Oprah Winfrey Highest-Paid Television host in the World

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid television hosts” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 69-year-old Oprah Winfrey has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2023 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Oprah Winfrey 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 Saturday (June 3) that Winfrey is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between May 2022 and May 2023, 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 Winfrey Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Kosciusko Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwinfrey - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Oprah) and a fashion line called “Oprah Winfrey Seduction”.

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

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