Megyn Kelly decided to change her career from corporate defense attorney to political commentator about 15 years ago. She was a successful lawyer, but in 2003 she got an offer to be a reporter for WJLA-TV where she was covering mostly political topics and became one of the most recognizable faces of the 2004 presidential elections.
Her most important role on TV was the one of a host of American Live that is broadcasted on Fox News Channel. But that is not all as she is also a successful author. Because all of this, do not be surprised when you see the Megyn Kelly net worth for 2018.
Megyn Kelly Net Worth 2018
Megyn Kelly net worth for 2018 is estimated to be about $15 million, and most of her income comes from her salary. On the other hand, a big part of that figure is also revenue from an autobiography “Settle For More” that she wrote and was published by HarperCollins Publishers. This isn’t a surprise as the US media industry is blooming. This was all before she was offered a huge deal from NBC to leave Fox.
Megyn Kelly Salary
The annual salary of a successful reporter, anchor, and author was about $6 million. With a fat paycheck like that it got her to the third place on the list of highest paid female Journalist in the US. After moving from Fox to NBC, she received an even better deal, for a three-year contract she got $69 million.
Megyn Kelly Ratings
Unfortunately for both NBC and Kelly, her ratings are not all that great. According to a recent analysis, Megyn Kelly Today has about 2.4 million viewers on average. On the other hand, Live With Kelly and Ryan manages to amass approximately 3 million viewers.
Career As A Lawyer
Let’s talk a little bit more about the career of Megyn Kelly. Before becoming famous TV face, she was a lawyer in Chicago for Bickel & Brewer, and she wrote one of her first articles “The Conflicting Roles Of Lawyer As Director” which was published in journal Litigation. Jones Day was her next stop where she spent nine years.
As we already mentioned, Megyn Kelly went on TV in 2003 as a reporter for WJLA-TV. Soon after that, in 2004, she gets a job with Fox News where she appeared in Special Report with Brit Hume. Her next step was to get her own program, and in 2010 she was the face of American Live. One of her most recognizable roles was related to the 2012 elections. After American Live she started The Kelly Fire show in 2013, and in 2017 she went from Fox News to NBC News. Megyn is one of the rare reporters that manage to land an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Marriage And Personal Life
On September 29, 2001, Megyn said “Yes” for the first time to her, now ex, husband, Daniel Kendall. Their marriage lasted until 2006 when they decided to get a divorce. After this, she was romantically involved with President and CEO of Authentium, Douglas Brunt. The happy couple (ten years of marriage) has three kids, Yates, Yardley, and Thatcher that were born in 2009, 2011 and 2013.