Talk Show Hosts Who Live Insanely Lavish Lives

Talk show host Joe Franklin introduced television audiences to the now-popular talk show format way back in 1951, according to New York Daily News. Since then, talk shows have remained a staple on television.


The hosts are usually famous celebrities with big personalities who entertain viewers with skits and music and interview other famous celebs. The content varies, of course; some shows are silly while some are more serious. Talk shows can be found on daytime TV and others take up late night slots.

What doesn't vary much, though, is the popularity of this type of broadcast — and the fact that hosts can really rake in the money doing their job. That big salary allows talk show hosts to live in mansions, take expensive vacations, and drive luxury cars. Many of them are worth millions, but can you guess whose net worth is in the billions? Hint: she's known for giving away cars. From the millionaires to the billionaires, here are all the talk show hosts who live insanely lavish lives.


You can count on The Tonight Show's host to buy a round

Page Six reported in 2014 that Jimmy Fallon bought shots for the whole bar while he was out partying in New York City. The happy-go-lucky talk show host is known for enjoying drinking and partying since his days on Saturday Night Live, which has allegedly led to a few injuries. A source told the New York Post that Fallon's job may be the reason he parties, saying, "There is so much money at stake, the pressure is enormous."


His hard work, however, pays off. Celebrity Net Worth puts Fallon's worth at $60 million. Those millions allowed Fallon and his wife to buy a home in the Hamptons for $5.7 million. According to Business Insider, the Sagaponack home came complete with horse stables and an apple orchard. Forbes reported that the couple had previously purchased five units worth millions of dollars in a New York City apartment building.

On his show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he's frequently sporting designer suits. Fallon often dons Ralph Lauren and Saint Laurent labels, according to The New York Times. Suits are a trademark of late night talk show hosts, of course, and Fallon is no exception.

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has an affinity for expensive electric cars

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert loves his Tesla and has been known to rave about it on his show, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He gushed in 2015, saying, "I love my Tesla. It's so fast. It's all electric." He added that his car is essentially "a laptop computer on wheels." Colbert has even had Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., on his show


But Colbert's car isn't the only luxurious aspect of his life. Colbert lives in a stately home in Montclair, New Jersey. Although its exact location is not widely known, a barista from the town dubbed "the location of Stephen Colbert's house" the worst-kept secret of Montclair.

Despite his expensive home and vehicle, though, Colbert still enjoys cheap food. He told The Hollywood Reporter: "I eat McDonald's, I drink Coca-Cola, I like a Bud Light Lime. I do. I mean, in some ways I'm extremely pedestrian." His taste for affordable food shows his down-to-earth personality. Still, Colbert's salary is $15 million a year, and his net worth is $75 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which means he can afford a whole lot of Big Macs and McNuggets.


Talk show host of Jimmy Kimmel Live rides in style

In 2018, Jimmy Kimmel crashed his swanky BMW SUV, TMZ reported. Thankfully, he and the other driver were fine. And, surely, car repairs are a little easier to afford when you're worth $50 million like Kimmel is, according to Celebrity Net Worth.


Expensive transportation isn't the only luxurious aspect of Kimmel's life. He reportedly makes $15 million a year on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live — the show he's been hosting since 2003 — and can frequently be seen sporting high-end labels. According to The New York Times, the host often wears Tom Ford and Gucci, which can cost thousands of dollars per suit. He's definitely not skimping when it comes to fashion.

Outside of work, Kimmel has owned three homes in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The most expensive house he acquired is thought to be worth $6 million, according to Variety. It's located near the notable hotel Chateau Marmont, which is popular with celebrities, and includes its very own spa, pool, gym, and theater, per the publication. Kimmel has good taste in houses, that's for sure.


Talk show host Conan O'Brien owns a home worth over $10 million

Conan O'Brien, the host of his eponymous talk show Conan, makes $12 million each year and has a net worth totaling $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As such, the host can afford to live in a huge, beautiful home in Brentwood, California.


The red-headed late night host and his wife bought it for over the listing price, which was $10.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. It includes a library, sauna, and a wine room (imagine: a whole room just for wine!). There's even a separate pavilion outside by the pool with its own kitchen, fireplace, and flat screen TV. It sounds like paradise.

O'Brien still seeks paradise elsewhere, however, by taking luxurious vacations. He and his wife spent time in the south of France on a 2018 vacation, as reported by the Daily Mail. The pair took their kids on a family vacation to Ireland in 2012 where they enjoyed being tourists, IrishCentral reported. 

