If you’re looking to find the richest woman in the news business, you will be surprised to learn that Megyn Kelly’s not quite there yet.
She’s influential enough, but her net worth of $15 million keeps her off our list of the best-paid women bringing us the stories that matter. Check out who did make the list instead.
Melissa Theuriau: The French Superstar
Melissa is worth $18 million, she works for the French channel Metropole 16.
When she’s not bringing the country the news, she’s helping out those less fortunate than her and her philanthropy is near legendary.
She was once voted the world’s most beautiful reporter.
Rachel Maddow: The First Openly Gay Woman In American News
The Rachel Maddow Show gave Rachel the title of the first gay woman, who is out of the closet, to host her own primetime news show.
Her popularity with her fans has helped her accrue personal wealth to the tune of $20 million.
Robin Roberts: Still Killing It
Robin has had some challenges with her news career after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer.
However, despite this, she’s still managed to tuck away a very healthy $25 million. Much of it stems from her time as a popular sports reporter.
Greta Van Susteren: A Powerful Woman
Forbes magazine nominated Greta as the 94th most powerful woman in the world, thanks to her influence in American news.
She began her career as a legal analyst. Now, she’s worked for CNN. Fox, NBC, and MSNBC and amassed a staggering $35 million while doing so.
Megyn Kelly ($15 Million)
Megyn Kelly is not only a journalist but she is also a political commentator and a former corporate defense attorney. She worked for Fox News but later on departed to join NBC News. While she worked for Fox News, she hosted various programs such as The Kelly File and America Live. She also hosted Fox News’ New Year’s Eve specials. At NBC News, she was given her news magazine program entitled Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly. Her popularity as a journalist landed her on the Time list of 100 Most Influential People in 2014.
Erin Burnett – News Anchor
Erin Burnett’s Salary and Net Worth Erin is one of the highest paid journalists in the journalism industry. She works at CNN, from where she receives an annual salary of $3 million. According to heavy.com, her net worth is $12 million approximately
Meredith Vieira: An All-Rounder
We didn’t know whether Meredith should be on this list as she’s also a game show and talk show star. But in the end, her work as a journalist saw her get her place here.
That and the $40 million that she has banked.
Katie Couric: A Hall Of Fame Inductee
You can’t live in America and not know who Katie Couric is. She’s spent over 25 years delivering the news for various channels.
She’s also published a best-selling book and been inducted into TV’s Hall of Fame. She’s earned $55 million for doing so.
Diane Sawyer: A Big Hitter
With an incredible $80 million tucked away, Diane Sawyer is nearly in a wealth league of her own.
Over 50 years spent in the industry puts her among the best-known people in the news in the world. She’s earned every penny.
Barbara Walters: The Queen Of The News
Barbara Walters has retired following a long and illustrious career. She started out as a writer before being asked to make the jump in front of the camera.
After doing so she amassed a fortune of $150 million making her the queen of the news, worldwide.