What does working on The View for more than 20 years get you? A very impressive net worth, that’s what! At $12 million, Joy Behar might just be one of the most valued cohosts who ever worked on the hit morning talk show, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Even though she has had a great time on the program, Joy revealed she plans on soon retiring from The View in the book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View.’
“I have a three-year contract,” the ABC star said. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in  as I am now, I’ll think about [it]. But the chances of that happening …” She paused to reflect. “You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”
Joy has practically interviewed anyone who’s anyone in Hollywood, but her favorite topic to cover will always be politics. “We’re very educated women with points of view and we’re not afraid to speak out,” she told TV Insider in November 2018. “We speak our minds and voice our opinions with impunity. That’s a very important function.”
Plus, she believes ABC’s veteran anchor Barbara Walters likes her the most on the show. “Yes. I think I was her favorite,” Joy admitted. “But the others may say that [about themselves], too. I used to go to her house all the time in the Hamptons. She liked my husband.”
Thanks to her fans, The View has been one of the most successful shows that ABC has ever aired on TV and thankfully, the network doesn’t plan on canceling the program anytime soon.
“That’s really kind of heartwarming to think that there are people who like you, like what you’re saying, are interested in your opinion, and maybe you have some influence in the way they think,” Joy said about her fans. “All of that is very gratifying. I thank the audience. Without them, you haven’t got a job.”
We’ll miss you, Joy!