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There’s no denying it—Chris Harrison may, in fact, have the greatest job in the world.  

The Bachelor and Bachelorette (plus BIP) wouldn’t be the successful shows they are today without Harrison, the host who’s been at the helm of the reality television franchise since it began back in 2002. 

With Peter Weber’s season winding down, it really had us wondering: What’s Chris Harrison’s net worth? After some deep diving, it looks like the 48-year-old is worth somewhere between $12 and $16 million. Read on for everything we know, including how much he makes per Bachelor episode. 

1. ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise

While the host has been working in television since his college days, there’s no doubt that his career really took off when he joined the dating franchise. And considering he’s been part of all things Bachelor for almost 20 years, it’s no surprise that that’s where the majority of his impressive fortune comes from. According to Yahoo! Finance, a TV Guide article from 2011 estimated Harrison's salary to be about $60,000 per episode. We’re serious. 

To take it even further, Refinery29 calculated that in 2017, Harrison hosted 13 episodes of The Bachelor, 11 episodes of The Bachelorette and 10 episodes of Bachelor In Paradise, making his salary for the year at least $2 million. 

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2. Other Hosting Gigs

But telling us “it’s the most dramatic season yet” isn’t the only way Harrison makes his money. He’s also co-hosted the Miss America Pageant a handful of times, and took over Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2015. Not to mention, he’s spent some time on other reality shows (gasp!), including Hollywood 411 and the HGTV throwback classic, Designer's Challenge.

3. And He’s a writer

Oh, and did we mention he’s also an author? Yup, the father of two published his romance novel, The Perfect Letterin 2016. How fitting. 

Well, there you have it. The man really gets paid the big bucks. 

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