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Top 10 Richest Journalists in the world 2024



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Find the list of the top 10 richest journalists in the world in this article.

10. Shepard Smith Net Worth – $25 million

David Shepard Smith Jr.  is an American broadcast journalist for NBC News and CNBC, where he serves as chief general news anchor and hosts The News with Shepard Smith, a daily evening newscast launched in fall 2020. Smith is best known for his 23-year career at Fox News Channel, which he joined at its 1996 inception and where he served as chief anchor and managing editor of the breaking news division.

 Smith hosted several programs in his tenure at Fox News, including Fox Report, Studio B and Shepard Smith Reporting. In 2017, Smith came out as gay, prompting homophobic backlash from the conservative Fox viewers, some of whom demanded his show be cancelled.

 He left the station in 2019. In a 2021 interview with Christiane Amanpour, Smith stated that his presence on Fox had become “untenable” due to the “falsehoods” and “lies” intentionally spread on the network’s opinion shows

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9. Megyn Kelly Net Worth – $30 million

Megyn Kelly is one of the highest-paid newswomen in the industry. Megyn Marie Kelly  is an American lawyer and journalist who was a talk show host at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and a host and correspondent with NBC News from 2017 to 2018. She currently produces a podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show, and is also active in posting to her Instagram page and YouTube channel

8. George Stephanopoulos Net Worth – $35 million

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George Robert Stephanopoulos  is an American television host, political commentator, and former Democratic advisor. Stephanopoulos currently is chief anchor and political correspondent on ABC News, and a coanchor with Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, and host of This Week, ABC’s Sunday morning current events news program.

s career as a journalist, Stephanopoulos was an advisor to the Democratic Party. He rose to early prominence as a communications director for the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and subsequently became White House communications director. He was later senior advisor for policy and strategy, before departing in December 1996

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7. Robin Roberts Net Worth – $35 million

Robin Roberts is the wealthiest female news anchor. Her net worth is $35 million and she earns $18 million a year as co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Roberts was born in Alabama and grew up in Mississippi.

She played basketball and tennis in high school and went to Southern Louisiana University. Roberts worked as a sports anchor on local news and radio programs. In 1990 she joined ESPN as a sportscaster. She left ESPN in 2005 and joined “Good Morning America” which she helped boost in ratings. Roberts was sidelined by breast cancer in 2007 and myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012. She bravely documented her treatment and recovery for “Good Morning America”.

6. Brian Williams Net Worth – $40 million

Brian Williams is currently the Chief Anchor for the cable news department of MSNBC. He hosts the nightly “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” for the news station. Williams was managing editor and anchored “NBC Nightly News” for 10 years from 2004 through 2014.

Williams was suspended from NBC when it was found that he had fabricated stories about when he covered the Iraq War in 2003. Williams was born in New Jersey in 1959. He studied at George Washington University and The Catholic university of America. He worked in radio news in Kansas, Washington DC and Philadelphia before joining NBC in 1993.

He was Chief White House Correspondent for the station. Williams was a substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw on “NBC Nightly News” before taking over as anchor in 2004. Williams lives in Connecticut with his wife of 30 years. Their daughter Allison stars in HBO’s “Girls”. They have a son who is a sports anchor in New York City.

5. Bill O’Reilly Net Worth – $50 million

Bill O’Reilly, the conservative political commentator for Fox, has a net worth of $50 million. He earned $20 million a year for his show “The O’Reilly Factor” which aired on Fox from 1996 until recently. It was recently revealed that O’Reilly settled several sexual harassment allegations, one for $32 million. It is unclear as yet if O’Reilly has a future as a journalist.

Bill O’Reilly was born in New York City in 1949 and worked early on as a news reporter for local television stations and as a reporter for ABC and NBC News. From 1989 through 1995 O’Reilly hosted the entertainment show “Inside Edition”. “The O’Reilly Factor” was the highest rated cable news show for 16 years. O’Reilly was married to Maureen McPhilmy from 1996 until 2011. The couple have a daughter and son.

Anderson Cooper -$250 million

Anderson Hays Cooper  is an American television journalist. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. In addition to his duties at CNN, Cooper serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.

Born into a wealthy family in Manhattan, Cooper graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. As a young journalist, he began traveling the world, shooting footage of war-torn regions for Channel One News. Cooper was hired by ABC News as a correspondent in 1995, but he soon took more jobs throughout the network, working for a short time as a co-anchor, reality game show host, and fill-in morning talk show host.

Anderson Cooper is the richest Journalist in the world with a net worth of $250 million.

Sean Hannity – $150 million

Sean Patrick Hannity is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show. He also hosts a commentary program, Hannity, on Fox News.

According to, he earns $29 million a year as an anchor and political commentator for the Fox News Channel weekdays from 9pm to 10pm and hosts “The Sean Hannity Show” on radio making him the second richest journalist in the world.

Diane Sawyer -$100 million

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Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television broadcast journalist known for anchoring major programs on two networks including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine while at ABC News.

During her tenure at CBS News she hosted CBS Morning and was the first woman correspondent on 60 Minutes. Prior to her journalism career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s White House staff and assisted in his post-presidency memoirs. Presently she works for ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials.

Matt Lauer – $60 million

With NBC, Lauer hosted the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1998 to 2017 and co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games. He was also previously a news anchor for The Today Show from 1994 to 1997, anchor for WNBC in New York City and served as a local talk-show host in various cities (including co-hosting various local versions of PM Magazine) and entertainment news segments for HBO

Matthew Todd Lauer  is a former American television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC’s Today show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC.