These days, it seems like everybody has a podcast. If you thought that podcasting alone can make you rich, though, think again. According to The Best Media, advertising rates during a podcast range from $20 to $100 per 100 listeners. With affiliate sales, you can make an additional $500 to $900 per episode – if you have 10,000 downloads per episode. So, you need to have a lot of listeners to make really good money from podcasting.
With nearly 2.5 million podcasts out there, it’s no surprise that the most successful ones also tend to be ones where the hosts are well known already. Even then, the richest podcasters have often already amassed a fortune in a different field. So who are the richest podcasters in 2022? Here are some of the richest people who have made podcasts (past and present), according to estimated net worth (note: all figures are given in US dollars).