Drew Barrymore and all the other daytime talk show hosts who made crazy money

Although many believe that late night TV is where the big bucks are, no one should underestimate the power of daytime TV shows. After all, plenty of people spend their days with names like Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, and Dr. Phil.


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Today, we take a closer look at just how rich some of the most famous daytime talk show hosts are. Keep scrolling to see who ended up being number one (with a net worth of a few billion)!

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13/13 Wendy Williams has a net worth of $20 million

Kicking off the list is TV host and writer Wendy Williams who hosted The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 to 2021. According to Celebrity Net WorthWendy Williams is currently estimated to have a net worth of $20 million.

12/13 Jennifer Hudson has a net worth of $30 million

Next on the list is american idol contestant Jennifer Hudson. Although Hudson was a successful musician and actress, she also decided to give hosting a shot. Since 2022, Jennifer Husdon has hosted the daytime talk show The Jennifer Hudson Show. According Celebrity Net WorthJennifer Hudson is currently estimated to have a net worth of $30 million.

11/13 Kelly Clarkson has a net worth of $45 million

Speaking of american idol participants, next on the list is musician Kelly Clarkson who has released nine successful studio albums.

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Apart from music, Clarkson has also enjoyed the world of television as she was the host of The Kelly Clarkson Show since 2019. According to Celebrity Net WorthKelly Clarkson is currently estimated to have a net worth of $45 million.

10/13 Queen Latifah has a net worth of $70 million

Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is next on today’s list. From 1999 to 2001, she hosted the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, and between 2013 and 2015 she hosted a revamp of the show. According Celebrity Net WorthQueen Latifah is currently estimated at $70 million.

9/13 Tyra Banks has a net worth of $90 million

Let’s move on to model Tyra Banks. Between 2005 and 2010, Banks hosted his own television talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. According Celebrity Net WorthTyra Banks is currently estimated at $90 million.

8/13 Rachael Ray has a net worth of $100 million

Next on the list is TV personality Rachael Ray. Since 2006, Ray hosts The Rachel Ray Show. According Celebrity Net WorthRachael Ray is currently estimated to have a net worth of $100 million.

7/13 Rosie O’Donnell has a net worth of $120 million

Let’s move on to comedian, actress and television personality Rosie O’Donnell. From 1996 to 2002, O’Donnell hosted the daytime talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Between 2006 and 2007, she was a host on View, and from 2014 to 2015, she served as a co-host of the show. According Celebrity Net WorthRosie O’Donnell is currently estimated to have a net worth of $120 million.

6/13 Kelly Ripa has a net worth of $120 million

Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa is next on today’s list. Ripa was the co-host of the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan (formerly known as Live! with Regis and Kelly) since 2001.

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According Celebrity Net WorthKelly Ripa is currently estimated to have a net worth of $120 million, which means she shares her spot with Rosie O’Donnell.

5/13 Drew Barrymore has a net worth of $125 million

Hollywood star Drew Barrymore opens the top five for today’s show. Since 2020, the actress hosts The Drew Barrymore Show. According Celebrity Net WorthDrew Barrymore is currently estimated to have a net worth of $125 million.

4/13 Ryan Seacrest has a net worth of $450 million

TV personality Ryan Seacrest has been successful in the industry for decades. Since 2017, he co-hosts Live with Kelly and Ryan. According Celebrity Net WorthRyan Seacrest is currently estimated to have a net worth of $450 million.​​​​​​​

3/13 Phil McGraw has a net worth of $460 million

Opening the top three on today’s list is Phil McGraw, better known as Dr Phil. McGraw hosted the talk show Dr Phil (which was created by him and Oprah Winfrey) since 2022. According to Celebrity Net WorthPhil McGraw is currently estimated to have a net worth of $460 million.​​​​​​​

2/13 Ellen DeGeneres has a net worth of $500 million

Second on today’s list is comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres hosted the TV talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2003 to 2022. According to Celebrity Net WorthEllen DeGeneres is currently estimated to have a net worth of $500 million.​​​​​​​

1/13 Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $3.5 billion

And finally, to finish the list at number one, Oprah Winfrey hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986 to 2011. According to Celebrity Net WorthOprah Winfrey is currently estimated to have a net worth of $3.5 billion, making her the richest daytime TV host.​​​​​​​

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