It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 37-year-old Ben Shapiro has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 25/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ben Shapiro tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2019 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (September 24) that Shapiro is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2020 and August 2021, a nearly $50 million lead over his closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The American television host-activist has an estimated net worth of $245 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Shapiro Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Los Angeles Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondershapiro - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ben) and a fashion line called “Ben Shapiro Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ben fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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