Ranked: The BBC's top earning men and women

Postado Julho 11, 2018

There were also no women featured in the band of earnings above £500,000 previous year.

Football front man Gary Lineker and Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans are way out in front, raking in approximately £1.75m and £1.66m respectively, with chat show host Graham Norton, DJ Steve Wright and news anchor Huw Edwards all earning well over £500,000 each for 2017-18.

Claudia Winkleman remains the BBC's top paid woman, earning £370,000-£379,999.

Despite the huge salaries enjoyed by the men - including the likes of Eddie Mair and Simon Mayo, who both earn in excess of £330,000, the BBC has argued that the list does not truly reflect the balance of payments.

The BBC first published a list of its highest earners in July 2017, after the government ordered the corporation to reveal the names and salaries of its on air-talent earning above £150,000 past year.

Two-thirds of the full list (66 percent) of on-air talent on more than £150,000 are men and 34 percent are women.

And there are other presenters whose earnings come from across the BBC and partly from sport.

The corporation has also published the detail of which programmes the stars have worked on, in the hopes this will "help ensure that more informed comparisons can be made", according to a BBC source.

The publication doesn't include shows made by external production companies.

The recent figures suggest the corporation has reduced its gender pay gap by almost a fifth. "The job is not done yet, but we are making good progress".

Speaking at a press conference, BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: "It's not a 60/40 gender pay gap, I'm saying that of the figures of men versus women, who are now paid over £150,000 a year, you've got 60% men and 40% women".

"I'm focusing on that because these things take time and to begin to change the dynamics of what people are paid takes time, it's important we focus on where we are now right here which is why 60/40 matters..."