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  • TV's Highest Paid Stars: What They Earn

  • There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king.
    The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, according to several ...
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  • There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king.
    The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, according to several sources (his network, Comedy Central, did not comment). That puts Stewart ahead of the past perennial late night salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno took a significant pay cut last year, as NBC wanted to reduce costs at Tonight. He now earns around $20 million a year after being up near $30 million. Letterman is also said to be in the $20 million range as the license fee CBS pays to his production company, Worldwide Pants, for Late Show has been reduced in recent years.
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