Top 5 richest American TV celebrities
We all just know this fact that the stars of the big screen are wealthy and earn handsome amount. But not many of us know that the stars of the small screens are too much wealthy and draw handsome chunks. Their annual salaries are extremely bigger. The stars like Oprah Winfrey, Dr, Phil, David Letterman and others earn the biggest bucks.
We list down the top five richest television stars of America.
1- Oprah Winfrey
Her annual approximately pay is $225 million. She is undoubtedly the richest TV stars who earn endless amount every year. Apart from her own show, ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’, she churns out the syndicated shows for Dr, Phil and Rachel Bay. Her personal fortune is of $1.5 billion.
2- Dr. Phil
His annual salary is $45 million. Although he is at second position but the biggest difference between the amount of Oprah and Phil, everyone can notice. His Syndication show makes him popular and earns him the bigger bucks.
3- David Letterman
His annual salary is $40 million. He is not a top rated last night host but since he owns a stake in the show, he gets the bigger earnings.
4- Simon Cowell
His annual pay is $36 million. He is behind the production of American Idol and now X-Factor.
5- James Gandolfini
With $22 million annual salary, he is at number five position of the richest TV stars. His portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano fetches $1 million an episode.