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Jake Tapper

Estimated Annual Salary: $4 Million || Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million
In addition to hosting The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union with CNN, Tapper is also currently CNN’s Chief Washington Correspondent. He had some experience in politics before becoming an anchor, serving as a campaign press secretary in 1992.

He became a journalist in 1998, mostly as a writer prior to joining ABC News in 2003. During his tenure there, he appeared on Good Morning America and This Week, finally leaving in late 2012 for CNN. That’s when The Lead began airing, and it still is as of this writing.