For Glenn Beck, it pays to be controversial
Commentator earned $32 million in 2009
It pays to be controversial, especially if you´re conservative commentator Glenn Beck. He raked in $32 million in 2009 – and in a surprise revelation, only a small amount of that came from the Fox TV Network.
A major chunk of commentator Glenn Beck's sizable income comes from book sales, and not with his contract with the Fox TV Network.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Beck wears many hats – according to the Wikipedia, he is a radio and TV host, political commentator, author and entrepreneur. He is the host of The Glenn Beck Program, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States.
Beck pulled in that handsome figure by a revenue stream that includes books, radio, TV, digital media and public speaking fees.
According to Forbes magazine, Beck earned $12 million from book sales alone. Thanks to a profit participation co-venture with Simon & Schuster typically reserved for authors like Stephen King. In addition, he has a five-year $50 million contract with the Premiere Radio Networks that netted $10 million for 2009.
The Glenn Beck Web site that includes both ads and an "insider" services rakes in another $4 million. Speaking fees for his "Bold Fresh Tour" will Bill O´ Reilly netted Beck $3 million – while his contract with the Fox TV Network was a relatively paltry $2 million.
Beck told Forbes that he is more interested in the business than the politics of what he does. "I could give a flying crap about the political process," he said. "We're an entertainment company."
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