Is Karl worth $1.5M? 479



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The media industry is abuzz with the word that Karl Stefanovic is about to sign a contract to become Australian TV’s highest paid TV host with a  potential doubling of his very well-rumoured pay packet to $1.5 million dollar per year contract with his home station Channel Nine.  And it leaves us asking… Do you think he’s worth it?  It comes at a time when the average person in media is struggling to retain their jobs let alone grab hold of a payrise.

The Daily Telegraph provided a list this week of the highest paid TV stars, with Stefanovic’s talked-up contract placing him at the top of the heap and it rather surprised us here.

  1. Karl Stefanovic  – $1.5 million per year
  2. Eddie McGuire – $1.3 million per year
  3. David Koch – $1 million per year
  4. Joel Madden – $1 million per year
  5. Ricky Martin – $900,000 per year
  6. Larry Edmur – $800,000 per year
  7. Peter Overton – $800,000 per year
  8. Lisa Wilkinson – $700,000 per year
  9. Tracy Grimshaw – $650,000 per year
  10. Scott Cam – $600,000 per year

The big bucks are going to the crowd-attracting personalities that lure media eyeballs to shows, and Karl is the pick of the crop.  The list is heavily male dominated, with a spattering of popstars too.

Are you a Karl fan?  What do you think of his rumoured new deal?  Let’s talk!


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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