Glenn Beck Makes $80 Million, Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Celebrities

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Glenn Beck when he parted ways with Fox News last year and moved the seat of his forum for rational political discourse from New York to Irving. According to Forbes, Beck managed to pull in $80 million without the imprimatur of cable's oh-so-fair-and-balanced news network. That puts him at No. 11 on the magazine's list of highest-paid celebrities, sandwiched between Simon Cowell and Elton John, which seems like it'd be uncomfortable for him.

So how did Beck manage to rake in so much cash? He's got a media empire with his own book imprint through Simon & Shuster, a "news" website, a radio show, and GBTV, his Internet-only TV network, not to mention legions of like-minded fans.

To be clear, Beck is not Oprah. She topped the Forbes list with $165 million despite losing nearly half her previous year's income. But there was never really any question of that, was there?


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scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

I've described how low top marginal tax rates and low cap. gains taxes encourage financialization, professional services, media stars and lobbying--capital lite production over capital intensive production.  What's good for corporate execs, and these cap lite producers isn't good for manufacturing, the firms themselves, the stockholders or the country. 

 

This is just another example.

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

Never underestimate how much money you make off the ignorant and gullible.

monstruss
monstruss

All that money, and he's still an irrelevant goon.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

Wow, not even 10am and we already have the term "libtard" showing up. I'm guessing it will be repeated 20 more times before noon.Glenn Beck isn't crazy, he's MORMON crazy. 

LibtardObserver
LibtardObserver

It must be a really slow news day in Dallas for Eric Nicholson to fart out these kind of envious libtard bleatings.

steve.sandwich
steve.sandwich

 @monstruss He is only as relevant as you make him with vitriolic comments, thereby identifying him as a Conservative pillar, so he can continue to cash in.

PerryMoore
PerryMoore

 @GuitarPlayer What kind of world is it where we all run around insulting each other's choice of underwear?

monstruss
monstruss

 @steve.sandwich Wait, so someone has to be a scumbag in order to be a pillar of the conservative groupthink?

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

@TheCredibleHulk Yes. We're barely able to cope with Bush.

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