TV hosts are very popular, but we don’t know How many actually, it allows you to win. Although we know TV hosts aren’t poor, are they really rich? We have all the answers right here.
TV host salaries
Money is a taboo subject in France. Whether it’s how much we declare to how much we earn, it’s frowned upon to talk about it. And in the world of TV it’s the same. While some animators talk about it quite simply, others keep the secret well. Benjamin Castaldi is one of those who talk about it openly. He even states that his salary was between 400,000 and 650,000 per season of Secret Story. Today he regrets it “I bullshit at the time, I said how much I was earning and everything. I never should have said all thatbecause you are blamed for it”.
He also mentioned the income of host Nikos Aliagas who would earn around “27,500 euros per premium” from The Voice. The host also adds that “At TF1, we know that a bonus is between 20,000 and 30,000 euros excluding taxes. It’s an open secret. On a daily game, it goes between 8,000 and 15,000 euros per issue, excluding taxes”.
On the other hand, there are nuances in this profession. There are TV hosts and host-producers. And there, it is no longer the same salaries. It was again Benjamin Castaldi who mentioned the subject on C8. He then said “we must understand that there are, on one side, the animators, and on the other, the animators-producers. When a host produces his show, he can tell you thathe earns 1,000 euros as an animator while on the other side he wins 25,000 as producer. We really have to stop with this huge hypocrisy”. In this profession, we find Cyril Hanouna, Nagui and even Laurent Ruquier.
Amounts that rise quickly
Many surveys have been conducted, whether by Télé 2 Semaines in 2017 and 2019 or even Capital, the salaries of TV hosts are not like “normal” jobs. Indeed, they are not paid monthly. In fact, salaries seem given per show. So that makes all the difference. For example, Gilles Verdez said in 2019, on the program Touche pas à mon poste that he earned 600 euros per show. But therefore, his salary depends on the number of shows he does.
If during a month, he does all the shows, then the sums can become very large very quickly. In addition, he is one of the show’s regular columnists. It is the same spring for Olivier Minne who seems to receive 2000 euros per emission of Everyone has his word to say. And as it is a daily game on France 2, one can imagine a monstrous salary.
As we said, salaries being per show, TV hosts benefit from having a daily show. This is therefore the case of Jean-Luc Reichmann for example. He has been hosting for 12 years every lunchtime the 12 strokes of noon. This would allow him to make months to €125,000. But the case of Jean-Luc Reichmann is very special.
Benjamin Castaldi concedes: “Jean-Luc Reichmann is a unique caseit is the only one which, in ten years, has not lost a viewer. All have lost Koh-Lanta, The Voice… But he was at 3.2 million at premiere season and it’s at 3.5 million at last”. Thus, the animator is also very appreciated humanly, which seems to be his recipe for success.