Glenn Edward Lee Beck
Net Worth: $100 million
Source of Wealth: radio, television, entrepreneur
Born: February 10, 1964 in Everett, Washington
Glenn Beck earned his wealth as television and radio host. He formerly hosted the Glenn Beck news show, which originally aired on CNN Headline News (now HLN). In 2011, he moved from being a Fox News host to the owner of his own Internet network, TheBlaze (formerly GBTV). His multimedia production company, Mercury Radio Arts, had revenue of $75 million in 2012.
His digital assets include GlennBeck.com, The Blaze (which gets millions of visitors a month), Markdown.com (discount shopping website), and 1791.com (online clothing store).
How much money does Beck make?
Annual earnings (salary, speeches, merchandise, tours, other income)
2012: $85 million
2011: $50 million
2010: $40 million
2009: $25 million
2012 – Signed a five-year, $100 million contract with Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks. That comes out to a salary of $20 million annually.
2007 – Signed a five-year, $50 million with Premiere Radio Networks.
He also earns about $10 million a year from print (books plus The Blaze magazine). He has written several books including Common Sense, The Christmas Sweater (children’s picture book), and Arguing with Idiots.
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