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Matt Lauer Doesn't Want To Leave Today…He Just Wants More Money!

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Not so fast!

Although reports circulated that Matt Lauer was interested in leaving The Today SHow, sources close to the anchor have revealed the announcement was only a move to secure himself a pretty hefty raise - to $25 million a year!

Not a bad negotiation tactic - he waited right until Meredith Veira said she was calling it quits!

Right now he makes a pretty comfortable $17 mill, but we imagine if he continues playing his cards right he can get it bumped up!

What do U think?? Should Matt get a raise??

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33 comments to “Matt Lauer Doesn't Want To Leave Today…He Just Wants More Money!”

  1. 1

    When did Meredith announce she was quitting? Pure speculation I think.
    If they replace anyone with that stupid bitch Ann Curry I will stop watching.

  2. rcs says – reply to this


    I am absolutely shocked to read a retraction on this site!

  3. 3

    Mhmm what makes Matt so dam special to even get 17 million?

  4. 4

    Good for Matt. He's hardly the first person in the world to tell his boss that he'd like a pay raise, and that he may not stay if he doesn't get one. Most people have done this at some point in their careers & it doesn't matter if you make minimum wage or millions - the theory is the same.

  5. 5

    17 million a year?? You got to be kidding me that he makes that much money for practically doing nothing!!! Fireman and Cops, Military get paid shit but MATT LAUER sits on t.v. and interviews people for 17 million a year??? What kind of world do we live in? Insanity!!!!!

  6. 6

    Just another greedy Jew. He's not worth it. I hope they dump his ass.

  7. 7

    He's hugely overpaid as it is. Asking questions of a couple of people a day and sitting on your ass while doing it does not warrant 17 million a year, let alone 25 Million. Inflated ego. There are a lot of other talented people who would happily do that job for a LOT less.

  8. 8

    the american tv male is the only species on the planet who can demand more money for being nothing more than a talentless aging bald prick

  9. 9

    Why can't he just drop off the face of the earth with his bundle of millions up millions and leave the rest of us alone. This guy is a schmuck of the worst kind. Just disappear already.

  10. Eilee says – reply to this


    Ridiculous! He should not
    besides he is horrible anchor!

  11. 11

    They paid scumbag Sheen $2mil per week why not pay this news reader a bit more. The industry is F-up look at all the money they are throwing around. Time for the Government to tax the industry much more

  12. 12

    Oh, please get them Off the air already! Is what I say every morning that I have it turned on in my house, out of habit, while I get ready, and when they really get on my nerves I run across the room and change the channel because I realize I'm supporting those ratings. Loved when Willy Geist was on though How Refreshing. What, do we have to watch these people everyday until they hit the grave. This is TV people!

  13. sanaa says – reply to this


    wow that's so much money! and to make that every year for like 20+ years!

  14. 14

    The show has been around since dirt. It survived without him before and will survive after he goes. Hes just not worth that type of money. Let some new talent emerge. Theres no reason to keep Matt around like some fixture. He's not that good..

  15. 15

    This greedy motherfucker and eat shit. Perhaps he can do more "hard hitting' interviews with Dina. Fucking asshole.

  16. 16

    I think at 17 million, he is CLEARLY OVERPAID!!! It's a news show!! He reads the news and interviews people. Why pay so much money just to get up early in the AM?

  17. 17

    We're in a recession…he earns 17 million a year…and he wants 25 million a year…I don't care if he is a freaking news commentator, I think that is way too much.

  18. 18

    Nobody watches these lame morning shows anymore, except senior citizens.

  19. 19

    Matt's a dinosaur. The show needs an infusion of youth.
    I say kick Matt to the curb, he's too greedy and so yesterday.

  20. 20

    I am sorry these TV people get far too much money for what they do. 17 mill a year now, not worth it. Dump him get some young blood on the show. He should come work with me for a month.

  21. 21

    You want the money, then show us that you are worth it. If it was up to me I would open the door and say to you Mr Lauer, have a god day.

  22. 22

    That show pulls in 500 million a year, the most $$ brought from any show on the network. Of course the host should get a bigger chunk of the pie. if the show's ratings sucked, he would be out on the curb. He keeps the show going. Sure others could do it too, but why change a good thing…? Keep it rolling, everyone gets a raise… starting from the TOP.

  23. 23

    OMG He makes $17 million a year and I make less than $17,000 a year, yet I'm pretty sure my job sucks a lot more than his. Now he wants an additional $8 million?! I used to watch this show but give me a break. He does not deserve anything close to $25 million a year. And as someone else said, there are lots of people who would happily take his job for a lot less. They should fire him for being so greedy.

  24. 24

    Get rid of all of them, and hire some young college graduates. Time to start over with some fresh faces, not balding wrinkled prunes with obscene salaries!

  25. 25

    Him and his balding head should be thankful that he (still) has such a well paying job! Esp. at a time when a lot of us are struggling just to pay the bills and put gas in our car!

  26. 26

    Yes Matt.. our country cant pay down our debt and pay for public education but you want more money to sit on a chair and talk.. stop the madness people.

  27. 27

    What a selfish bastard. Not only does he not deserve the 17 mil he already gets, he sure as hell doesn't deserve 25 mil! For what? For being a news reporter? Anyone can do that. I say NBC kicks him out and replaces him with a fresh face.
    That's what's wrong with America. Too many selfish, money hungry assholes.

  28. 28

    I turn the channel when I see this arrogant prick on the TV. How in the world does he command a salary of $17 million let alone $25 million??

  29. 29

    Matt has been with the show for what seems forever and he is good at what he does, but 25 Million? I don't think anyone deserves 25 Million to be a news anchor or a baseball player, basketballer or anything. This country needs to get priorities in check….

  30. 30

    He must be a republican, cause he wantes more moneyt. .. dumb ass liberals. You crack me up. If this was a republican wanting more money than you would of called him greedy, racists and someone who doesnt care about poor people. BUt since it is one of your own ..well its okay form him to enjoy the capitialistic society that makes Americna great, and get more money THAT HE WORKED HARD FOR AND DESERVES!!!!

  31. 31

    Mistresses are expensive. And he has a lot of them.

  32. 32

    Unless he wants to make all that extra money so he can donate more to charity, he's a pompous ass. There is no reason for a person who does what he does to complain about the money they make. A lot of us out here would be satisfied to make $28,000 a year. Fuck you, Lauer. I thought better of you.

  33. 33

    Matt, you get to travel the world for free, you get a front row ticket to every major event and get to meet every celebrity on the show…and you want a raise? Eff off!!!