It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 58-year-old Craig Ferguson has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Craig Ferguson 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 Friday (January 15) that Ferguson is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between December 2019 and December 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 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 Ferguson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Glasgow Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderferguson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Craig) and a fashion line called “Craig Ferguson Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Craig fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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