How much are TV host and anchors making?

Last Revised on July 26, 2007

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Wanna know who makes the most money among the TV host and anchors? It’s Oprah Winfrey, based on TV Guide magazine. She earns an estimated of $260 million a year from her The Oprah Winfrey Show. Here are the other TV stars who made a good money, but less than half of what Oprah makes:Simon Cowell (“American Idol”): $45 millionJudge Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”): $30 million

Katie Couric (“CBS Evening News” anchor): $15 million

Matt Lauer (NBC “Today” co-anchor): $12 million

Meredith Vieira (NBC “Today” co-anchor): $10 million

Judge Judy: $30 million

Bob Barker: $10 million

Zach Braff (“Scrubs”): $6.3 million

Maury Povich (per year plus profits): $7 million

Ellen DeGeneres: $5 million

Jerry Springer: $3 million – 4 million

Tyra Banks: $3.5 million

Here are other TV stars who makes a plenty of money, based on their every single episode salaries:

William Petersen (“CSI”): $500,000 per episode

Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”): $350,000 per episode

Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”): $350,000 per episode

Chris Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”): $350,000 per episode

Hugh Laurie (“House”): $300,000 per episode

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“New Adventures of Old Christine”): $225,000 per episode

Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”): $200,000 per episode

Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”): $200,000 per episode

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