=9) Howard Stern ($15 million)
This TV show host is also a radio personality, comedian, actor, author and photographer. He earned a total of $95 million between June 2012 and 2013 for both “America’s Got Talent” and his Sirius satellite radio deal.
=9) Ryan Seacrest ($15 million)
This television host is also a radio personality and producer. He received a $5 million raise after signing a two-year hosting deal for “American Idol” in 2012.
8) Jennifer Lopez ($17.5 million)
Popularly called J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez has been a celebrity judge on “American Idol” since 2011. She is working on an NBC FBI drama “Shades of Blue,” which she will executive produce with Ryan Seacrest.
7) Bill O’Reilly ($18 million)
This TV host is also an author, syndicated columnist and political commentator. He hosts the political commentary program “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. His salary is up $1 million from last year.
6) Kelly Ripa ($14-$20 million)
This talk show host is also an actress and television producer. She is best known as co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”
5) Ellen DeGeneres ($16-$20 million)
Ellen DeGeneres’ NBC talk show “Ellen” is currently renewed through 2017. She hosted the Oscars in 2013, during which she took the most retweeted selfie ever.
4) David Letterman ($20 million)
This television host will retire in 2015 from “The Late Show.”
3) Matt Lauer ($22-$25 million)
This television personality signed a contract worth $25 million in 2012 for a multiyear deal.
2) Jon Stewart ($25-$30 million)
This television host is also a political satirist, writer, director, producer, media critic, TV host, actor and stand-up comedian. He is the highest paid late-night host on television.
1) Judge Judy Sheindlin ($47 million)
With an average of 9 million viewers, Judge Judy Sheindlin’s “Judge Judy” is the most watched syndicated show during the week.
The above-mentioned TV personalities are very popular in the US.