Ed Driscoll

Matt Lauer's Life in the One Percent

Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

Newsbusters, February 6th.

  • “Sources connected to NBC tell TMZ … Lauer was done with Today and wanted out — but the word at the network is he will now re-sign if NBC ponies up way more than the $17 mil he’s currently making, “TMZ reported yesterday. “We’re told negotiations are now ongoing — but if NBC agrees … Lauer could score as much as $30 MILLION a year.”

Related: “Multimillionaire Chris Matthews: Is Mitt Romney ‘Just Too Damn Rich?'”  Matthews’ fortune is estimated at “$16 million with an annual salary of $5 million.”