If there's one person who really loves love, it's Chris Harrison. The man, the myth, the legend literally makes a living from helping people find it, and honestly, he puts up with a lot of bullsh*t along the way. As the host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, he sees every single tear-stained detail of those televised relationships, and whew, you know the contestants can get MESSY.
But let's be real, we live for the drama. Chris, however, is the guy who actually has to put up with it all, season after season, final rose after final rose. You can tell he really, truly cares about Bachelor Nation, though. I mean, he just officiated Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s wedding to Lauren Burnham, for goodness sake. If that doesn't scream "dedication," then IDK what does.
Bachelor really wouldn't be the same without Chris (he's the special sauce!) so therefore he deserves every penny he earns. Fortunately for Mr. Harrison, it looks like the folks at ABC agree because his net worth is pretty dang impressive. Let's dig in.
Okay, so this part is a little complicated, mostly because ABC hasn't officially revealed what Chris makes for his work on the show. But an ancient TV Guide article that has since been removed from the internet claimed he made $60,000 per episode (or about $2 million a season), though that was all the way back in 2011. We should probably assume that Chris has negotiated an increase in compensation since then. Nowadays, Celebrity Net Worth reports that his salary is $8 million, though it's unclear whether that's per season of one single show, or annually for all three Bachelor franchise shows. Either way, good job, Chris! You're doing amazing, sweetie!
Chris Harrison is a very busy man, okay? HE IS VERY IMPORTANT. Aside from hosting The Bachelor, he also can be found on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which yes, is still a show, how dare you even ask. It's unclear how much Chris is paid for that job, but combine it with the money he's made for hosting the Miss America pageant, and we can assume it adds a hefty sum to his total net worth.
P.S. He also wrote a romance novel. Did anyone actually buy it? IDK. Is it any good? Couldn't tell you. But judging by its 4 1/2 star rating on Amazon, the Bach fans are being fully supportive of their beloved host.
$16 million. At least according to Celebrity Net Worth. And while this is an insanely huge amount of money, this dude has been diligently crying on the inside while filming The Bachelor for...oh, IDK:
As far as I'm concerned, he should be paid in gold bars at this point.
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