We all want to know about what is happening around the world. News channels are the primary source of live news happening everywhere. A journalist is a person who goes to the scene and gathers information. Journalism is the work carried out by a journalist. Reporters and news anchors are journalists who have got famous due to their shows. Here is a list of the top 10 richest journalists in the world in 2018.
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10. Roy Firestone
Roy Firestone is a journalist and sports commentator from America. He did his schooling at Miami Beach High School. He started working as a sports anchor at WTVS after graduating from the University of Miami. He hosted ESPN paper’s Sports Look from 1980 to 1984. He is currently working on 2 shows, AOC’s Timeout with Roy Firestone and HDNet’s Face to Face with Roy Firestone. He is 10th on this list with total earnings of about $1.5 million dollars.
9. Ian Halperin
Ian Halperin is a Canadian writer, documentary filmmaker and journalist who has published various books. He was born on 17th August 1964 in Montreal, Quebec. Some of his best-selling books are Fire & Rain, The James Taylor story, Celine Dion etc. He worked on Michael Jackson’s biography and released it in July 2009 with the title, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. It was one of the best sellers of New York times that time. He has a net value of about $2 million and is 9th in this list.
8. Lauren Susan Green
Lauren Green is 8th in this list with an estimated worth of about $2 million dollars. She was born in Minneapolis on 30th June 1958. She is one of the top women journalists in this industry. In 1984, she won the Miss Minnesota pageant and was runner-up in the Miss America pageant. She first did a television show Fox & Friends working as a headline anchor. She has also gone as a guest for the shoe RedEye W/ Greg Gut field. She is the current chief correspondent of the Fox news channel.
7. Chris Rose
Chris Rose was born on 27th January 1971. He is a sports journalist, a radio commentator who was born and brought up in Ohio. He started in this field as a station manager for a student-run radio show. He is the lead sports commentator for NFL Network and MLB Network. One of his shows, International Talk on the MLB Network is world famous. He is the 7th richest with a net worth of about $3 million dollars.
6. Lisa Joyner
Lisa Joyner is an American reporter and one of the most beautiful journalists in this field. She started to gain recognition for InFANity segment on her TV guide network. She worked for ABC network hosting the US version of Find My Family. She also hosts celebrity news for KTTV and KCBS-TV. She has a net worth of about $4 million dollars making her the 6th richest among all journalists.
5. Milo Yiannopoulos
He is a young British commentator, publisher and a journalist. He considers himself as a cultural libertarian. He first worked for The Telegraph and started co-running The Kernel which was a technology show. He also worked as a senior editor for Breitbart News. He published his autobiography called as ‘Dangerous’ which was released a few months ago. It increased his income. He was also banned from twitter in 2015 for trying to create controversies through his tweets. He is 5th on this list with a wealth of about $4 million dollars.
4. Jackie Guerrido
The 4th richest journalist in the world is Jackie Guerrido. She is one of the hottest weather forecasters and journalists in the world. She started working at WSKQ’s morning show in Miami. She then moved to HBC Radio company. She worked in both radio and television industry with WRTO radio and WSCV channel. She later joined ‘Univision’ and has worked as the weather forecaster and meteorologist on the shoe Despierta America.
3. James May
James Daniel May was born in January 1963. He is one of the leading journalists and known worldwide for his famous program Top Gear. He is the director of W. Chump & Sons which is a production company. He is also a co-presenter for The Grand Tour which is a series on the Amazon video. James May’s Toy story was a TV series where he shows top famous past era toys and how they can be applied to our modern world. He also has an aircraft’s pilot license. His wealth is about $15 million dollars.
2. Julian Assange
Julian Assangeis one of the famous journalists of this era. He is the founder and director of WikiLeaks. That he started in 2006. WikiLeaks is famous for leaks on secret files about Afghanistan war log, Iraq war log etc. He was involved in a sexual assault case. He refused to be sent back to London or USA. He has also done various columns in English newspapers. His firm WikiLeaks is said to be or worth amount $85-86 million dollars. Hence he is 2nd on this list with an estimated net worth of $90 million.
1. Anderson Cooper
He is an American journalist and anchor. He worked as an intern for CIA in his college days. But he showed interest in journalism and entered this field. He started his work for Channel One studio and went to Burma and Vietnam to shoot about the way of their life. This impressed him and so he visited a number of warn-torn regions around the world and shot about the conditions there. He then joined ABC news in 1995. He worked there for few years and then joined the CNN news agency. He is the lead anchor for the CNN hosting his own show Anderson Cooper 360◦. He belongs to one of the wealthiest families in America and earns an annual income of $11 million dollars. He is the richest journalist in the world with net worth of $100 million dollars.
These are the richest journalists in the world. They bring all the latest news to our home and have helped in the shaping up of this world through their fieldwork.