It's official Judge Judy owner Judy Sheindlin is the highest paid TV presenter, earning $ 147 million (£ 115 million) last year.
Via ForbesJudge Judy is ranked first, followed by Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Phil McGraw, Ryan Seacrest and Steve Harvey.
This is what they earned in 2017:
5. Steve Harvey – $ 44,000,000
4. Ryan Seacrest – $ 74000000
3. Dr. Phil McGraw – $ 7,750,000
2. Ellen DeGeneres – $ 87500000
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1. Judy Sheindlin – $ 147000000
(All profit estimates are calculated from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018).
Last year, Sheindlin sold the rights to the library in the amount of 5,200 Judge Judy episodes, as well as future episodes, on CBS worth about $ 100 million.
This will explain why she is now numero uno (Judy was No. 4 in Forbeslast year) because her annual salary for Judge Judy estimated at $ 47 million per year.
In 2017, Dr. Phil McGraw earned the most – $ 79 million from June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, and Ellen finished second with $ 77 million and american idol and Live with Kelly and Ryan Seacrest's owner was in third place with $ 58 million.
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Judge Judy an average of 23 million viewers during the 23rd season, while Dr. Phil attracts almost 4 million viewers.
Meanwhile, Seacrest's profit rose from $ 58 million to $ 74 million this year, and DeGeneres revenue also grew by about $ 10 million.
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