Most. Dramatic. Paycheck. Ever! Chris Harrison really does have the best job in America. But hosting The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor Pad isn’t the only thing he does. He also has hosting gigs with TV Guide, and his new show, You Deserve It, starts on November 21, 2011.
TV Guide Magazine recently broke down how much reality TV show hosts are paid, and they are doing quite well in these troubled economic times...
For example, they claim our Rosemaster makes $60,000 per episode. Lately, each season of The Bachelor/ette has 10 episodes, plus the Women or Men Tell All and After the Final Rose specials. So, if this is accurate, Chris makes well over $600,000 per season. There are two seasons of The Bachelor/ette per year — and that's not even counting the 12 episodes of Bachelor Pad that have aired during its first two seasons. All told, Chris appears to pull in more than $1.5 million a year from Bachelor-related programming alone.
That sounds like a lot for a guy who basically has five lines an episode, but it's nothing compared to some of his peers. Tom Bergeron reportedly earns $150,000 per episode of Dancing With the Stars — although, to be fair, his shows are live. Perpetual Emmy winner Jeff Probst is said to earn $200,000 per episode of Survivor, and Simon Cowell supposedly makes $75 million for The X Factor, including his fees as a producer.
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inflated salaries. We’re totally in the wrong industry!
Source: Reality TV Magazine
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