How much does Gary Lineker earn at the BBC and what is his net worth?
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The presenter has been withdrawn from his usual duties (Picture: Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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Given Lineker is regarded as one of the finest strikers of his generation who has gone on to become the face of the BBC’s football output, it is therefore no surprise that Lineker is handsomely rewarded financially for his work.

But exactly how much does Lineker get paid per year at the ?

We take a look at the details surrounding his salary and how much he is worth.

How much does Gary Lineker get paid by the BBC?

Lineker earned £1.35 million for his work at the BBC in 2021/22, .

His salary makes him the highest paid name at the BBC and the only on-air talent to earn over £1 million annually at the corporation.

Lineker fronts football coverage for the BBC (Picture: Michael Regan – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Last year, the 62 year-old topped the list for the fifth consecutive year having first reached the top spot in the earnings table in 2017/18.

Back then, Lineker earnt £1.75m for his work with the BBC, but his of 23% in 2020.

The former striker said at the time it was the ‘right thing to do’ when he he was in the process of renegotiating his contract.

Along with presenting Match of the Day, Lineker also fronts the BBC’s coverage of the and BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Lineker is also the main BBC host at major football tournaments – just like he was at the in last year.

The Leicester-born star tops the list ahead of Radio 2 breakfast host who takes home around £980,000 a year.

Meanwhile, Lineker’s BBC Sport colleague is third on the list with a salary of £450,000.

Lineker has presented Match of the Day since 1999 when he took over from Des Lynam, who himself had been in the hot seat since 1988.

Lineker’s stint on the show makes him the longest-serving presenter in the show’s history.

What is Gary Lineker’s net worth?

Lineker has a net worth of around £30 million, .

The ex-England star, who scored 48 goals in 80 appearances for the Three Lions, had a 16 year career in the professional game with spells at Leicester, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham and Japanese side Nagoya Grampus.

Lineker began his media career in the late 1990s and has since gone on to present shows for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live NBC Sports Network and .

He was also a presenter at the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC and fronted BT Sport’s coverage of the Champions League between 2015 and 2021.

In May 2014, Lineker established his own production company Goalhanger Films.

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