It's been a rough year for the television host, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 33-year-old Rachel Riley has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid television hosts for 2019 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Rachel Riley tops annual list of highest-paid television hosts
In 2016 it looked like the television host’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (January 20) that Riley is the highest-paid television host in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2017 and December 2018, a nearly $50 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 has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Riley Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “Rochford Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderiley - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Rachel) and a fashion line called “Rachel Riley Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Rachel fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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