Joy Behar and Meghan McCain: How Much Are ‘The View’ Hosts Worth?

'The View' hosts Joy Behar,Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain

Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain | ‘The View’ via YouTube

Tempers flaring between the ladies of The View is nothing new. The ABC daytime talk show has its name for a reason and the hosts are supposed to discuss a variety of current topics and many times have opposing viewpoints on those. However, during a tribute to someone who recently died shouldn’t be where the cat claws come out. But that’s exactly what happened on Dec. 3, 2018, when the show did a segment remembering President George H.W. Bush who passed away a few days earlier.

While speaking about the 41st President of the United States, longtime co-host Joy Behar brought up Bush’s stance on the environment before bringing up President Trump saying, “This president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did. And if I ever become a one-issue voter, it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect…”

She was then interrupted by fellow co-host Meghan McCain, who said she wanted to “focus on the president” they were supposed to be remembering rather than the one in the White House now.

After just a bit of back and forth, host Whoopi Goldberg announced that they were going to commercial break apparently before things got too heated. You can watch their fiery exchange below.

Of course, whenever the ladies are in the news questions come up about more than what topics they were disagreeing over. One of those questions is about their net worth, so we’re breaking down just how much money Joy Behar and Meghan McCain each have.

Joy Behar’s Net Worth

Joy Behar

Joy Behar | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Behar is a comedian, writer, and actress. She was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto on October 7, 1942, in New York City. She got her MA in English education from Stony Brook University and briefly worked as a teacher before making the switch to show business.

Behar began doing comedy in the ’80s and eventually got her own One Night Stand special on HBO. She later booked appearances on several talk shows including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tony Danza Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. At the same time, she was working as a radio host for WABC.

In 1997, Behar became one of the panel members on The View. She had originally only appeared on Barbara Walters’ days off but producers and audiences liked what they saw from her and she was offered a permanent spot. She has also been in a number of films and authored five books.

Today, her net worth is at $12 million.

Meghan McCain’s Net Worth

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain | Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Meghan McCain is a columnist, author, blogger, and former MSN and Fox News contributor. She was born on Oct. 23, 1984, and is the daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain and his widow, Cindy.

McCain received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia University. She first garnered national attention in 2007 for her blog, McCain Blogette, in which she documented life on the campaign trail and wrote about everything from fashion to music. She later worked as a contributor for MSN and Fox. She became a regular on the latter network in 2016 but left Fox in 2017 and was named co-host of The View shortly after that.

Today, McCain has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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