Piers Morgan v Susanna Reid net worth: Who has the most money?

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Both Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have had successful careers in the media industries and continue to be in the spotlight – most notably as co-presenters on Good Morning Britain. How much money have they earned on the way to being two of the most familiar faces on British TV?

While Susanna, 50, is worth a whopping £7.2million, Piers, 55, is the richest of the two.

The TV personality and journalist has an impressive net worth of £14.5million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Born in 1965 in Surrey to an Irish father and an English mother, Piers’ family moved to East Sussex when he was a baby.

His father died when he was 11 months old and his mother later remarried a Welsh pub landlord, Glynne Pughe-Morgan, whose surname Piers took as his own.

He dropped the ‘Pughe’ when he started working as a journalist for The Sun. 

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Piers studied journalism at Harlow College in Essex before joining the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985 as a reporter covering South London news.

However, his big break in journalism came in 1988 when he began working as a freelance journalist for The Sun, later running the paper’s show business column, Bizarre, from 1990 to 1994.

In January 1994, at only 28 years-old, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch, becoming the youngest ever national newspaper editor in more than 50 years.

Despite being a Conservative supporter, he left the News of the World in 1995 to become editor of left-wing paper the Daily Mirror – a role he undertook for eight years and a half before he was sacked for publishing alleged fake photographs.

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During his years as editor for the Mirror, Piers was also carving out a career for himself as a larger-than-life TV personality.

From 2003 to 2004 he presented Tabloid Tales, a documentary series about the relationship that exists between the tabloid press and celebrities.

After the Mirror, in 2005 he gained co-ownership of Press Gazette, a British media trade magazine, in a deal worth £1million.

In 2006, he launched First News, a weekly newspaper aimed at children aged seven to 14, and at the same time he appeared as a judge on America’s Got Talent alongside Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff.

Piers continued to expand his television career, most notably becoming a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 and fronting his own chat show, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, in 2009.

He also appeared on the seventh series of The Celebrity Apprentice and won the show.

In 2011 he hosted Piers Morgan Live on American network CNN – replacing TV legend Larry King – but the show was axed in 2014 due to poor ratings.

Piers began co-hosting Good Morning Britain with Susanna in 2015.

Susanna had been fronting the show since its launch in 2014 and has since said of her co-presenter, in an interview with Radio Times: “You can’t help but go into battle with him every morning.”

Piers earns a huge £1million a year for Good Morning Britain, according to the Daily Mail.

His co-star, Susanna, receives an equal amount and has made her fortune by appearing on other TV programmes over the years, such as Tipping Point, Celebrity Gogglebox and Hollyoaks.

Susanna also took part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, becoming runner up at the end of the series.

Piers is married to his second wife, journalist Celia Walden, and the couple have a daughter together called Elise, who is nine years old.

This month, the pair have been criticised on social media for flying to Antigua in December and spending Christmas on the Caribbean island.

Piers defended himself on Twitter, saying: “The Govt said travel abroad from Tier 3 was allowed if people went straight to the airport.”

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