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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- #21 – Marc Summers – Net Worth $8 Million
- #20 – Chuck Woolery – Net Worth $15 Million
- #19 – Tom Bergeron – Net Worth $16 Million
- #18 – Ben Stein – Net Worth $20 Million
- #17 – Bob Eubanks – Net Worth $25 Million
- #16 – Meredith Vieira – Net Worth $40 Million
- #15 – Jeff Probst – Net Worth $40 Million
- #14 – Howie Mandel – Net Worth $40 Million
- #13 – Anne Robinson – Net Worth $45 Million
- #12 – Pat Sajak – Net Worth $45 Million
- #11 – Alex Trebeck – Net Worth $50 Million
- #10 – Bob Barker – Net Worth $70 Million
- #9 – Steve Harvey – Net Worth $100 Million
- #8 – Jeff Foxworthy – Net Worth $100 Million
- #7 – Don Francisco – Net Worth $100 Million
- #6 – Regis Philbin – Net Worth $150 Million
- #5 – Drew Carey – Net Worth $165 Million
- #4 – Dick Clark – Net Worth $200 Million
- #3 – Ryan Seacrest – Net Worth $300 Million
- #2 – Johnny Carson – Net Worth $300 Million
- #1 – Merv Griffin – Net Worth $1 Billion