Today host Hoda Kotb is one of the most popular news anchors in the US, and as a result she also has one of the most impressive net worths. As co-host of Today alongside Savannah Guthrie and host of the NBC News fourth hour show, Today with Hoda & Jenna, the star is in demand.
Hoda has also written books and used to host her own radio show, The Hoda Show, on SiriusXM, all of which have allowed her to impressively raise her wealth. The star has accomplished so much over the past few years, as shown in the celebratory video below.
Renowned for her positive attitude, the mother-of-two has interviewed everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian, and has a legion of loyal fans who have supported her during her past cancer battle and, more recently, with her journey to motherhood.
But just how much is the admirably still down-to-earth star worth? HELLO! investigates…
What is Today host Hoda Kotb's total net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth reports that Hoda's net worth is $30 million. When the 59-year-old replaced Matt Lauer as co-host for Today in 2018, she signed a new contract with a salary that, according to the site, was around $8 million.
When Hoda joined, there were comparisons between her and Matt's salaries – as the latter was said to have been making $20 million per year before he was fired. However, NBC News told The Hollywood Reporter at the time that this wasn't a fair comparison, because Matt had worked at Today for 20 years, in contrast to Hoda's ten years at the time she replaced him.
The former radio show host has spoken out about how her salary is not something which she is bothered about, telling People in 2018: "I think the whole money thing, for me, I've always been sort of – I know it sounds ridiculous that I'm going to say this, but I really have done jobs I like for the job I liked because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on payday.
"Like, I didn't want that to be the happy day. I wanted to feel good. So no, I'm not making Matt Lauer money. Not even close."
How much money does Hoda Kotb make in a year?
Hoda Kotb's salary at Today is reportedly between $8 million and $10 million dollars, but this isn't the TV personality's only source of income – she also makes money from her writing.
Hoda is the author of several books, including her New York Times bestselling autobiography Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee. She is also a children's book writer, having penned books such as I've Loved You Since Forever and You Are My Happy, and has read audiobooks too. She is due to release another children's book inspired by her daughter Hope in 2024.
The Oklahoma-born A-lister is a firm believer in people being paid what they deserve. In April 2022, the TV icon gave an impassioned speech about the importance of women understanding their worth in the workplace when she was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, along with her co-star Savannah.
"To the women in this room, all of the fabulous fantastic women in this room. I don't know what you make in your salary but I'll say this: you deserve more," she said, before emphasizing: "I don't know what position you have but you're probably due a promotion. We need to know our worth."
Where does Hoda Kotb and her family live?
Hoda's net worth is also increased due to her real estate. The NBC journalist owns two homes, one a waterfront home in Long Island which she lives in with her family, the other an Upper Manhattan apartment where she lives during the week in order to commute to work.
The family's Long Island based home boasts beautiful views and a swimming pool, as well as four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is the perfect place for the TV star to settle down during her time off with family.
Hoda is a doting mum to two daughters, Hayley Joy, six, and Hope Catherine, four. The star adopted her two children with her ex-partner Joel Schiffman. The NBC News employee has been open about her life as a single mother and all the joys and troubles of co-parenting Hayley and Hope with Joel.
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