The 10 Richest Television Producers

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When someone thinks about the richest people in Hollywood, the first person to come to mind is usually someone who is in front of the camera. But what about the people who produce your favorite television shows? TV producers make pretty good money too. Take a look at 10 of the richest TV producers. Some like J. J. Abrams, Sonda Rhimes, and Ryan Murphy have made names for themselves, but do not currently make as much as the producers on this list. Maybe next year, right? 

10. Seth MacFarlane, $150 million

MacFarlane is the king of animation.  He has produced Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show which was cancelled last year.  MacFarlane was the executive producer of the horrible comedy Dadsthat only survived 18 episodes.  MacFarlane is also the producer of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey and the forthcoming TV Animated Movie Bordertown starring the voice talents of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Alex Borstein.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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