It seems like an easy gig, sitting down for an hour or so a day and talking to a co-host or to an audience. Talk show hosts make it look simple. Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin (now Michael Strahan) get to wake up each morning and talk about their lives over coffee. Ellen DeGeneres gets to dance with her audience while cracking jokes and making people happy because they are just plain good people. It’s not a bad job, if you can get it. However, it does lead you to wonder just which of these famous talk show hosts are the richest of all time.
(Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images)