Jeff Probst works for his money on every episode of Survivor. He offers colorful commentary at the Reward and Immunity Challenges, even during torrential downpours; he sparks lively debates at Tribal Council, asking all the most incendiary questions; and he never wavers in the delivery of his signature catchphrase—"The tribe has spoken."
With all the work he's putting in, many fans were wondering how much Survivor has added to Probst's net worth. Well, we looked into it, and spoiler alert: it's a whole lot.
Jeff Probst makes about $200,000 per Survivor episode.
A 2017 story on The Ringer cited a TV Guide report that put Probst's earnings per episode at $200,000. Each season of Survivor has about 15 episodes, so that puts Probst at about $4 million for every season of Survivor on CBS, according to Variety's 2016 earnings report for TV's top talent.
Here's how the outlet got its salary estimates, per the report:
" Variety conducted a wide survey of actors, executives, attorneys, agents, managers, and other representatives in an effort to offer a snapshot of the earnings power of talent at all levels in primetime, late-night, daytime, and news. The figures presented here are estimates based on extensive research to determine talent paydays in the most current seasons of specific series."
Jeff Probst's net worth is an estimated $40 million.
As you can imagine, Probst's sizeable net worth comes from his 40 seasons on Survivor. In addition to being the host, he's also an executive producer on the series, and he helps out with the show's direction and casting.
Probst has also directed two films, and he's appeared on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Life in Pieces. He also won an the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program a stunning four times in a row.
The host also does his best to give back, and in 2007, Probst founded The Serpentine Project, a non-profit that empowers young people that are transitioning out of foster care.
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