TV has always been and will always be the most popular medium of entertainment for the common people in all over the world. TV personalities are very famous and enjoy huge fan following. TV has become the medium which makes the actor popular in the world.
Now the people are no longer restricted to their own country or region. With the help of Television, common people are now aware of actors and actresses of the world and enjoy their work on TV. A TV actor receives and get huge cash along the popularity and fan following. So let’s take a look at the richest TV personalities of the world:
List of the top 10 most famous and Richest TV Personalities in The World in 2017-2018
10. Dick Clark:
His real name is Richard Wagstaff. He was a very popular game-show host, television and radio personality. His net worth was $200 million. He married thrice. He was the creator of the American dance show “Bandstand”. He was popular as the co-host of the annual Times Square TV special series. Unfortunately he died on April 18, 2012 after a massive heart attack. His some of the famous shows and work was “Where the action is”, “The other half”, “The object is”, “The Big Show”, “Winning Lines” etc.
9. Daymond John:
His total worth is estimated to be $250 million. He is an American investor, TV personality, Motivational speaker and Businessman. He also the founder and president of a company named FUBU. He was a part of a very famous series “Shark Tank”. The show won an Emmy Award in 2016. Apart from being an actor, he is majorly a businessman and has won several awards and recognition in the field of Business. He has also authored three books including an autobiography named as “Display of Power”. It is very interesting to know that such a rich person was once a dyslexic but from his inner strength he has overpowered his weakness and became one of the richest TV personalities in the world.
8. Kathy Hilton:
She is a famous socialite, actress and television show host. She is also the mother of very popular socialite Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. Her net worth is estimated to be around $300 million. She is the wife of Rick Hilton who is one of the descendants of the Hilton Hotel Dynasty. In 2005, she started her own reality show- I want to be a Hilton, where she taught about proper etiquettes and mannerism to the aspiring socialites.
7. Ryan Seacrest:
Ryan Seacrest is an American television and radio host. His estimated worth in 2015 was around $375 million. He has been among the highest paid host and actor. He has hosted American Idol, E-news and The American top 40 radio countdown. He has also been the producer of many TV shows like E’s keeping up with the Kardashians. He has also started his own cable network with partner- Mark Cuban.
6. Jamie Oliver:
Along with being a media personality, he is also an English chef and restaurateur and has $400 million of net worth. His TV show “Naked Chef” was aired on television which made him even more popular and resulted in the increase of his profits to £1.66m. He has built an educational institute called Dream School where Professor Robert Winston and David Starkey work as teaching staff. According to Sunday Times Rich List, his restaurant chain is worth £100m and his company named Jamie Oliver Holdings is worth £ 50 m.
5. Ellen DeGeneres:
This American actress and stand-up comedian is one of the most famous, popular and rich TV talk show host in the world. This American host had a net worth of $430 million in 2017. She is hosting the very popular Ellen DeGeneres Show from the last 10 years. She is the recipient of 13 Grammy Awards for her fabulous and entertaining hosting abilities. She has received various awards for the best comedian, supporting actress, funniest female stand-up comic artist, funniest female performer and many more. She is hosting her famous show since September 2003. The show is considered as a highly-viewed talk show in the world.
4. Dr. Phil Mcgraw:
He has a worth of $400 million in 2016. Oprah Winfrey has hired him in the year 1995 for her show. He was working as a legal consultant at that time. After his regular appearances on Oprah Winfrey Show, he started his own talk show in 2002. He developed a Spinoff named “The Doctor” produced by his son Jay. He has authored several bestselling device books.
3. David Letterman:
American comedian and TV host, David Michael Letterman has net worth of $425 million. He has hosted “Late Show with David Letterman” in 1982. He owns his own show. He has also produced “the king of Queens”. He has performed in many comedy shows. He started his comedy career in 1978 by appearing on Carson’s Show. His own “Failed Morning Show” became super successful and remains a hit show throughout the 1980s.
2. Simon Cowell:
British TV producer and Music executive has total worth of $550 million. He is famous as being one of the judges on TV shows like American Idol, Pop Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, the X-factor and many more. He owns a music publishing and production company named “SYCO”. Apart from being the richest TV personality, he was also named among the 100 most influential people on the world by the TIMES MAGAZINE in the year 2010.
1. Silvio Santos:
He is the richest TV personality with an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion, declared by the Forbes List. Silvio belongs to Brazil. He is the 35th richest person of his country. In his childhood, he worked as street vendor in his teens. He started working in circus productions, television and radio, whenever possible. A radio channel spotted him and recognised his talent and gave him a job. He eventually became one of the most famous and recognised hosts in the 1960’s. Later, he produced the Brazilian version of many Hit shows like “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” “Wheel of fortune”, “Candid Camera” etc. He was also the host of “Show de Milhao” which was broadcasted in UK and Brazil.
Actors are an integral part of our lives as they are the source of our entertainment. Actors enjoy the stardom and love of thousands of follower. Apart from all the love and adulation, actors also earn huge amounts for their work. There are hundreds of rich actors. Some of them are businessman, comedian, socialite, author also. In the above article, we have mentioned about the 10 richest actors in the world. Their combined worth is more than the $3400 million.