It's been a rough year for the journalist, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 50-year-old Megyn Kelly has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid journalists for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Megyn Kelly tops annual list of highest-paid journalists
In 2018 it looked like the journalist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 16) that Kelly is the highest-paid journalist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $20 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 journalist-television host has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Kelly Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Syracuse Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderkelly - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Megyn) and a fashion line called “Megyn Kelly Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Megyn fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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