It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Gayle King has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2021 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 24/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Gayle King tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2018 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 23) that King is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $30 million lead over her 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 has an estimated net worth of $185 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat King Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Chevy Chase Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderking - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Gayle) and a fashion line called “Gayle King Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Gayle fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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