The top of the heap is Dr. Phil McGraw who earned a cool 79-million bucks last year. It’s not all from his show, though. He makes money from money from product placements, and splits the advertising profits from the show. The rest comes from producing credits on CBS’ ”The Doctors" and ”Bull,” as well as speaking gigs and an endorsement deal with AstraZenica.
The rest of the top six, in order, are:
Ellen DeGeneres ($77 million), Ryan Seacrest ($58 million), Judy Sheindlin ($47 million), Steve Harvey ($42.5 million) and Michael Strahan ($21.5 million).
In case you didn’t notice, some interesting people failed to make the list. Why? They don’t market themselves like the top six do! They include Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Robin Roberts, Megyn Kelly, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon.