A roster of guest hosts including award-winning personalities are currently taking over America's favorite quiz show "Jeopardy!" Last January 11, the show kicked off a brand new season without the beloved Alex Trebek who passed away in November of 2020 after 36 years of hosting the show. Fans from all over America are still mourning but the show must go on to commemorate the life of the late game show host.
This season is different because 'Jeopardy!' will match the all-over earnings of the contestants to the chosen charity of the guest host.
It is a known fact that these distinguished personalities are earning millions if not thousands of dollars but who among them is the richest? Let's find out below:
Net worth: $120 Million
Aaron Rodgers is The Green Bay Packers quarterback who also became a celebrity 'Jeopardy!' champion in 2015. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rodgers is worth over $120 Million making him the richest among the roster of guest hosts for this season. The football star hosted the show from April 5 to 16 describing his 10-episode run as "a surreal experience".
Net worth: $110 Million
The CNN Anchor was reportedly earning about $12 Million a year making his net worth $110 Million, his work as a news anchor is said to be the biggest contributor to his net worth. Cooper wrapped up his last episode as a guest host of the show on Friday.
Net worth: $100 Million
The award-winning Journalist has been earning $10 Million annually since 2015 and has an estimated net worth of $100 Million. Couric made history for being the first woman to ever host the show. Her two-week hosting stint ran from March 8 to 19 describing her experience as "extraordinary".
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Net Worth: $100 Million
The doctor/TV-show host became controversial when he appeared on the show last March 22 to April 2 because of his controversial medical advice to viewers. Dr. Oz also has a projected net worth of $100 Million sharing the third spot with Katie Couric.
Net worth: $45 Million
The renowned 'Good Morning America' anchor has a projected net worth of $45 Million. GMA reportedly compensated her with $14 Million a year until 2015. Roberts will host the show starting July 19 to 23.
Net worth: $40 Million
Robin Roberts' fellow 'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulus will also take his shot at hosting the show on July 12 to 16. The politician and television respondent has an estimated net worth of $40 Million.
Net worth: $30 Million
The TV Journalist who's also a 'Today' co-anchor has been reportedly earning $8 Million a year and has an approximate net worth of $30 Million. Guthrie will host the show on June 14 to 25.
Net worth: $25 Million
The Big Bang Theory star has a projected net worth of $25 Million. Bialik was reportedly earning $200,000 per episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' then received a raise for the final season which made her earn $425,000 per episode. The star will take the 'Jeopardy!' stage on May 31 to June 11.
Net worth: $16 Million
The financial Journalist is worth over $16 Million, he's getting paid $4 Million a year for being a market news analyst and host of CNBC's 'Squawk On The Street'. Faber is also a former 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' winner, he will be back on the show to be a guest host on August 2 to 6.
Net worth: $15 Million
The American sportscaster and son of the legendary Jack Buck was the youngest broadcaster to announce the NFL games on Television. Buck has a projected net worth of $15 Million, he will be the last guest host of the show which will air on August 9 to 13.
Net worth: $12 Million
The CNN chief medical respondent and neurosurgeon has an estimated net worth of $12 Million. Gupta is expected to appear on the show starting June 28.
Net worth: $6 Million
The actor is known for starring in the films 'Roots' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', he has a net worth of $6 Million. Fans have been eager to push Burton to be the show's permanent host which the actor was serious about. Burton will appear on the show starting July 26 to 30.
Net worth: $4 Million
The author and computer scientist was also a famed game show contestant after setting the record for the longest winning streak in 2004 that made him earn $2.52 Million, he also won the 'Greatest of All Time' tournament against former legendary contestants. Jennings is worth $4 Million. Jennings was a guest host from January 11 to February 19.
Net worth: $1 Million to $5 Million
The three-time Emmy award winner TV personality is also the executive producer of 'Jeopardy!', 'Wheel of Fortune', and other successful TV game shows. Richards is worth between $1 Million to $5 Million. The producer's run as a guest host was a success which aired last February 22 to March 5
Net worth: $1 Million
The Journalist and host of CBS' '60 Minutes' has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. Whitwaker is the current guest host of the show until May 14
Net worth: $1 Million
The former 'Jeopardy!' winner is worth over $1 Million. Cohen will be back to host the show's awaited 'Tournament of Champions' which will air on May 17 to 28.
'Jeopardy' Guest Hosts Salary:
Salaries of the show's guests are not typically disclosed. But to give you an idea how much a host usually make in the show, Alex Trebek's salary was officially $10 million per year, just behind Pat Sajak's $12 million on "Wheel of Fortune."
Trebek is paid $43,000 per episode for a total of 230 episodes a year.
Disclaimer: "Jeopardy' guest host net worths mentioned above are not Enstars' estimates but a compilation of the most commonly cited estimates from different media sources. This article will be updated accordingly each time a new guest host comes aboard, so make sure to tune in!