Tuesday, Jon Stewart announced he’ll be leaving “The Daily Show” later this year.
When he steps down, Stewart will leave television as the highest-paid late night host after nearly 17 years on Comedy Central.
How does Stewart’s paycheck compare to other TV hosts?
Last summer, TV Guide released its annual salary report, a list that rounds up the paychecks of some of television’s highest-paid actors and TV personalities.
Note: We originally ran this list late last year.
Sajak has been hosting 'Wheel of Fortune' for more than 31 years. In 2013, Sajak told The Huffington Post he may be nearing the end of his time hosting the game show; however, he still has another few years on air.
O'Brien's switch to TBS has proved more profitable than his late-night network competition. He has been hosting 'Conan' since 2010 on the network. This past May, O'Brien signed a new deal to stay on TBS through 2018.
The 'NBC Nightly News' host reportedly makes the same as he did before Williams' 'Rock Center' was canceled in 2013. In February, Williams has come under fire after admitting to embellishing a story from 2003 about the Iraq invasion. He is currently on a six-month suspension from his position as anchor.
Ripa took over hosting duties on 'Live!' in 2011 after the departure of Regis Philbin. The former soap opera actress has been a part of the morning show since 2001. Her co-star, Michael Strahan, reportedly receives $US6 million per year for 'Live!' in addition to his $US4 million yearly salary from Fox Sports for his role as an analyst on 'Fox NFL Sunday.'
Stewart is the highest-paid late-night television host for his satirical Comedy Central series 'The Daily Show.' He has been hosting the talk show since 1999. Stewart announced he'll step down from 'The Daily Show' at some point in 2015.
Judge Judy is the highest-paid celebrity on TV. Sheindlin's 'Judge Judy' continues to be the one of the most-watched syndicated show during the week with an average viewership between 9 million to 10 million viewers per week . TV Guide reported that 'Judge Judy' brought in $US230 million in advertising in 2012.
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