Watching TV is considered a perfect way to waste time by a lot of people, but for the ones in front of the camera it’s their main source of income. The people on this list know the price of looking sharp, saying the right thing and cutting some meaty deals with their networks. Your jaw will drop when you see how much money these 30 TV hosts rake in per year.
30. Hoda Kotb: $2M
Chances are Today Show host Hoda Kotb is having a much better day today than all of us, since she has such a great salary for her TV gig. Her family comes from Egypt, and she’s been working on American television since the mid-80s.
29. Dr.Oz: $4M
A lot of people criticize Mehmet Oz’s on-air advice, but no one can argue with the fact that the man behind the highly successful The Dr. Oz Show earns tons of money for his TV practice.
28. Carson Daly: $5M
When was the last time you saw a music video on MTV? Surprisingly, Carson Daly’s career didn’t end with TRL, and he’s still making big bucks.