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How Sunny Hostin Achieved a Net Worth of $3 Million

Sunny Hostin

Anyone who has a tendency to watch daytime talk shows probably knows who Sunny Hostin is. Truth be told, you might be intimately familiar with her work if you’ve watched various news shows over the last several years, especially if they pertain to some type of legal issue. It's interesting to note that she was a very successful lawyer in her own right long before she ever started appearing on television.

As a matter of fact, she is still a practicing attorney. These days, you can find her on the daytime talk show “The View.” The question is, how has she achieved a net worth of $3 million? When you really stop and think about the field that she works in and the amount of work she's done over the course of the last several years, it's not all that surprising.

Her Work as a Lawyer

While she is currently referred to as a television personality on a regular basis, there is so much more to her professional career that it would be remiss to think that this is the only way that she makes her money. As a matter of fact, she is also an attorney, as mentioned previously. Furthermore, she has worked a number of jobs as a social commentator and she routinely writes columns for various entities.

Last but not least, she is a bona fide journalist. When you put all of these things together, it's much easier to understand how she could amass a net worth of $3 million. At 53 years of age, she has been working in her chosen field for quite some time, although she still obviously loves her work and has a great deal more to accomplish. In order to gain a better understanding of how she has achieved this net worth, it's imperative that we break it down and see exactly what type of career path she has decided to take in order to get where she is today.

The Start of a Promising Career

Hostin was born in 1968. It didn't take her long to decide that she wanted to be an attorney. Therefore, upon her high school graduation she decided to attend Binghamton University. After that, it was on to Notre Dame Law School. Over the years, she worked for various law firms and eventually, she gained enough notoriety as an attorney that she was offered a job by the United States Department of Justice, in their Antitrust Division. Eventually, she worked her way up the ladder and became an assistant attorney within the department.

In 2007, she started as a legal analyst for a television program called “Headline News” on CNN. Around the same time, she also worked on another CNN program called “American Morning.” She could regularly be found co-hosting the show from 2007 until 2011. After that, she went on to co-anchor “ABC World News Now.” The entire time that she was hosting and co-hosting all of these television programs, she was still working as an active attorney as well as writing her own columns for various journalism outlets, specializing in the legal field.

“The View”

It was 2014 when she was asked to come on the show as a guest panelist. She ended up appearing on the show two separate times in the same year. She definitely made an impression on the people there because just two years later, in 2016, she was asked to return as a full-time co-host. These days, she can be found sounding off about things of a legal nature and other matters as well, making her contributions heard on one of the most popular daytime talk shows that has existed throughout the course of the last several decades.

Even though she's only been there for a relatively short amount of time (compared to many of her co-hosts), she reportedly makes a salary of $1.6 million per year. Obviously, this adds up quite quickly. As such, it contributes significantly to her overall net worth.

Other Notable Endeavors

Hostin is also a published author, having written a successful memoir called “I am These Truths.” Regarded as a skilled writer, she's also published a series of fictional works such as “Summer in Sag Harbor” and “Summer on the Bluffs.” Obviously, this work also contributes to her net worth. To date, the books have been quite successful and she still continues to sell more copies. She claims that she also plans to continue writing more, both fiction and nonfiction. As a result, there is every reason to believe that she will continue to contribute to her net worth as a successful author.

It's also important to mention that she and her husband share a home together. This contributes to her net worth because it's worth a significant amount of money. Although it's not on the market and the exact amount of equity in the home has not been disclosed, one would assume that it's worth at least $1.3 million. That being said, she's managed to do quite well for herself without this coming into play and there is little doubt that she will continue to do so.

The End

If she chooses to remain on “The View” for the next several years, she can contribute to her overall net worth, even if that's the only thing she does. Knowing her, it will be far from the only thing she's involved in. She's always far preferred to stay busy as opposed to having loads of free time and she says that she plans to continue writing as well as co-anchoring certain news programs, all while continuing her work as an attorney. At that rate, she could double or even triple her net worth in a matter of a few years. It also makes sense to assume that if she chooses to stay on “The View,” her salary will increase exponentially as she gains more experience with the show. This will also increase her net worth within the next several years.

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Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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