According to Forbes magazine, Howard Stern leads the pack, making $90 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Forbes says the SiriusXM host now has a net worth of $450 million.
Conservative talkers dominated the balance of the Forbes list with Rush Limbaugh coming in second earning $84 million. Ryan Seacrest rounds out the top three with $58 million. For some reason, Forbes lists Bill O’Reilly in fourth with $37 million. O’Reilly hasn’t had a radio show in quite some time. Fifth was Sean Hannity at $36 million and Glen Beck was sixth with a mere $10 million, barely making the cut at Forbes.
Forbes says earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, NPD Bookscan, and PollstarPro, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers, and lawyers are not deducted.