Top 10 Richest Daytime Talk Show Hosts in The World

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Daytime Talk Show Hosts in The World 2017. We are guilty of watching daytime talk shows. Most likely, you have certain talk shows that you watch on a regular daily basis. The reason we watch talk shows is because of the news we receive while watching it and because of the person who hosts the show.

It seems like a fairly easy job, hosting a daytime talk show. It’s probably not as easy as one might think. You must have talent to capture and keep the viewer’s attention. The talk show hosts are the main reason viewers keep coming back day after day. The networks pay a pretty penny to the host. Think about Oprah, she took daytime television to a whole other level. That women made big money. Who are the richest daytime talk show hosts now?

We have compiled a list of the richest daytime talk show hosts. Their standing was calculated by their overall current net worth. Some hosts may surprise you when you find out their total net worth, either more than you though or maybe way less than you ever expected.

List of The world’s Top 10 Richest Daytime Talk Show Hosts 2017

10. Meredith Vieira $40 million

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Meredith Vieira hosts her own show, The Meredith Vieira Show. Originally airing on NBC in 2014, her talk show was short-lived. The network canceled the show after only two seasons. It seems that someone else will be taking the number 10 spot on our list rather soon.

9. Whoopi Goldberg $45 million


As one of the co-hosts of the controversial daytime talk show, The View, Whoopi Goldberg places at number 9 with a respectable net worth of $45 million. Although, Whoopi has been a movie star, stand-up comedian, host, and published author. It is surprising that she is only worth a startling $45 million.

Whoopi is an extremely respected actress. In her lifetime, she has been nominated for over a dozen Emmy Awards. She has won many awards including an Emmy Award and an Oscar. She has a nice and long list of accomplishments.

8. Michael Strahan $45 million

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Michael Strahan was half of Live! with Kelly and Michael which he left for Good Morning America. He is now an official full-time GMA host. He is a majorly successful retired defensive end. He was with the New York Giants for the entire length of his 15-year football career. He is making money and he does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Along with his GMA hosting gig, he is a partner of SMAC entertainment. Also, a loving father to four children. He donates to many charities including St. Jude’s Hospital. Let’s not forget, he loves football and is a Fox Nfl Sunday Sports Analyst. He was also inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame. Michael Strahan’s life is busier than the average persons, to say the least.

7. Rachael Ray $50 million

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In many people’s minds, Rachel Ray is best known as a famous cook. She is best known for her cooking shows on the Food Network. Her cooking, cooking books, recipes, lines of cooking ware, and so on has made Rachel Ray a household name.

Her daytime talk show, The Rachel Ray Show is produced by one of Oprah’s many companies. For her talk show, she has been nominated for many Emmy Awards and has won three times. Although, it is her food empire, not her daytime talk show that has made her the most money and got her where she is today.

Unfortunately, Rachel Ray’s net worth has slipped recently. She has fallen in the countdown on the richest daytime talk show hosts. Formerly, having a net worth of $60 million. No matter how many millions she is worth, it’s a lot more money than most of us will ever see in a lifetime. She remains on the top and don’t expect her to lose her spot in the top 10 anytime soon.

6. Wendy Williams $60 million


Wendy Willaims was a famous on-air personality or radio show host for years. Building herself a very powerful empire and making a name for herself. It was easy for her to adapt to life as a daytime talk show host. She is now host of The Wendy Williams Show. Often known, for getting teary-eyed during her live episodes.

All of her publicity has not always been good. During her years as a radio show host, she upset quite a few stars. Most of the retaliation came in form of including Wendy Wiliams in the lyrics of their songs. It was never anything too nice. Yet, we all like to know about other people’s lives. Especially the stars, who’s cheating on who, who was caught drunk dancing on tables, and so on. Any news that embarrasses the famous people, we want to hear. Lucky for us, we had Wendy Williams on the radio to keep us informed. She is one of the Top 10 Richest Daytime Talk Show Hosts in The World 2017.

5. Steve Harvey $100 million


Host of The Steve Harvey Show, his net worth has put him in the number 5 spot on our countdown. Even though, he’s not as big as many other talk show hosts, Steve Harvey is one funny guy.

Over the years, Steve Harvey’s comedic nature has kept him in the spotlight. Now a talk show host, he has had roles on many different television shows and we have known him for years as a stand-up comedian. Steve Harvey starred in a television comedy you might remember, The Steve Harvey Show. Now, his talk show adopts the same name. We know you already knew that.

4. Kelly Ripa $100 million

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Kelly Ripa is now Live! with Kelly. First, Regis, and then Michael Strahan. Live! with Kelly and Michael was my favorite daytime talk show, the only one I watched actually. It will never be the same. Yet, that is not slowing Kelly down. She is a breathtakingly beautiful lady, who is cunning and smart. Stylish and pretty. She has a gorgeous husband and together they have made a beautiful family. Let’s not forget, she is worth $100 million.

Kelly Ripa is an Emmy award-winning daytime talk show host. She has been a television staple for over 15 years and is still going strong. Fans love her, why wouldn’t they? There could never be another Kelly. Her net worth keeps growing, she is an actress, television producer, and dancer. Together, Kelly and her husband, Mark own a production company. Keep it up girl! Money, money, money.

3. Sharon Osbourne $220 million

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Married to the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon is not a woman who hides in the dark. The Osbourne family has been in the spotlight for years, with Sharon the foundation of the family, holding it all together. Now known, for her spectacular hosting on The Talk.

Sharon did not make her fortune as a television host, though it suits her rather well. Sharon Osbourne became a television show as MTV’s reality show The Osbournes paved the way for other family reality shows on television today. Sharon is a wife and mother who has control of her life. She does not hold back and lets nothing hold her down.

2. Dr. Phil $300 million

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What is there to say about Doctor Phil? We all know of Dr. Phil, not everyone likes him but, none the less, he gets his point across. His show took off as the audience recognized him from his many appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

He runs his own private practice and helps many people on his show and through his show. Dr. Phil McGraw is also affiliated with NBC’s hit daytime medical show, The Doctors. Through all he has done in his long time career, Dr. Phil has earned the number 2 spot with a net worth of $300 million. Dr. Phil does not seem like a man that will let his net worth slip.

1. Ellen DeGeneres $330 million

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The host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Who does not love Ellen? She is funny, charismatic, smart, giving, and very very charitable. Her viewers and show audience members get so many wonderful gifts. I want to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It’s a dream, maybe she’ll give me a new house or that fancy private home office that I so long for.

Anyhow, nobody had earned the top spot like Ellen. Totaling a net worth of $330 million and still climbing. She may not have as much wealth as Oprah but, who does. Oprah is richer than most countries. Maybe, someday Ellen will have as much as Oprah. I’m sure she is satisfied with all that she has got. Happy with her relationship with, Portia de Rossi, Ellen got in going on.

Originally a comedian, her comedy has not slowed down. This woman is as funny as ever. Between her extremely successful talk show and all of her investments, she has earned the top spot. She is the richest daytime talk show host at the moment. Of course, Oprah takes the spot of the all time host. Currently, the winner is Ellen and it is sure to remain that way for years to come.

These are the Top 10 Richest Daytime Talk Show Hosts in The World 2017. Daytime talk shows are not going. They are more addicting than soap operas. The hosts get paid for their talent and all that they do. If a talk show host was a nobody, we wouldn’t watch the show. In this competitive world that revolves around money, the richest are always on top. Thankfully, when it comes to the richest daytime talk show hosts, the nicest, most charitable women takes the number one spot, Ellen.