Colleagues Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie broke new ground as the first all-female anchor team in Today history once NBC named Hoda as Matt Lauer's permanent replacement earlier this year. But Hoda certainly didn't inherit her disgraced predecessor's paycheck. She and Savannah recently told People they're "not making Matt Lauer money." ("Not even close," Hoda added.) At least Hoda has racked up a sizable net worth over the years, though.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hoda is worth $20 million. She started raking it in as a news assistant for CBS News in Egypt, her parents' home country. Then she bulked up her résumé with local news gigs in various markets around the country before becoming an NBC News correspondent and a Dateline NBC contributor in 1998.
Her Today career kicked off in 2007 when she started co-hosting the morning show's fourth hour alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, and the network made her co-anchor of the first two hours not long after Matt was fired. According to Page Six, Hoda and Savannah are both earning $7 million a year. That's not chump change, of course, but it's nowhere close to the $25 million Matt was earning each year.
Hoda has also earned a pretty penny with her writing career, we imagine. This decade alone, she has written a memoir (Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee), two non-fiction books (Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives and Where They Belong: The Best Decisions People Almost Never Made), and even a children's book (I've Loved You Since Forever) which Kelly Clarkson adapted into a song!
Oh, and we should mention Hoda has been in a serious relationship with New York financier Joel Schiffman for half a decade now. They haven't married, but we can't imagine the romance is hurting her finances! Hoda's net worth is certainly booming — Celebrity Net Worth pegged it at only $12 million just two months ago — but it's still just a quarter of Matt's fortune. NBC might want to consider giving Hoda a raise before, you know, Time's Up.
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