While they passionately discuss many topics on The View, it should also be known that the five women on the panel have been reeling in the big bucks for quite some time — and their net worth is proof of that.
The current cast of the popular ABC show stands as Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Megan McCain, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman. However, Abby announced she’ll be leaving the talk show to help run her dad Jon Huntsman Jr.‘s gubernatorial campaign on Monday, January 13.
“ABC has been my family for a long time and I am so thankful to have had a seat at the table on an iconic show like The View, the statement began. “After much deliberation over the holidays, I have decided to leave the show to dedicate myself full-time in support of my dad and his campaign for Governor of Utah.”
We wish her the best! Although Abby will be leaving behind a hefty paycheck, Whoopi, 64, has also revealed she would like to branch out from the series one day.
“What you’re asking is ‘Is The View enough?’ It’s not,” the comedian explained during a sit-down with The New York Times. “Ten years is a long time, and now I’m starting to do other stuff. I’m doing books. I’m adventuring into THC products. I’m creating the clothes.” The Oscar-winner goes on to explain that the program is simply a “job” to her, and that she finds herself putting on a performance.
“In a way, I am playing a role,” Whoopi told the outlet. “These are not conversations that I’m having with my friends. If they were, we’d be doing it differently. My friends and I can talk about things in depth in a different way than you can on television.”
“You can’t create a career,” she continued. “It goes where it goes. In fact for a long time, people could not figure out how I actually got a career. Which is a bit of a put-down.” On the other hand, Meghan, 35, is enjoying her spot on the panel — especially since she is the representing fellow conservatives.
“I try to just remind myself that I’m representing 50 percent of the country,” John McCain‘s daughter explained to ET. “I’m representing a bunch of women even though I only have one chair, and it’s really important.” Sounds like it means a lot to her!
Now scroll on down to learn the net worth of each panelist on The View!
(Note: All figures come from Celebrity Net Worth)
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