Everyone loves a list, especially when it involves taking a peek at someone else’s salary. Forbes is out with its annual list of radio’s highest paid-hosts. Combined, the top five, all men, made nearly $300 million. The King-of-All-Media is still number one.
Howard Stern made $90 million in 2018, according to Forbes. Stern was followed by the most-listened-to talk show host Rush Limbaugh who the magazine says took in $84.5 million.
America’s most-listened-to radio host reaches a monthly audience of 25 million on more than 650 stations. In the fourth decade of his career, Limbaugh released his first mobile app in January, giving a subscription boost to his digital platform Rush 24/7.
Ryan Seacrest came in third on the list with an estimated salary of $74 million. He was followed by Sean Hannity at $36 million and Glenn Beck at $8.5 million
Forbes says the numbers are estimates from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018. Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Pollstar Pro, as well as interviews with industry insiders.