Top 7 Highest Paid TV Artists (Late Night / Talk Syndication / Reality Shows)

A couple of weeks ago we published the list for the Top 7 Highest Paid Artists for TV Series, but as we said in that post, there are two main ways artists negotiate their salaries, according to the type of show: per episode (TV series) and per year (late night, talk syndication, reality shows). To complete our research on this topic, here we have the list for the Top 7 Highest Paid TV Artist in Late Night / Talk Syndication / Reality Shows.

At this point, it is important to mention that there are some TV News anchors and journalists that make more money than some of the people mentioned in this list, but since American TV News are not seen everywhere, we left these people out of our research.

1. Oprah Winfrey

Salary (per year): $315 million

TV show: The Oprah Show

Category: Talk Show

2. Judge Judy Sheindlin

Salary (per year): $45 million

TV show: Judge Judy

Category: Court Show

3. David Letterman

Salary (per year): $28 million

TV show: The Late Show

Category: Late Night Show

4. Jay Leno

Salary (per year): $25 million

TV show: The Tonight Show

Category: Late Night Show

5. Ryan Seacrest

Salary (per year): $15 million

TV show: American Idol

Category: Reality Show

6. Conan O’Brien

Salary (per year): $10 million

TV show: The Conan O’Brien Show

Category: Late Night Show

7. Ellen DeGeneres

Salary (per year): $8 million

TV show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Category: Talk Show

Source: people.com, allvoices.com, tvguide.com, hollywooddame.com

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