Megyn Kelly Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview

Megyn Kelly is an American journalist, news anchor, political commentator, and lawyer from Champaign, Illinois who has a net worth of $45 million US as of 2023. She is one of the most influential personalities, she is also a prominent TV host and a political commentator in the entertainment industry.

She is a well-known face of the Fox channel before she moved on to NBC. Though her popularity ratings did take some beating, she switched on to another Network, and her influence as a shining news anchor can’t be denied. Megyn Kelly is best known for being one of the top extraordinary journalists at Fox News and she became the host of several popular talks shows for that channel throughout her life.

In 2014 Kelly found herself on the list of one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world by Time magazine. Her prominence was stained by controversy during her time at NBC, pushing Megyn to quit the channel and work solely through her own social media channels such as YouTube and Instagram. In this post, we will explore the total net worth of Megyn Kelly her salary, income sources, career, biography, luxurious lifestyle, and a lot more. 

Salary Details:

It was disclosed that Megyn Kelly’s salary peaked at $8 million per year during her period at Fox Network. At that time she came up as one of the highest anchors on Fox News.

Later that Kelly’s salary was increased from $8 million to $23 million per year after she left Fox and joined NBC News. She made a 3-year contract with NBC and was worth a whopping $69 million. Some of the reports also say that at NBC her salary was between $15 million and $20 million annually. 

Net Worth 2023:

Name Megyn Kelly
Net Worth $45 Million
Age 52
Annual Salary $23 Million
Profession Journalist
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Early Life:

Megyn Marie Kelly was born on the 18th of November 1970 in Champaign, Illinois, and was raised by a Catholic family in Syracuse. Her mother Linda is a homemaker while her father Edward Kelly was a teacher at the State University of New York in Albany.

She has Irish roots from her father’s side while she is of Italian and German descent from her mother’s side. Kelly’s family moved to Delmar, New York, a suburb of Albany when she was just 9 years old.

While living in DeWitt she attended Tecumseh Elementary School and then her family relocated to the new place. After finishing high school at Bethlehem Central High School, she went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in political science at Syracuse University where she graduated in 1992.

She then also joined the Albany Law School where she worked as an editor for the Law College magazine called Albany Law Review. She was 15 years old when she lost her father who had a heart attack at the time. Apart from that, she started working as an associate at a major law firm in Chicago, after getting her Juris Doctor from the University. She then got an opportunity to work for more than 9 years for the international law firm Jones Day. 

Career Beginning:

When Kelly moved to Washington DC she bagged her first job in the broadcasting industry with the task of a General Assignment Reporter for the WJLA-TV news channel. For that channel, she covered several local and prominent events like the hearings for American Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito J.R. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, and the 2004 presidential election.

Her performance at WJLA-TV made her very confident to approach popular News Channels. Kelly approached CNN but rejected a fact that CNN president Jonathan Klein is known to have regretted.

Fox News:

Nevertheless, she bagged an offer from Fox News and since then there was no turning back. Kelly started contributing to a legal segment for a program called Special Report with Brit Hume in which she made her first appearance. She would also make appearances on shows such as The O’Reilly Factor and On the Record, with Greta Van Susteren, and in these shows, she frequently starred as a guest panelist.

Then in 2010, Megyn Kelly went on to become a host of America’s Newsroom with Bill HemmerIn February of that year, Kelly hosted her own 2-hour afternoon show called America Live. The viewership for the program began to increase by 20 percent and Kelly became a household name for her sort of approach to journalism. She attracted media attention for her coverage of the 2012 US President Election.

In 2013 Kelly decided to return and began hosting the new talk show called The Kelly File which became one of the most popular shows on the Fox channel and also became the winner of the highest ratings on that channel. 

NBC Career:

On January 3rd, 2016 it was announced that Megyn Kelly was leaving Fox News to join NBC. Fox head Rupert Murdoch reportedly was considering paying Megyn Kelly a salary of $20 million per year to help her save the channel. However, Kelly made up her mind to migrate to NBC. Her deal with Fox was inspired and then she began hosting shows on NBC. 

On this new channel, Kelly came into the spotlight when she interviewed some high-profile names such as Vladimir Putin and some others. It was revealed that Kelly left Fox for the triple role on NBC including she hosted her show named “Megyn Kelly Today”. She also hosted a short interview-based series called  Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly. 

However, that show didn’t receive the kind of ratings she hoped. Some critics even went on to write that saying she was trying to copy Kelly Ripa, a popular daytime show host, instead of being herself the way she was at Fox News. Kelly started off on September 25, 2017, the viewership began to sink over some time.

Contrary to her daytime show which reached 2.4 million viewers Live With Kelly & Ryan on ABC reached 3 million in the same time slot. Kelly defend herself by saying that the show was just 6 months old, it needed at least one year to get a firm footing. One of the reasons Kelly left Fox News was because she wanted to spend more time with her family and kids as well.

She didn’t want a night slot or an evening slot which Fox gave and hence opted for the morning show at NBC instead. It was reported that Fox had offered Megyn Kelly a salary of $20 million per year or $100 million for 4 years but she had rejected that offer as we mentioned before. 

After making controversial statements in 2018 she was forced to resign from NBC and as a result, her appearance on the Network was short-lived. 

Personal Life:

Megyn Kelly has been married twice, in 2001 her first marriage was to Daniel Kendall who is an anesthesiologist. But the couple split up in 2006 after a relationship of almost 5 years. 

Kelly then began dating her boyfriend a CEO of cybersecurity firm Authentium named Douglas Brunt. In 2008 the two married and they have three children, sons Edward Yates Brunt, Thatcher Bray Brunt, and a daughter named Yardley Evans Brunt. Douglas is a full-time writer and a novelist who has written many books.


Full Name Megyn Marie Kelly
Nickname Megyn
Age 52 years old
Date Of Birth November 18, 1970
Birth Place Champaign, Illinois,
United States
Nationality American
Hometown Champaign, Illinois
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 56 kg (123.5 lbs)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Father Edward Kelly
Mother Linda Kelly
Brother Pete
Sister Suzzane
Education Qualification Juris Doctor degree
Husband Douglas Brunt

Megyn Kelly Biography, Career, Husband

Megyn Kelly Net Worth:

Megyn Kelly according to reports is still one of the highest-paid news anchors in the world and her annual salary at NBC is worth $23 million. Kelly is bound by a three-year contract for $69 million and over the last couple of years, her net worth is increased very well.

Megyn has also written her autobiography called “Settle for More” which was published on November 15, 2016. In this book she talks about her rise in the media and her interactions with top leaders and influential people, this includes off-course Donald Trump.

She also writes about being propositioned and Exploited at the workplace by Roger Ailes the CEO of Fox News. To release that book Kelly Megyn signed a $10 million deal with HarperCollins a publishing company. As of 2023 Megyn Kelly Net Worth is estimated to be around $45 million, making her one of the wealthiest news anchors in the world.

She has done some endorsement work such as Political commercials about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Elections. 

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Megyn Marie Kelly was born on the 18th of November 1970 in Champaign, Illinois, she is 52 years old.

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