150 Million
  17. #5 – Drew Carey – Net Worth $165 Million
  18. #4 – Dick Clark – Net Worth $200 Million
  19. #3 – Ryan Seacrest – Net Worth $300 Million
  20. #2 – Johnny Carson – Net Worth $300 Million
  21. #1 – Merv Griffin – Net Worth $1 Billion
Articles Written by Brian Warner
Brian launched CelebrityNetWorth in October 2008 after noticing a distinct lack of results for various celebrity finance web searches. He previously spent seven years as the Managing Editor of a large digital entertainment portal. Brian's favorite rags to riches billionaire is Kirk Kerkorian.
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