Jon Stewart Is Now the Highest Paid Host in Late Night


TV Guide put out a list of the highest paid stars in television, and Jon Stewart is surprisingly at the top of the late night chart, besting big-time network hosts like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and the like.

The way the list breaks down, Stewart is on the top with an estimated salary of $25-$30 million. Leno, who was making $27-$30 million last year, is now at $20 million after taking a big pay cut. David Letterman is tied with Leno at $20 million, with Jimmy Kimmel at $10 million, and Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, is at $2 million. Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, and Chelsea Handler were not included in the list.