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Top 10 Highest Paid Journalists In The World

Highest Paid Journalists In The World
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Journalists are among the wealthiest celebrities in the world. They incur a crucial role in collecting and reporting news stories and events happening on a local, national, and international level.

Serving as a lead journalist on a television news broadcast, they use their extensive speaking skills to concisely and accurately deliver the news to their audience. Journalism is really an interesting profession.

The increasing level of curiosity of people has led to a constant flow of information about everything, whether political, local, international, entertainment, or even documentaries about pets, to deliver informed and quick decisions. Without a doubt, the role of journalism is vital.

Nevertheless, according to Vox, there is speculation that journalists are improperly paid compared to their educational qualifications, learning of journalists, and enormous skills. Well, it doesn't seem to be true in every case.

In this article, we present to you the top 10 highest-paid journalists in the world. 

10. Julian Assange

Net Worth - $300 thousand


Julian Paul Assange (born July 3, 1971) is a renowned Australian editor, publisher, and activist. He is the founder of WikiLeaks, an international non-profit organization that releases classified media and news leaks incurred from anonymous sources. WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 in Iceland.

The activist has an estimated net worth of around $300 thousand, earned through his extensive contribution to the world of journalism. Julian has published over a million documents relating to the United State government and other delicate interactions. Further, his activities have been condemned by many top executives.

In May 2011, the activist was awarded the Sydney Peace Structure's Gold medal. He was born on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Julian married a woman named Teresa while they both were in their teens. In 1989, they welcomed their first child named Daniel. Later Julian and Teresa separated and fought for the custody of their son until 1999.

In 2015, Julian started dating Stella Moris, a South African-born lawyer. After being engaged in 2017, the pair had two children, a son born in 2017, and another son born in 2019. On March 23, 2022, Julian and Stella exchanged their marital vows.

9. Roy Firestone

Net Worth – $1.5 million


Roy Firestone (born December 8, 1953) is a renowned seven-time Emmy Award-winning American journalist and sports commentator who began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami. He served briefly at WTVJ and moved to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KNXT/KCBS-TV from 1977-1985.

Firestone's estimated net worth stands at $1.5 million. Thanks to his successful profession as a journalist and commentator. He also hosted AOL's "Time Out with Roy Firestone" and HDNet's "Face to Face with Roy Firestone."

Miami Beach, Florida native, Firestone has appeared on Larry King Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Nightline, and Super Dave Osborne. He served as the host of ESPN's interview show SportsLook (later Up Close) from 1980-94.

Lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan, Firestone, in 1987, worked as a color commentator for the ESPN network's first season of Sunday Night football telecast.

8. Lauren Green

Net Worth – $2 million


Lauren Susan Green (born June 30, 1958), Chief Religion Correspondent for Fox News, previously served as a headline anchor delivering weekday updates at the top and bottom of the hour during the morning TV show Fox & Friends.

The 63-year-old American journalist has a net worth of around $2 million and has an average earning of $73,211 annually. Besides her passion for journalism, Green has a keen interest in music. In 2004, he released an album "Classic Beauty" consisting of classical piano music.

She also played keyboard on the Fox News program, Huckabee, for Mike Huckabee's band. Back in January 2014, she performed in the 90th birthday concert for Georg Ratzinger, a German Catholic priest, and musician, who was also present there.

7. Ian Halperin

Net Worth – $2 million


Ian Halperin (born August 17, 1964) is a known Canadian investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, and writer. He is the author of the 2009 #1 best-seller on the New York Times list, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, on July 24, 2009.

The journalist's net worth stands at $2 million, earned through his extensive contribution to the world of journalism. He is widely known as the author or co-author of nine popular books including, Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story, Hollywood Undercover, and Celine Dion: Behind the Fairytale.

Montreal, Quebec native Halperin was cited as the source in the articles of The Sun and In Touch Weekly in late 2008, stating that Michael Jackson has serious health issues. Halperin predicted in December 2008 that Jackson had only six months to live. Unfortunately, on June 25, 2009, Jackson passed away.

6. Milo Yiannopoulos

Net Worth - $2 million


Milo Yiannopoulos (born 18 October 1984) is a known British all-right political commentator. He is also known for being the former editor of an American far-right media, Breitbart News. The commentator rose to prominence as a significant voice in the Gamergate controversy.

The estimated net worth of Milo stands at $2 million. Yiannopoulos served for Breitbart from 2014 to 2017. In July 2016, Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter for online harassment of American comedian and actress, Leslie Jones.

The thirty-seven years old, Yiannopoulos, was born and brought up in Chatham, Kent, England. His father is of half-Irish and half-Greek ancestry. Unfortunately, Yiannopoulos's parents divorced when he was just a kid.

5. Chris Rose

Net Worth - $3 million


Christopher Rose aka Chris Rose (born January 27, 1971), an American sportscaster for the NFL Network, also serves as a commentator for the Discovery Channel series BattleBots. He is recognized as one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period, on Fox Sports Net.

Rose's net worth is projected to be $3 million. In 2006, Chris did Gamebreaks for the NFL coverage while Curt Menefee and Joe Buck hosted the studio coverage from the sports area. Following the year, in 2007, he was hired as a play-by-play announcer for Fox's coverage of the NFL.

In April 2010, MLB hired him and after a year he began co-hosting Intentional Talk with Kevin Millar. Later on August 28, 2012, it was announced that NFL Network had added Rose to their team. He currently serves as a studio for the channel.

On February 18, 2021, Chris announced he would be joining Jomboy Media with a podcast named "The Chris Rose Rotation." The show featured various MLB players as co-hosts for the 2021 season. The first episode of the podcast premiered on March 1, 2021.

4. Jackie Guerrido

Net Worth - $10 million


Jackie Guerrido (born September 24, 1972), is a Puerto Rican journalist for Primer Impacto on Univision. A television weather forecaster, Jackie also hosts "Despierta America en Domingo." She has also credit in filmography, in 2014, Jackie portrayed the role of a detective in the movie AWOL-72.

Guerrido has an estimated net worth of $10 million. The forty-nine years old journalist was noticed by Univision who made her an offer to become the meteorologist for Morning News on Channel 23. Guerrido studied meteorology at the University of Miami.

On April 19, 2008, she tied the marital knot with reggaeton singer Dom Omar in Puerto Rico. The happy couple has two teenagers together, Thomas and Adieny. Born and raised in San Juan Jackie received her primary and secondary education in her hometown.

3. Lisa Joyner

Net Worth - $14 million


Lisa Marie Joyner (born December 31, 1966) is an American television host and entertainment reporter who has reported on celebrity news in the Los Angeles area for KCBS-TV and KTTV. The reporter first gained national recognition for her InFANity segments on the TV Guide Network.

Joyner has a hefty net worth of around $14 million. Joyner hosted the US version of Find My Family on the ABC network along with Tim Green, a retired professional American football player, and radio and TV personality. In March 2016, Joyner began co-hosting Long Lost Family with Chris Jacobs on TLC.

She has been sharing a blissful married life with her husband Jon Cryer, an actor, since 2007. Joyner, 55, and her loving husband adopted a baby girl and named her Daisy. She is both an adoptive and an adoptee. In her late 30, Joyner searched for and finally found her birth parents.

2. James May

Net Worth - $40 million


James Daniel May (born January 16, 1963), an English journalist and television presenter, is best known for being the co-presenter of the program Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson from 2003 until 2015.

The journalist has a whopping net worth of around $40 million. He also serves as the co-presenter of the television series The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime, along with his former Top Gear Colleagues, Hammond and Clarkson, and Top Gear's former producer Andy Wilman.

May has presented multiple programs on themes including toys, science & technology, wine culture, and the plight of manliness in modern times. Born in Bristol, May is the son of an aluminum factory manager. He was raised alongside his two sisters and a brother. 

James and his partner, Sarah Frater, are the glad occupants of Hammersmith, West London. The couple has been in a relationship since 2000. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in July 2010 by Lancaster University.

1. Anderson Cooper

Net Worth - $50 million


Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator who serves as the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show "Anderson Cooper 360." Moreover, Cooper is the correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.

His net worth stands at $50 million, earned through extensive contributions in journalism since 1990. He served for ABC News as a correspondent from 1995 until 2000. During the period, Anderson worked as a co-anchor, fill-in morning talk show host, and reality game show host.

In 2001, he joined CNN and hosted his own show, Andersin Cooper 360°, in 2003, and has remained the host of the show since. Cooper was awarded the National Order of Honour and Merit for his coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the highest honor granted by the Haitian government.

The fifty-five-year-old Cooper was born in Manhattan, New York City, to his parents Wyatt Emory Cooper, a writer, and Gloria Vanderbilt, an artist.