How much is your favorite star getting paid?
They show up week after week in our living rooms, more prompt than the dishwashing repair company, and many times more satisfying than, well, many things. TV stars are hardworking cogs in the machines of how most of us get our daily entertainment fix. Where would we be without someone to root for on American Idol? How would we laugh into slumber if it wasn’t for late-night comedy? (Have you downloaded our printable guide to the Fall TV premiere dates in September?)
How much is that entertainment worth?
We pay for cable or satellite, streaming movies or shows, Internet service, and movie channels. All of us pay. (Oh yes, even if you think you aren’t, that ad you just watched is proving you wrong.) The money goes into some big, complicated Rube Goldberg machine, and at some point it becomes the salaries for our favorite TV stars. So just how much do our favorite TV stars get paid? TV Guide has released the data from their yearly survey revealing the answers.
They calculated the salaries for over 150 TV stars based on “conversations with agents, managers, and studio heads and network executives.” They have shared a small sample of that list as a sneak peek, but you can grab the full list when the issue arrives on newsstands August 22nd.
Salaries For Some Top TV Stars:
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