Let’s face it — Donald Trump has been great for Megyn Kelly’s career. After all, during the 2018 presidential election, Trump brought quite a bit of publicity and press to Megyn Kelly’s name. Now, she’s as recognizable as Katie Couric.
So given that’s the case, just how much is Megyn Kelly’s net worth? And what is she being paid as her salary? We’ll give you the scoop.
Megyn Kelly began her career as a lawyer. She attended Syracuse University for her undergraduate degree and later, obtained her law degree from Albany Law school.
She worked for some time at a law firm based in Chicago, but then moved to Washington in order to work as a general assignment reporter for WGLA-TV. After working for this channel, Megyn Kelly actually rallied for a job at Fox News.
In 2010, Kelly began to host her own show on Fox News, called, America Live. However, Kelly’s star really began to rise during the 2012 Presidential election when she provided coverage of the race. Further elevating her status, Kelly made a number of controversial remarks about the race and ethnicity of both Santa and Jesus.
In 2018, Kelly’s coverage of the Duggar molestation controversy gave her additional publicity. However, no coverage assignment garnered Kelly more press than the questions she asked of Trump during the 2018 Republic Presidential debate, asking whether Trump had the appropriate temperament to become president.
In 2018, Megyn Kelly’s contract with Fox News was said to be expiring and sure enough, she landed a contract for an NBC news series in 2018.
So, how much did Megyn Kelly earn through her shows on Fox News channel and how lucrative is her new contract with NBC?
By 2013, Megyn Kelly is said to have been earning an annual salary of $6 million with Fox News. However, in her last year working at Fox News, Kelly earned an annual salary of $15 million. Additionally, Megyn Kelly authored her memoirs “Settle for More” for an advance settlement of $10 million.
And her contract with NBC? Megyn Kelly is reportedly earning an annual salary of as much as $20 million. However, most recently, Blind Gossip, revealed that Megyn Kelly is being paid $23 million annually with a contract for 3 years- which means, Kelly will be paid $69 million total.
So what does that bring Megyn Kelly’s net worth to? In 2018, as of her Vladimir Putin interview, we estimate Megyn Kelly net worth at around $50 million. That’s quite a chunk of change for a lawyer from Albany.