Hoda Kotb’s wage for internet hosting the ‘At the moment’ present is reportedly a lot lower than what Matt Lauer was making for a similar gig. Right here’s why she isn’t upset by the massive distinction.
Hoda Kotb, 53, has formally changed Matt Lauer, 60, on the At the moment present — however for a wage that doesn’t even come near her predecessor‘s. The brand new host will reportedly make a modest $7 million, in response to Web page Six. Earlier than he was fired by NBC Information, Matt was raking in a whopping $20-$25 million yearly. So principally, she might be making $18 million lower than the person who held the job earlier than her — however she’s not too upset about it. “Hoda isn’t complaining concerning the cash. She has landed the large job she all the time dreamed of, and most undoubtedly deserves. Plus, Matt’s wage mirrored the very long time he was on the present — 25 years. If issues go nicely, Hoda may ask for extra subsequent time if she re-ups her contract. However the figures underline the massive wage disparity at NBC Information,” an insider near the present informed the media outlet.
If it’s any comfort, the discuss present host will probably be making the identical quantity as her co-star Savannah Guthrie, 46. “I feel the entire cash factor for me, I’ve all the time been form of — I do know it sounds ridiculous that I’m going to say this, however I actually have completed jobs I appreciated for the job I appreciated as a result of I by no means needed to be glad each different Friday on pay day,” Hoda informed Individuals. “Like, I didn’t need that to be the glad day. I needed to really feel good all through. So no, I’m not making Matt Lauer cash. Not even shut.”
We’re glad Hoda is happy about her new place, even when it doesn’t pay wherever close to the identical quantity. However as Selection identified, not many TV anchors begin off with huge salaries, and Matt’s greater than twenty years with NBC is unquestionably a key consider how a lot cash he was making. However on the identical time, Hoda can even proceed to host the 10 a.m. hour of the present with Kathie Lee Gifford, 64, so hopefully she’ll get nearer to Matt’s wage contemplating she’s doing twice the work.
HollywoodLifers, what do you consider Hoda making $18 million lower than Matt?