The TV presenter Günther Jauch is one of the best-known personalities of German-language television. At the moment, most Germans probably know him as the presenter of the broadcast on RTL Quiz Show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, but his career began much earlier. We have researched again and will show you Jauch’s assets and sources of income in the following article.
How much money does Günther Jauch have?
Considering all reputable sources, that is estimated net worth of Günther Jauch in 2019 around 60 million dollars. To this day, the 63-year-old millionaire has not revealed how high this actually is.
being annual income is covered by numerous magazines and newspapers at least 10 million dollars estimated.
It was also announced that Jauch already has more than 75 million dollars for charity donated should have.
How does Günther Jauch earn his money?
Jauch is mainly working as a TV presenter. He moderates TV shows on the private broadcaster RTL, but also on the public broadcaster ARD. His most famous shows include “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” and “Star TV”.
Also, he owns one own production company (i&u TV, since 2000), which produces formats such as “5 against Jauch”, “People, Pictures, Emotions” and “The Ultimate Chart Show”. According to an article in the BILD newspaper should him his production company annually over 1,000,000 dollars bring in At the beginning of the year, however, it became known that he would sell the company to an American financial investor, but would remain active as a consultant.
In 2005 he was also as voice actor for the film “In the racing stable the zebra is going on”.
In addition to the television business is Günther Jauch Winery ownerwhich is a member of the VDBQ (Association of German Prädikats- & Qualitätsweingüter) and gives him an additional income.
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” fee per episode
Supposed to Günther Jauch at the popular quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” 125,000 dollars fee per episode get what a merit of over 800 dollars per minute correspond to. This results in an annual income of around 10 million dollars. Whether and to what extent this information is actually true is still unknown.
The show has been running since September 3, 1999 and is the German version of “Who wants to be a millionaire”. The game principle works in such a way that a candidate has the chance to answer 15 questions correctly €1,000,000 to win (minus taxes, this corresponds to €500,000 net profit).
It is interesting that according to Jauch there is not even an official contract. “In fact, there is not a single letter on paper that is deposited anywhere” Jauch claims and says that he settled the matter with the RTL boss with a handshake and has received the same salary since the start of the show. Günther Jauch does not consider a salary increase to be necessary.
In 2006 he received the German Television Award in the category “Best Entertainment Show” for the show.
Career – This is how Günther Jauch became known
Before Jauch started his television career, he was in radio as a radio presenter employed. He also moderated the B3 radio show together with Thomas Gottschalk. At the age of 29, Günther Jauch finally switched to the television business and worked from 1982 to 1983 as an outside reporter on the show “Rätselflug” for the broadcaster SDR. From time to time he was also a presenter on the program “Live aus dem Alabama” on Bavarian Radio. From 1987 to 1989 he moderated “Na suchte!”, which was the follow-up show to “Na sowas” with Thomas Gottschalk.
In 1990, Jauch signed a contract with the Cologne broadcaster RTL and hosted the show until January 5, 2011 “Star TV”, which is produced by his own production company. Total were 891 episodes broadcast, in which Jauch could be seen. Steffen Hallaschka then took over the moderation. From 1999 the program “Who wants to be a millionaire” followed, which he has moderated to this day. At the same time, he was seen in countless other programs. From 2000 to 2006 he moderated “Ski Jumping” together with Dieter Thoma. In 2001, the first episode of the annual show The Great IQ Test aired.
There were also other shows such as “5 against Jauch”, “Günther Jauch”, “The 2 – Günther & Gottschalk against everyone”, “500 – The Quiz Arena” and many more. For the former show “Günther Jauch”which ran on ARD, the moderator is said to have received a salary of €265,000, according to the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.
His career makes it clear that the large number of shows that Jauch has moderated speak for his popularity. Along with Stefan Raab, he is one of the best-known and most popular TV presenters in the German-speaking world and will probably remain active in this industry for many years to come.
In addition to the German Television Award, Jauch also received 46 more awards for his work. This includes prices such as the “Bambi Award”, the “Golden Camera” in 2001, 2011 and 2016, as well as numerous honors, media awards, audience awards and much more.
The complete list of all awards can be found in the official Wikipedia article on Günther Jauch.
Günther Jauch as an actor
Jauch has not only been seen on television until now, but also in some German-language films. He could also have earned a few hundred thousand dollars in this way. His full filmography:
- 1988: One speaks German as a newsreader
- 2004: The WiXXer as Talkmaster
- 2011: Doctor’s Diary
- 2013: Pastewka (voice only)
- 2015: Heaven’s Darling
- 2018: Our Earth 2 (voice only)
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