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Glenn Beck Made $32 Million in Past Year, But Not Much from Fox

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 8th 2010 3:32PM
Glenn BeckForbes has an interesting article about the sources of Glenn Beck's income. Interestingly, only $2 million of his $32 million annual salary comes from his Fox News show where he gets most of his publicity. The majority of the money comes from his radio and publishing empire. It could be said that Fox News is the platform from which he hawks the rest of his wares.

But as Master Yogurt said, merchandising is where the real money from the movie comes from. Pretty soon I'm sure we'll be seeing the Glenn Beck action figure, the Glenn Beck cookbook, the Glenn Beck barbecue grill and the Glenn Beck video game for the Wii which will come with its own interactive chalkboard.

However, to put things in perspective: no matter how much the man makes from his media empire, Glenn Beck will still make a lot less in annual income than Oprah.

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A95SS

sorry, that's GET.

April 10 2010 at 10:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
patR

I sure enjoy the folks who don't like Beck. Especially the ones who call him a liar. This man is by far the most honest TV personality on air. He actually invites the White House to refute his statements. They did one time and he corrected his remarks but they have never again refuted any of his statements and some are very accusatory of Obama and his agenda. The big mistake people make is assuming Beck is a republican supporter when in fact he is a conservative supporter, regardless of party. He respects those elected officials who do not waste taxpayer money. He was against Bush in his 2nd term as were most conservatives for his liberal spending policies. It's not a republican vs democrat issue. It's an American issue that everyone should take a strong position on. America is in so much debt and printing and spending so much more money that the future taxpayers will be saddled with this responsibility. They will not have the opportunity all past Americans had. It is our government that has failed the American people. Not Big oil, not Big insurance, not Big Pharmaceuticals, not Big Auto, not Big Medicine, maybe a touch of Big Bank at the direction of government that has caused the worldwide financial meltdown. The cause of the whole mess is BIG GOVERNMENT! Just look at all the Bankrupt government programs..Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Welfare, The U.S. Postal Service, AMTRAK and a whole list that I have omitted. Our Government ran every program into insolvency and now our elected officials just gave them our Healthcare. Please tell me why anyone should believe that they will not run this into BANKRUPTCY also. They do not have a good trak record. America is in for some very bad periods under an even BIGGER GOVERNMENT espoused by Obama. Remember folks, when a government grows in power, it is taking away power from the people. they are not creating new rights, just taking it away from the American people. The nature of government is to grow in power and it the responsibility of the people to prohibit this.

April 10 2010 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
A95SS

But they gat the point across.

April 10 2010 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marko

Ok, so was that article supposed to be informational, or just an attack as a part of a larger smear campaing on someone who speaks clearly for the right?

What happened to journalism?

1 - find a bad picture
2 - demean everything he has accomplished
3 - don't mention anything substantial that he has said
4 - dismiss his achievements as insignificant by comparison.

With reporting this biased, there is sure to be a Pulitzer on the way! Another reason I changed internet providers away from AOL!

April 10 2010 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dolphie

im sorry, i forgot olbermann and maddow. you know, we all should watch the real news.

April 10 2010 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
novels1955

Nothing entertains me more than the jealous libs who can't get it through their heads that only in America can anyone become a millionaire with hard work, timely marketing, faith, and conservative values. Glenn does not rely on the misery of others to make his money.

Only in America can you become a billionaire like Oprah who titillates the world with the stories of the downtrodden or immoral or perennial victims. Parading their lives on TV for $$$ is no better than a pimp. Two sides of a different coin called Capitalism. Either way, they employ people, pay taxes and give to charity.

April 10 2010 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dolphie

liberals are liberals but conservatives are only conservative when they are campaigning. and why are they always campaigning instead of doing what we elected them to do?

April 10 2010 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dolphie

what do glen beck, mancow, rush limbaugh, and jerry lewis have in common? they are all entertainers, not news reporters.

