Oprah Doesn’t Give A Sh*t What We Think… She Makes $315 Million A Year Off Her Talk Show

- By Bossip Staff

Oprah is shutting it down when it comes to the top TV earners, topping it off with a cool $315 Million a year. Oprah’s show airs five days a week and she always takes about two months off during the summer for damn near which comes out to about $1.4 million a show… DAYYYUMMM!!!

Check Out Who Else Is Pulling in Top Dollars:

Drama (per episode)

Hugh Laurie (House) $400,000+
Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) $395,000 (each)
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) $375,000
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) $375,000
Mark Harmon (NCIS) $375,000
Laurence Fishburne (CSI) $350,000
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) $350,000
Denis Leary (Rescue Me) $350,000
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY ) $275,000
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) $200,000
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) $200,000
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife ) $175,000
Dana Delany (Body of Proof ) $150,000
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) $150,000
Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe) $150,000
Jimmy Smits (Outlaw) $150,000
LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) $125,000
Jason Lee (Memphis Beat) $125,000
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) $125,000
Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) $125,000
Michael Weatherly (NCIS) $125,000
Matt Bomer (White Collar) $100,000
Nathan Fillion (Castle) $100,000
Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) $100,000
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) $100,000
Cole Hauser (Chase) $100,000
Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) $100,000
Timothy Olyphant (Justified ) $100,000
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0) $80,000
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) $75,000
Anna Paquin (True Blood) $75,000
Blair Underwood (The Event) $75,000
Zachary Levi (Chuck) $60,000
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) $40,000
Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) $40,000
Ashley Tisdale (Hellcats) $30,000

Late Night/Talk Syndication (per year)

Oprah Winfrey $315 million
Judge Judy Sheindlin $45 million
David Letterman (The Late Show) $28 million
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) $25 million
Conan O’Brien (The Conan O’Brien Show) $10 million
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) $8 million
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) $6 million
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) $3.5 million
George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) $3.5 million

Reality (per year)

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million
Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) $2 million
Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8) $250,000 per episode
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode

Comedy (per episode)

Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men) $1.25 million
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) $550,000
Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) $400,000
Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) $400,000
Tina Fey (30 Rock) $350,000
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) $350,000
Steve Carell (The Office) $297,000
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) $250,000
David Duchovny (Californication) $200,000
Kevin Dillon (Entourage) $200,000
Adrian Grenier (Entourage) $200,000
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) $180,000
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) $175,000
William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) $150,000
David Spade (Rules of Engagement) $150,000
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) $100,000
Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) $85,000
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) $75,000
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) $50,000
Jane Lynch (Glee) $50,000
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) $40,000
Matthew Morrison (Glee) $30,000
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) $30,000
Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) $20,000 (each)
Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) $15,000

News (per year)

Matt Lauer (Today) $16 million +
Katie Couric (CBS) $15 million
Brian Williams (NBC) $12.5 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) $12 million
Meredith Vieira (Today) $11 million
Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) $10 million
George Stephanopoulos (ABC) $8 million
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) $7 million
Shepard Smith (Fox News) $7 million
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) $3 million
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) $2 million
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) $2 million
Eliot Spitzer (CNN) $500,000


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  • chriskaboo

    Damn straight

  • Sara

    Well, I don’t give a damn about what you think and I’m not getting paid a dime. Oprah definitely has the better end of this deal.

  • jj

    im glad yall realize this women has no reason to care about your thoughts or feelings

  • tk

    only a handful of us coloreds is making any bank in the business. it feels like being a fly in a bowl of buttermilk. but white folks make that bank. gett’n dem mad dollars i guess we ain’t that marketable. until we get our own tele mundos or univisions you can forget it. even oprah is going for dem cauasian dollors….. good luck. oh we got TV-ONE. oops

  • It's Me

    Man Can i just get a bet? Whatever God lays on your heart to give me, I will appreciate it.. Thanks in advance…

  • if anything be noble

    Through it all, Charlie Sheen is still the highest paid comedic actor? How is this possible?


    I support you Oprah, and I applaud you for all of your accomplishments, keep doing what you do until the curtains fall…I’m going to ask ya’ll again if black women don’t support each other then who will?

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    Dang!!! We’ll at least Oprah tries to share it! Will miss her when her show goes off next year.

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  • DeeDee

    That’s right Lady O, when you’re HAPPY, HEALTHY AND RICH, you don’t give a DAMN what ANYONE thinks. Keep doing your thing and helping folks!

  • Mr.uPPeR CuTTs

    Judge Judy Sheindlin $45 million

    I don’t know how this SKANK makes all this money. I hate dis old wrinkled BIOTCH. i wish i was on her show.

    i’d ref her engines right away and tell her point blank asap, 5uck my d!ck. I’d disrespect the sh!t out dis c.unt.

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    georgiee porchiee went to the shop when he came back he found out ms shakira has a song with dora the explora:”.. and oprah witney show is still my fav show::on air””!,, nuff reSPECT AND HOLA HI HELLO HAPPY SUMMER CHEERS TO MS OPRAHA THANKS FORREADIN!””

  • Devotee

    Why is Jon cryer gettin half of what Charlie sheen is getting….personally I like him over Charlie and plus it takes two to have good comedic banter

  • NWO

    Don’t care what Oprah makes I can’t stand her azz

  • Monica

    The meek shall inherited the earth.

    It will be hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.


    O, man, that’s insanity! Gayle’s a very lucky woman.

  • Lisa

    Loves me some Lady O! I read that the ATL Housewives only made $2500-$3000 per episode. Reality “stars” are dumb for putting all of their business out there for less than $100,000/year. No wonder why they are all broke.

  • Somali Ninga

    DAMN Judge Judy is making BANK!!!

  • msbliss

    Judge judy will be making major bank now that she’s surpassed oprah in ratings.

  • prettygirlswaggin

    I can not believe Tyler Perry ppl did not make the list…

  • nite stick

    I guess Monique did not make any money they don’t have her posted.

  • LaTanya

    As popular as True Blood is and Anna Paquinn only makes $75,000 an episode!

  • http://u bklynlady

    TV will not be the same after June 2011. Say what you want about O but for 25 years she has made a significant dent in lives all over the world. I am grateful to have been a part of the experience. LOVE OPRAH. Four o’clock will never be the same in the t.v world. You will be truly missed.

  • http://u bklynlady

    Out of at least 100 names (off assumption) You mean to tell me THERE ARE ONLY 5 BLACK ACTORS ont his list?! SMGDH- damn shame…..

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