Glenn Beck

$80 M As of May 2012

Who needs Fox News? Beck is his own network now. GBTV, his internet-only video channel, already has more than 300,000 subscribers, making it the biggest component of his fast-growing multimedia empire, Mercury Radio Arts. The conservative host and “rodeo clown” — his words — also has his own book imprint with Simon & Schuster, a news website called The Blaze, a live political comedy act and, of course, “The Glenn Beck Program,” syndicated by Premiere Radio.