April 10 2010 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
merino320

I If you listen to the left he's a liar, If you listen to the
right he's a hero.It's up to us to see the truth.

April 10 2010 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brenda

If Beck WAS a liar like so many of YOU insist he is.....WHY have NONE OF YOU PROVEN ONE LIE. All you KEEP saying is his facts are wrong....yet YOU NEVER come up with ANY facts to PROVE it. And dont think for ONE MINUTE that IF HE WERE LYING that SOMEONE from the LIARS PARTY wouldn't have ALREADY pressed charges of slander against him by now. Slander IS against the law. Even our freedon of speech cant protect you AGAINST SLANDER. So it is a CERTAINTY that Obama WOULD HAVE stopped Beck by now IF HE COULD. But he CANT BECAUSE they have NO LIES on Beck. Think about it. Your party IS THE PARTY of LIARS!!
Beck calls you out DAILY! He points it out EVERYDAY on television. Where is YOUR proof.
I bet if YOUR party had a red phone....it WOULD BE RINGING CONSTANTLY!!!! But not a PEEP from Becks! Wonder WHY????? He gives them the opportunity to PROVE HE IS WRONG...and NO ONE has DARED TO TAKE HIM UP ON IT!!!!!
It PROVES ALOT to the American people when a person stands up on NATIONAL TELEVISION and BEGS for someone TO PROVE HIM WRONG and NO ONE EVER DOES!

April 10 2010 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mel Preczewski

It called free speech Brenda. You can freely lie all you want as "comments" and no one can sue you. Just like I can say, Brenda is a racist, nazi loving, death panel supporting idiot. You cannot sue me. You cannot prove I am a liar, can you?
Beck has LIED on several occasions...want proof...here you go:

1/22/09 Glenn Beck lies about Obama’s swearing in by saying, “I checked. We have never had a president sworn into office without a Bible.” The problem here is in 1901 Teddy Roosevelt did not use a bible, Lyndon Johnson used a Catholic missal aboard Air Force One after Kennedy’s assassination, and John Quincy Adams used a constitutional law book instead of the bible. In fact, reading up on the history of the Presidential oath reveals Beck a liar.

9/12 rally Here Beck is on Fox and Friends quoting the university of “I don’t remember,” saying the 9/12 crowd was around 1.7 million people. Meanwhile all independent analysts, like the local fire department, put the crowd at the 9/12 Fox rally at around 50,000 to 70,000, which is more than generous. Beck is caught in another lie!

The city of Wilmington itself has received federal assistance, including money from the federal stimulus bill that Beck often rails against.

Government and social service agencies that serve residents of Wilmington and surrounding Clinton and Clark counties have received state and federal money.

Development agencies and companies in Wilmington have received state aid or pledges of state aid.

Glenn Beck Quote: "This town (Wilmington, Ohio) hasn’t taken any money from the government. They don’t want any money from the government."

Fact: The city of Wilmington itself has received federal assistance, including money from the federal stimulus bill that Beck often rails against.

Government and social service agencies that serve residents of Wilmington and surrounding Clinton and Clark counties have received state and federal money.

Development agencies and companies in Wilmington have received state aid or pledges of state aid.

Unemployed residents of the town and county are receiving unemployment and other jobless benefits.
Another Glenn Quote: "The government is trying to now close the Lincoln Memorial for any kind of large gatherings."

Fact: "There is absolutely no attempt by the government to restrict gatherings at the Lincoln Memorial or at any of our sites," said Margie Ortiz, a National Park Service spokeswoman. "There is zero basis for his claim."

I think people don't bother to prove him wrong because, outside his fan base, most intellectuals and otherwise thinking people realize this guy is a complete idiot & it isn't worth our time to correct him. He continually rewrites history.
"Does Obama use your tax money to buy heroin? Probably not, but I am just asking questions." That's what Beck does.....he claims he is "just asking questions" but really he is spreading rumors, lies, and putting hate filled ideas into seemingly empty brains

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