February 17th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Lorne Michaels: The new king of late night

Tonight, Jimmy Fallon starts his gig as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

But it's the man behind the camera, executive producer Lorne Michaels who will be the new king of late night.


Because not only is he at the helm of the Tonight Show, but he's also the brains behind "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," which premiers next week and "30 Rock," which just finished its seventh season.

That brings us to the #NUMBER: $115,000.

That is how much NBC reportedly paid Michaels for his first late-night series, SNL in 1975.

Michaels is now estimated to be worth more than $350 million.

Jarett Wieselman the Senior Editor for BuzzFeed is OutFront.

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