Five In Forbes' '100 Most Powerful Celebs' Have Radio Roots
June 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM (PT)
FORBES has released its annual "Most Powerful Celebrities list, with five of the top 100 earning at least some of their pay in radio. The big four were RYAN SEACREST (#26 most powerful), GLENN BECK (#34), RUSH LIMBAUGH (#37), HOWARD STERN (#45) and SEAN HANNITY (#72). The 'Powerful" designation combines annual salary with TV/radio exposure, press exposure, marketability and social rankings.
Salary-wise, the biggest earner was the most radio-based, HOWARD STERN, who reportedly earned $95, followed by BECK ($90 million), LIMBAUGH ($66 million), and HANNITY ($30 million). The Radio/TV rankings were also different, with HANNITY the highest at #6, RUSH at #16, BECK at #26, SEACREST at #34 and STERN at #52.
Read the entire list here.