From lower L, clockwise: Roberts via ABC, Cyrus via NBC, Parsons via CBS, DeGeneres via Telepictures, Shepard via Fox, Cooper via CNN.
Some of these estimated salaries of top TV stars are pretty mind-blowing. I knew Judy Sheindlin made a bundle, but $47M a year?
And when it comes to episodic TV, how'd you like to knock down $1M per episode to do the backbreaking work Kaley Cuoco does on Big Bang Theory?
Variety's full list is here.
LGBTQ-related talent is well-represented, with two of us among the top-paid people in entertainment:
Jim Parsons $1M per episode = $24M per year
Ellen DeGeneres $20M per year
Miley Cyrus $13-$15M per year
Robin Roberts $10-$15M per year
Shepard Smith $10M per year
Anderson Cooper $9-$11M per year
David Muir $7M per year
Rachel Maddow $7M per year
Jesse Tyler Ferguson $250K per episode = $6M per year
Andy Cohen $4-$5M per year