Thursday, December 6, 2012

American Entertainment Industry Stars Make BIG Bucks! Millions of dollars a year. Why so?

From the links:

Q: Guess how much Charlie Sheen used to make per episode on Two and Half Men?
A: $1.25 million !!!

Q: Guess how much the kid on the same show makes per week?
A: $300,000 !!!

Here is a list of some other TV stars making huge money (2010 info):

Late Night/Talk Syndication (per year)
  • Oprah Winfrey $315 million
  • Judge Judy Sheindlin $45 million
  • David Letterman (The Late Show) $28 million
  • Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) $25 million
  • Conan O'Brien (The Conan O'Brien Show) $10 million
  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) $8 million
  • Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) $6 million
  • Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) $3.5 million
  • George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) $3.5 million
Reality (per year)
  • Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million
  • Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million
  • Piers Morgan (America's Got Talent) $2 million
News (per year)
  • Matt Lauer (Today) $16 million +
  • Katie Couric (CBS) $15 million
  • Brian Williams  (NBC) $12.5 million
  • Diane Sawyer  (ABC) $12 million
  • Meredith Vieira  (Today) $11 million
  • Bill O'Reilly  (Fox News) $10 million
  • George Stephanopoulos (ABC) $8 million
  • Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) $7 million
  • Shepard Smith (Fox News) $7 million
  • Wolf Blitzer (CNN) $3 million
  • Christiane Amanpour (ABC) $2 million
  • Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) $2 million
Q: Ever wonder why they make so much money?
The bigger the TV show ---> 
the more the number of viewers (eyeballs per second) --->
the more the impact of a television advertisement --->
the more of cost of TV advertisements in between the show --->
the more the show gets paid by the television company --->
the more the TV stars get paid by the producers!

Check out the 30 second advertisement rate on prime time TV here: