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Talking Money With Katie And Hoda

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CBS’s Katie Couric and NBC’s Hoda Kotb were both in the house — or, more specifically, at Joan Rivers‘ penthouse — for a party this week to kick off the comedienne’s new TV Land Prime series, “How’d You Get So Rich?”. New York magazine asked Couric and Kotb that very question…and more:

How’d you get so rich? Couric: “Working hard and not giving up.”

Kotb: “I’m not rich. Have you seen my bank account? Please. Kathy Lee [Gifford], she’s rich.”

What is rich in New York? Couric: “That’s a really hard question. It’s funny, I was always taught that you really don’t discuss money, so I don’t really know an answer to that question.”

Kotb: “I guess you have to make over a million bucks. Maybe have a house and another house. I don’t! I rent. I still rent an apartment. That’s how I roll.”hoda_kotb.jpg

When did you know you’d made it? Couric: “I think when I became the deputy Pentagon correspondent. Tim Russert called me when I was in local news and asked me to come down to his office. That was a really big step for me.”

Kotb: “I thought I made it when I made 60 grand in New Orleans. I was like, ‘I can’t believe this is me!’ I mean, I was making $17,000 my first job…And then I went from 45…to 60 — it was like the Second Coming. I was done. Game over, I won.”

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