Conan O'Brien Highest-Paid Television host in the World

Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid television hosts” released on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old Conan O'Brien has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2020 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Conan O'Brien tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts

In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (August 11) that O'Brien is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between July 2019 and July 2020, a nearly $40 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-comedian-author-producer has an estimated net worth of $215 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 O'Brien Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Brookline Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondero'Brien - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Conan) and a fashion line called “Conan O'Brien Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Conan fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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