Talk show host Wendy Williams loves to wear diamond rings

Fashionista and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams is often seen with some bling on her fingers. After her divorce from Kevin Hunter in 2019, the host was spotted wearing a large diamond ring in the shape of a flower on her left hand. She chose this ring to replace her equally large wedding ring, as reported by TMZ. In addition to sparkly jewelry, Williams also wears designer duds. She sports labels ranging from Alexander McQueen to Diane Von Furstenberg on her eponymous talk show The Wendy Williams Show.


Clothes and jewelry aren't the only lavish things that Williams enjoy though. The star posted a picture of herself posing with a Corvette on her Instagram page in late 2019. She also sold a lavish home in 2019 worth $1.9 million, according to The house includes a koi pond, basketball court, and chef's kitchen.

The popular host makes $10 million a year doing her job, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and has an estimated net worth of $40 million so she surely has enough cash to buy diamond rings and expensive homes.

Late Night talk show host Seth Meyers dresses to the nines

Designer suits are popular with late night talk show hosts who, naturally, want to look sharp during their respective broadcasts. In that sense, Seth Meyers is no exception. Look closely and you may notice the Late Night with Seth Meyers host donning Ralph Lauren suits on his show. The New York Times reported that he even gets his luxury suits custom-fitted by the brand.


The Saturday Night Live alum is worth $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, so he can more than afford to splurge on his killer wardrobe. Meyers has also used some of that hard-earned money to take vacations with his family. He's traveled to places like Uruguay and Italy — all with his young kids in tow. 

When he isn't traveling, Meyers is spending time in his Greenwich Village home that's worth a whopping $7.5 million, according to ForbesThe swanky apartment includes lots of windows and multiple fireplaces. It also has a walk-in pantry and a huge clothes closet. That's good — as it can hold all of Meyers' valuable suits!

Talk show host Trevor Noah is pretty much the King of Bel Air

Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, is younger than the other well-known late-night talk show hosts, but his lifestyle is just as lavish. In fact, his mansion is the most expensive of the bunch. Noah owns a home worth $20.5 million in affluent Bel Air, according to the Los Angeles Times. The home boasts a kitchen with two islands, some seven bathrooms, a cigar room, wine cellar, and movie theater. Amazingly, the swimming pool is 62 feet long. He could host some stellar summer pool parties.


It's unsurprising that Noah can afford such a luxurious home; his net worth is $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Noah's salary is significantly less than other late night hosts, coming in at an estimated $8 million a year. However, that hasn't stopped him from owning some expensive sports cars. CNBC Make It reported that Noah previously owned a Porsche and a Lamborghini. He's a member of a car club, which means that he can basically choose from a library of cars to drive at any time. Who knew that was even a thing?!

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres basically lives in a palace

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is worth a mind-boggling $490 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. The hilarious host makes $75 million each year running The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She's known to be generous — or should we say generes? — which is evidenced by the gifts she's given her wife Portia de Rossi. Forget roses, OK! Magazine reported that DeGeneres gifted her partner with a Lamborghini.


The couple has also enjoyed some lavish vacations together. In 2017, they visited Tahiti, as E! News reported, where they relaxed on their own private beach. In summer 2019, the pair traveled to London and spent an afternoon with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, DeGeneres revealed on her her show. She even got to feed baby Archie!

When they aren't traveling, Degeneres and de Rossi spend time buying and selling real estate. In 2019, they bought a $45 million palatial home in Beverly Hills, Architectural Digest reported. That wasn't the only home the couple bought in 2019, though. They also paid $27 million for a mansion in Montecito, California. The happy couple certainly has their pick of lavish homes to live in.


Talk show host Sharon Osbourne uses her wealth to get plastic surgery

Music industry alum and co-host of the daytime talk show The Talk Sharon Osbourne has been open and honest about her history with plastic surgery. She wrote in her book Unbreakable (via USA Today) that "there's not much I haven't had tweaked, stretched, peeled, lasered, veneered, enhanced or removed altogether." In 2019, she revealed on The Talk (via USA Today) her plans to get "a new face" through plastic surgery over the summer. The cost of the surgery was likely small in comparison to her wealth; the star is worth $220 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.


Face lifts aren't the only lavish thing about her lifestyle. Her jewelry is also super spendy. Osbourne's husband Ozzy gifted his wife with a huge Arnold diamond band, reported People. The talk show host and her husband also happen to live in a Beverly Hills home worth $10 million. The home has multiple fireplaces, a spa, and a swimming pool, according to Today. Talk about opulent.

