Jenna Bush Hager is back as beloved co-host of Today's fourth hour. The First Daughter is also back to making millions (yep, millions). She's well on her way to making a massive salary on Today, but that's far from her only gig. Jenna is also a New York Times best-selling author. Here's how the mom of three rakes in the cash:
Jenna started as a teacher's aide.
Her career began with a gig as a teacher's aide at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. She took a leave of absence in 2006 for an internship with UNICEF’s Educational Policy Department in Latin America, according to her Harper Collins bio.
In 2009, Jenna started at Today as a correspondent, contributing once a month. She worked her way up to her current co-hosting role next to Hoda Kotb.
Jenna is a New York Times best-selling author.
Inspired by her travels in Latin America as a UNICEF intern, Jenna penned Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope. The book is based on the life of a teenage single mother with HIV who struggles to protect her child and overcome abuse and neglect from her past.
Jenna also teamed up with her mom, Laura Bush, to co-write children’s books. The mother-daughter duo wrote Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It!
Jenna and her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, also shared stories from their childhood in Texas and the White House in the #1 New York Times bestseller, Sisters First. The book has been such a success, Jenna and Barbara embarked on a 10-stop tour around the country.
Jenna was editor-at-large at Southern Living magazine.
Jenna wrote and appeared in videos for the publication. However, her salary was not publicized.
Jenna and Henry own a Long Island "cottage."
Jenna owns a four-bedroom "cottage" on Long Island. After five or six summers renting in Long Island's North Shore, Jenna and her husband purchased a different home for their family of five earlier this year, per Veranda. The home reminds her of Texas, and they overhauled the kitchen and decked it out.
Jenna makes millions on Today (probably).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jenna's fourth hour co-hosting job pays a $4 million salary. (Jenna took over for Kathie Lee Gifford on April 8, 2019.) NBC sources say Kotb landed a $7 million-a-year deal—the same as co-host Savannah Guthrie. A Today rep, however, told PageSix that the organization doesn’t comment on talent contracts.
That all adds up to a combined net worth of $10 million with Jenna's husband Henry Hager, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That impressive number is two times her sister Barbara's net worth, which is $5 million per Celebrity Net Worth.
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