Jon Stewart Makes Up To $30 Million For 'The Daily Show'

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Network television may be bringing in younger talent from Jimmy Fallon to Seth Meyers to boost ratings; however, TV's highest-paid late-night host is Jon Stewart over on cable.

According to TV Guide's annual salary report, "The Daily Show" host makes anywhere from $25-$30 million per year for the Comedy Central show. In 2012, TV Guide reported his salary at $16 million.

That number blows network hosts out of the water. The average salary for the late-night hosts hovers around $10 million. The only one who comes close to Stewart's reported pay check is David Letterman at $20 million per year.
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Here are the numbers via TV Guide:
Late-night PersonalityNetworkSalary per year
1. Jon StewartComedy Central$25-$30 million
2. David LettermanCBS$20 million
3. Conan O'BrienTBS$12 million
4. Jimmy FallonNBC$11 million
6. Chelsea HandlerNetflix$10 million
6. Jimmy KimmelABC$10 million
7. John OliverHBO$2 million

Stewart has been hosting "The Daily Show" since 1999. The show averaged slightly above half a million viewers weekly in the spring.

According to Fox News, "Jimmy Kimmel" and "The Late Show with David Letterman" averaged 2.7 million and 2.85 million viewers, respectively, as of April.
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Jimmy Fallon has been receiving an average of 4.3 million views on "The Tonight Show."