Now that Kathie Lee Gifford has officially left Today, many fans are wondering just how much money the 66-year-old TV personality is leaving behind with her NBC salary. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got the answer!
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kathie Lee made around $5 million per year when she was a cohost on Today‘s fourth hour with Hoda Kotb. Not bad, right?! Considering she was on the show for 11 years, our girl pocketed millions of dollars just from working at NBC alone.
In addition to her Today salary, Kathie Lee’s net worth is even more amazing. She is valued at $60 million and that’s all from her decades of work in showbiz. Long before joining the NBC team, the mom of two, of course, hosted Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, authored several books, and has worked as a singer, songwriter and actress.
So how does Kathie Lee’s net worth compare to the bank accounts of other Today stars? Anchor Savannah Guthrie has a $8 million yearly salary from NBC but has an overall net worth of around $20 million. Hoda, 55, also makes the same salary as Savannah and has a net worth of $30 million. Their cohost Al Roker is worth $60 million, Carson Daly has $40 million in the bank, Natalie Morales‘ net worth is $16 million and Jenna Bush Hager is worth $10 million.
Before Megyn Kelly left NBC in 2018 after questioning why blackface Halloween costumes are “racist,” the former Fox News host was making a $23 million yearly salary with Today and had a $69 million contract with the network. Disgraced TV star Matt Lauer — who was fired from Today following sexual misconduct allegations in November 2017 — was reportedly being paid $20 million per year.
Ultimately, if there’s anything that we can learn from the data, it’s that it pays to be a NBC star! After Kathie Lee left Today, she’s been focusing more on her love life and doing more projects outside of NBC. The blonde beauty may have left her salary behind, but she’s the happiest she’s ever been!