#1 – Barbara Walters ($150 Million)
Barbara Walters is one of the most famous broadcast journalist, TV personality, and author in the US. She is known for hosting different TV programs like the ABC Evening News, 20/20, The View and Today. She was first known as a writer and segment producer on NBC News morning program The Today Show where she worked with Hugh Downs. Because of her excellent interviewing ability, she became more popular among viewers thus she received more airtime and eventually she made it to broadcasting. Today, she is already retired but she still reports to ABC News occasionally.