Former talk show host and icon Oprah Winfrey has her own private jet

Oprah Winfrey is the queen of daytime television talk shows. The mega-popular media mogul is worth $3.5 billion (you read that right: she's a multibillionaire.) It's no surprise that she can afford her own aircraft. As The Wall Street Journal revealed, she reportedly has her very own private jet, which is worth a cool $42 million. Winfrey doesn't always travel by air, of course. In addition to a jet, she owns a white Model S Tesla, reported Fortune. And, according to HotCars, she also drives a Mercedes, Cadillac, and a Lincoln. Naturally, she has plenty of cars to choose from when she doesn't feel like flying.


Winfrey's transportation options aren't the only lavish part of her lifestyle, though. She also owns multiple homes worth millions of dollars each. She even dubbed her home in Montecito, California, "the Promised Land."

She also owns homes in Chicago, Illinois, as well as Hawaii, Colorado, and Georgia, according to Business Insider. If that weren't enough, she even has a vacation house in Antigua. Oh, and when she desires to to eat at any one of her many homes, she's been known to use a private chef.

Talk show host Kelly Ripa owns several homes

Kelly Ripa, cohost of the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan talk show, owns several homes with her husband Mark Consuelos. In 2017, People reported that the couple bought a home in Colorado, which they often use for weekend trips and hosting. However, their main home is in New York City. Curbed NY reported that Ripa and Consuelos bought a townhouse in the Upper East Side worth $27 million back in 2013.


Outside the city, the couple also owns a mansion in the Hamptons worth $2.35 million, which appears to feature a putting green and a large pool. Ripa and her husband also enjoy luxe travel. They've gone to Mexico, Corsica, and Italy, as evidenced by Ripa's Instagram feed.

That's not all she can afford though. Ripa uses her millions ($120 million to be exact) to buy designer clothes. According to AOL, she's partial to Saloni, a brand from London, and Rebecca Taylor. As much as we love her style, Ripa's teenage daughter, Lola, isn't a fan. Ripa told People that Lola thinks her wardrobe is "embarrassing and awful." Uh, we beg to differ!

The Late Late Show host James Corden takes lavish vacations with his famous friends

James Corden knows a lot of celebrities. It's a perk of the job; talk show hosts interview famous people. Obviously, Corden's job as host of The Late Late Show with James Corden has made him some friends. In January 2020, E! News reported that Corden went on vacation with fellow British stars Adele and Harry Styles. They celebrated the New Year together in the Caribbean. The three even left a $2,020 tip on their restaurant bill to wish the bartender a happy new year.


Vacations are just one aspect of Corden's luxurious life. He's worth $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worthand the home he shares with his family in Los Angeles is worth about a third of that. The stately mansion includes a gym and spa, along with a pool and outdoor dining area. 

As Corden is well-known for the Carpool Karaoke segment of his show, it makes sense that he'd have a nice car, right? Although he isn't actually driving the expensive Range Rover while singing with celebs, as CNN Entertainment reported, his ride is still awesome and extravagant.

Former Today talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford travels to beautiful places

Kathie Lee Gifford is known for hosting on the Today show with Hoda Kotb and, before that, for hosting Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. She has a lot of experience as a talk show host — and she's made a lot of money doing it. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she's worth $60 million.


While working with Kotb, they did a ton of traveling together. They went to Italy, where Gifford claimed she met a prince. They also enjoyed spending time in Nashville, Tennessee, and London according to Conde Nast Traveler. After leaving the Today show, Gifford has been making movies on location in places like Jerusalem and Paris. Sounds amazing!

Gifford has also owned multiple expensive homes. In 2018, she sold her Florida Keys vacation house, complete with its stunning ocean view, for $10.5 million, as reported by Town and Country magazine. In 2019, Gifford revealed to USA Today that her new vacation home is in Nashville, where she enjoys having the occasional "jam session" with friends. Her main home is in Connecticut, however, where she has lived since her children were little.


Talk show host Lilly Singh has an elevator in her mansion

Lilly Singh, the YouTuber turned late night host has accumulated a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The history-making female late-night host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, has more than earned her lavish lifestyle.


Singh owns a home worth $1.5 million in Hancock Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, as reported by Toronto Life. She also has an even more expensive house in Studio City, another Los Angeles neighborhood. This one is worth $4.1 million, according to Architectural Digest — and it is swanky. Per Variety, it features an elevator that spans the three floors of the home as well as boasts a game room and theater. Outside, there is a pool, spa, and sports court. She'll never be bored!

To get around, Singh drives a Tesla Model S (talk show hosts just love those Teslas). In a YouTube video, she even gave fans a tour of her car and said she's was "blessed" and "honored" to own a Tesla, showing that Singh is staying grounded despite being über rich and famous.