Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands has claimed he’s earning more than veteran broadcaster Alan Jones.
Mr Sandilands, who makes up half of KIIS FM radio’s Kyle & Jackie O show, said he was earning between $3 and $10 million each year.
Fellow radio host Ben Fordham appeared on the program, when the conversation descended into a dispute over who earned and rated highest.
Mr Sandilands then made the claim he was earning “more than Alan”.
“You earn more than Alan Jones?” Mr Fordham asked, before pressing for an exact figure. “Is it between $1 million and $2 million dollars?”
“Nope, way more than that,” Mr Sandilands said, before claiming his annual income was “between three and $10 million”.
That means he’s earning around $60,000 or more each week.
The 46-year-old then said that figure was “just the radio money” with a “s***load of other s**t dribbling in”.
Mr Sandilands is part-owner of Sydney-based coconut water company H2coco.
Viewers were split over whether Mr Sandilands deserved the massive pay slip.
“The most overpaid lump in Australia,” one protested on Facebook.
Another said the shock jock was “not worth 10 cents”.
But as the Kyle & Jackie O show is the most popular Sydney FM radio program, there were plenty of supporters out in force on social media.
“Kyle is the king of radio, not a boring talk back radio show. Instead it’s funny, upbeat and great to listen to!” one said.
If it is true Mr Sandilands earns more than Mr Jones, he may be earning much more than $3 million each year.
In 2014, Daily Telegraph reported Mr Jones had signed a 22-year deal with 2GB worth $4.5 million a year.
Hamish and Andy reportedly signed a handsome $4 million deal each with the 2DAY network in 2014. Kyle & Jackie O had left the 2DAY network a year earlier after asking for a rumoured $2 million each.
Meanwhile, 2GB’s Ray Hadley was reportedly earning $2.5 million a year in 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The darling of breakfast television, Karl Stefanovic, is believe to be on a $1.5 million salary at Nine Network’s TODAY.
Last week, Jackie O Henderson appeared to confirm rumours she was paid less than Mr Sandilands.
The co-hosts had been arguing live on-air about the wage gap, when Mr Sandilands said: “I’m sorry, I know you get equal money and everything, that’s fair enough.”
But Ms Henderson replied: “We don’t get equal money.”
The co-hosts last year negotiated their deals separately for the first time since their breakfast show began in 2005.
The contracts were rumoured to be worth at least $20 million each across five years.