It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 74-year-old Judy Finnigan has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2022 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 10/12/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Judy Finnigan tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2020 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (December 9) that Finnigan is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between November 2021 and November 2022, a nearly $40 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 English television host-journalist-author has an estimated net worth of $215 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 Finnigan Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Manchester Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderfinnigan - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Judy) and a fashion line called “Judy Finnigan Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Judy fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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