The 7 Highest Paid Reality Show Hosts

The 7 Highest Paid Reality Show Hosts
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1. Ryan Seacrest

This 40-year old man candy is a renowned reality show producer. He won an Emmy award for producing the show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. He also got an Emmy nomination for the popular show American idol. Shows hosted by Ryan Seacrest include New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Knock Knock Live, and American idol.

Ryan Seacrest also produces the E! Entertainment Channel hit reality series ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. Other hit reality shows produced by Seacrest include Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and Married to Jonas.

According to Hollywood Reporter, “Ryan Seacrest’s salary to host American Idol tripled in 2009 — jumping from $5 million a year to $15 million”. Those staggering numbers make him the highest paid reality show host in the world.

Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Hit show: American Idol
Salary:$15 Million
Net Worth: $80 Million

2. Tyra Banks

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This sultry American top-earning model has been repeatedly ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the world’s most influential Afro-American. She was the host of the ‘America’s Next Top Model’ reality show from 2003 to 2015 alongside her own ‘Tyra Banks Show’ which was a major hit. In 2011, T.L Banks launched her fashion and beauty website ( in partnership with Demand Media and being a woman with great business acumen; she started her cosmetic brand (Tyra Beauty) in 2014 and then her cosmetic e-site ( in 2015.

Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Hit show: America’s Next Top Model
Salary: $14 Million
Net Worth: $90 Million

3. Jeff Probst



The talented Jeffrey Lee is an American game show host, popularly known as the Emmy award winning host of ‘Survivor-USA’. He also hosted the daytime talk show ‘The Jeff Probst Show’ produced by CBS Television for a season. Other shows hosted by Jeff include ‘Celebrity Superfan Roundtable’, and ‘Rock and Roll Jeopardy’. Jeff won the Primetime Emmy Award for the most ‘Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program’ in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Birthdate: November 4, 1961
Hit show: Survivor
Salary: $4 – $4.6 Million
Net Worth: $40 Million

4. Julie Chen

This beautiful star host captivates her audience with her heartwarming smile and unbelievable charisma. Asides being an American TV personality, she is also a producer and news anchor for CBS. She also hosts the popular American version of CBS Networks Big Brother. Chen guest-starred in the hit series NCIS: Los Angeles episode ‘In the Line of Duty’. Popular shows hosted by Julie include ‘The talk’ and ‘the early show’.

Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Hit show: Big Brother
Salary: $3 Million (Estimated)
Net Worth: $14 Million

5. Nick Cannon



This 35-year old talented American rapper and comedian is also making waves as a reality show host. Popular shows hosted by Nick include the ‘America’s Got Talent’, Wild ‘N Out, and ‘The Nick Cannon Show’. He won the Hollywood film Festival awards in 2001 and 2006, and won the NAACP Image awards in 2012. He was also a two-time nominee for the Black Reel awards; a four time nominee for the Teen Choice awards and has bagged major roles in some top movies.

Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Hit show: America’s Got Talent
Salary: $2.2 Million
Net Worth: $50 Million

6. Phil Keoghan

This New Zealander who cycled across America in the spring of 2009 is a great TV personality that has hosted some popular reality shows. Notable amongst them are ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘No Opportunity Wasted’. Others include ‘Adventure Crazy’, ‘Miss World 2003’, ‘Go for IT’, etc. Phil has won ten Emmy Awards for his outstanding performance as a remarkable host. He was honored as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the year 2014 and shares a strong bond with the Multiple Sclerosis community.

Birthdate: May 31, 1967
Hit show: The Amazing Race
Salary: $2.2 Million
Net Worth: $12 Million

7. Carson Daly



This super-hot American TV host is definitely one to reckon with. After a thriving run at MTV where he was discovered, he landed a deal with NBC in 2002. He has hosted reality shows such as ‘The Voice’, the top 30 countdown show ‘The Daly Download with Carson Daly’, ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ and ‘Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks’. He is the co-founder of the ‘456 Entertainment’ record label, the winner of the 2015 Emmy’s Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and he supports breast cancer research.

Birthdate: June 22, 1973
Hit show: The Voice
Salary: $1 Million
Net Worth: $15 Million