Top 20 Journalist celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Journalist celebrities [Updated May 30, 2023].

1. Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt net worth 2020
Larry Flynt was born on November 1, 1942 in Lakeville, United States.

Hustler magazine editor who gained attention after publishing nude photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former wife of John F. Kennedy.

He founded Hustler magazine and was paralyzed from the waist down due to an assassination attempt on him.

Net Worth 2020: $500 Million

2. Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes net worth 2020
Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947 in Morristown, United States.
He ran for president in 1996 and 2000 and he donated $37 million of his own money to his 2000 bid.

Net Worth 2020: $430 Million

3. Shane Smith

Shane Smith net worth 2020
Shane Smith was born on September 28, 1969 in Ottawa, Canada.
He won an Emmy in 2014 for his work on HBO with VICE. He was named one of Canada's richest people by Canadian Business in 2015.

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

4. Bob Guccione

Bob Guccione net worth 2020
Bob Guccione was born on December 17, 1930 in United States.
His creation, Penthouse, rivaled Hugh Hefner's Playboy.

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

5. Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters net worth 2020
Barbara Walters was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, United States.
She hosted the television show Today.

Net Worth 2020: $170 million (2016)


Salary 2020: $1 million per year

6. Matt Drudge

Matt Drudge net worth 2020
Matt Drudge was born on October 27, 1966 in United States.

Founder of the Drudge Report, a popular news website best known for announcing the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the American public. He also hosted an evening radio talk show and a Fox News Channel program.

Conservative journalist and editor Andrew Breitbart encouraged Drudge in his development of the Drudge Report.

Net Worth 2020: $150 Million

7. Jemima Khan

Jemima Khan net worth 2020
Jemima Khan was born on January 30, 1974 in England.
When her husband was charged with smuggling out antiques, she fled the country to avoid arrest as his accomplice.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

8. Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons net worth 2020
Bill Simmons was born on September 25, 1969 in Marlborough, United States.
A huge Boston sports fan, he first became popular as The Boston Sports Guy. He later covered sports in general for ESPN and became known as The Sports Guy.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million


Salary 2020: $7 Million Per Year


Bill Simmons Salary:
What was Bill Simmons' salary at ESPN? $3 million per year. His podcast reportedly generates $7 million per year in revenue.

Simmons is known for his style of writing, characterized by mixing sports knowledge and analysis, pop culture references, his non-sports-related personal life and for being written from the viewpoint of a passionate sports fan. Simmons has also created numerous internet memes, most notably the Ewing Theory (though he claims he did not come up with the idea) and the Manning Face. In 2007, he was named the 12th-most influential person in online sports by the Sports Business Journal, the highest position on the list for a non-executive. In 2012, Simmons became a member of the NBA Countdown pregame show on ESPN/ABC replacing Chris Broussard. Simmons left ESPN in 2015 and was quickly hired by HBO to host his own show, Any Given Wednesday. The show was canceled in November 2016.

9. Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour net worth 2020
Anna Wintour was born on November 3, 1949 in London, England.
She became known for a signature bob haircut and always wearing designer sunglasses. 

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million


Salary 2020: $4 Million

10. Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams net worth 2020
Cindy Adams was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, United States.
She became a syndicated columnist in 1981.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

11. Sam Donaldson

Sam Donaldson net worth 2020
Sam Donaldson was born on March 11, 1934 in El Paso, United States.
For the 40 years he has been ABC's Whitehouse correspondent.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

12. Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond net worth 2020
Richard Hammond was born on December 19, 1969 in Solihull, England.
He appeared on the show Planet Earth Live with Julia Bradbury.

Net Worth 2020: $45 Million

13. Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson net worth 2020
Tucker Carlson was born on May 16, 1969 in San Francisco, United States.
He has written for numerous publications, including: The New York Times, Esquire, and The Weekly Standard.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million


Salary 2020: $6 Million


Salary: Tucker Carlson's annual salary at Fox is $6 million. While that may seem like a lot, keep in mind that the man he replaced, Bill O'Reilly, was earning $20 million a year from Fox and as of this writing Carlson is actually outperforming O'Reilly.

14. Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward net worth 2020
Bob Woodward was born on March 26, 1943 in Geneva, United States.
He's an investigative journalist for The Washington Post where he began in 1971.

Net Worth 2020: $25 Million

15. Ed Bradley

Ed Bradley net worth 2020
Ed Bradley was born on June 22, 1941 in Philadelphia, United States.
He was the first African American journalist to serve as a CBS White House correspondent.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

16. Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro net worth 2020
Ben Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, United States.
He wrote his first book, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth, when he was 17 years old. He is known for sharing his political views on Twitter, where he has amassed over 2.9 million followers. 

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

17. Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson net worth 2020
Nigella Lawson was born on January 6, 1960 in London, England.
She starred in her own food series Nigella Bites.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

18. David Faber

David Faber was born on March 10, 1964 in United States.
He is known for having won a Peabody award in 2005 for his documentary The Age of Walmart. 

Net Worth 2020: $16 Million


Salary 2020: $4 Million

19. Jose Díaz-Balart

Jose Díaz-Balart net worth 2020
Jose Díaz-Balart was born on November 7, 1960 in Fort Lauderdale, United States.
He was awarded two Emmys for his work with WTVJ-TV in Miami.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million

20. Jay Glazer

Jay Glazer net worth 2020
Jay Glazer was born on December 26, 1969 in United States.
He was good friends with fellow FOX football analyst Michael Strahan.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million