Megyn Kelly is a journalist and political commentator. In the early days of her career, she worked as a corporate defense attorney. She started her broadcasting career as a political commentator on Fox News, where she worked from 2004-2017. In 2017, she switched over to NBC News, where she worked until 2019 on her show, Sunday Nights With Megyn Kelly.
She has hosted several programs like The Kelly File and America Live, and she hosted Fox News’ New Year’s Eve specials. In 2014, Time named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2014. She has a net worth of $30 million.
Mika Brzezinski – $12M
Mika Brzezinski has quite an impressive resume. She is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, a diplomat and political scientist who served as an adviser to Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson. She can currently be found as a co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough. Formerly, she was a former news correspondent for CBS.
She covered the 9/11 terror attacks at ground zero. Before landing the co-hosting gig on MSNBC, she occasionally joined the network as an anchor. Besides her time on television, she has authored three books.
Christiane Amanpour – $12.5M
British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour works at the Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of her nightly interview show called Amanpour. On top of this, she is the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News. Amanpour is strongly dedicated to her work, and the awards she has received show it. She has been honored with more than 30 awards over the years.
Forbes magazine has included her as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” From 1998-2005, she worked as a special contributor for CNN’s 60 Minutes. Her work on the show granted her with the Peabody Award in 1998.
Melissa Theuriau – $18M
French-born Melissa Theuriau got her career started as a reporter at Match TV in 2002. Since 2003, she has been working as a reporter and anchor for the French news channel La Chaine. In 2006, the French journalist became the editor-in-chief of Zone Interdite on M6, another French news channel. Besides her work as a journalist, Theuriau is a philanthropist. She started an organization called “La Rose” which works with UNICEF to give education to disadvantaged girls.
She collaborated in the founding of the organization with other journalists like Marie Drucker, Claire Chazal, Laurence Ferrari, Tina Kieffer, and Beatrice Schonberg.
Rachel Maddow – $20M
We are sure that you knew this name was coming. Rachel Maddow is one of the most popular news anchors at the moment, and she has accomplished many firsts over the course of her career, one of which is being the first openly gay anchor to host a major primetime program, The Rachel Maddow Show, you heard of it? She started her career in radio by chance after she was looking for a way to pay the bills, like any college graduate. Her success on the radio led her to pursue a career in television in 2005. MSNBC took her on as a panelist on the show Tucker. Nowadays, she works on several shows.
She is a contributor to the program Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It was Keith Olbermann who helped Maddow get on her show years ago in August 2008. Maddow has a dedicated fan base of millions, both online and offline.