Jesse Palmer: Inside 'The Bachelor' Season 26 host's run on show and his net worth
All set to be Season 26's host, Jesse Palmer has a few 'firsts' to his name, such as being the first pro-athlete to have been 'The Bachelor'
For Clayton Echard, love is the name of the game on Season 26 of 'The Bachelor'. Although Michelle Young claimed that he wasn't the one for her, 31 women think otherwise, as they are all set to win Clayton over and prove that they are the women of his dreams.
Being in a position where all these women are fighting for your love and attention can't be easy. With plenty of drama and emotional moments, it always helps to have someone in your corner. For Michelle, hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe, had her back. This season, Clayton has the support of new 'The Bachelor' host Jesse Palmer. And while this may be the first time Palmer is hosting a season, he is no stranger to 'The Bachelor' nation!
Who is Jesse Palmer?
A former quarterback in the National Football League back in the 2000s, Palmer is now a television personality, sports commentator and actor. He was also the fifth Bachelor back in 2004 and will now be making his return to the franchise as the host for Season 26. As per his ABC bio, Palmer spoke about his journey coming full circle, from being 'The Bachelor' to the host, "For more than 20 years, 'The Bachelor' has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own," he said. "Falling in love is one of life's greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey."
A look at his run on the show
Palmer has been on his own quest to find love, seeing that he was on Season 4 of the show. He was the first professional athlete and the first non-American Bachelor as well. Jessica Bowlin won his season, and while the two were a couple for a while, they broke up after a few months.
His net worth
As reported by Celebrity Networth, Palmer's net worth is currently $8 million. Apart from his athletic career, he had a long broadcasting career with Fox. As reported by Cosmopolitan, being the host of 'The Bachelor' will certainly see a spike in his income. As reported, former host Chris Harrison made $8 million per year hosting all three shows within the franchise, making roughly $2.6 million per show. For now, Palmer is only hosting Season 26 of 'The Bachelor'. There is no information on the hosts of 'Bachelor in Paradise' or 'The Bachelorette' just yet. It's unlikely that he would be earning the $2.6 million that Harrison was, and it is more likely that he might be earning under $1 million for this season.
Season 26 of 'The Bachelor' premieres on January 3, 2022, at 8/7c.