Jackie O confesses she's 'embarrassed' by her massive salary

The Aussie star said it can be "scary" to earn a lot of money.

She's had a long and successful career in the Aussie entertainment industry, but radio host Jackie O Henderson has revealed she has felt "embarrassed" about reports of her wealth.

The Kyle & Jackie O co-host opened up in an interview with the Something To Talk About podcast about being wary not to "flaunt" her wealth, saying it's "scary" to be a self-made millionaire.

She also referenced the struggles of making so much money as a single woman.

“As a man, they’d absolutely be owning that, and as a female, when you’re single, it’s quite scary to earn a lot of money, because a lot of men can be intimidated by that," she said.

“And so your instinct is to downplay it for that reason.”

Jackie O pictured outside a Dior store
Jackie O has opened up about being "embarrassed" by her wealth. Photo: Instagram.com/jackieo_official


Jackie, 48, also said while she likes to have nice things, she gets embarrassed to talk about it.

“I do sometimes get embarrassed to talk about money. I hate showing off wealth. I want a nice bag, car and house, but I don’t want to flaunt it,” she said.

"But I shouldn’t be embarrassed about it, so I am trying to take more ownership of that."

The Aussie star and her co-host Kyle Sandilands signed a contract with ARN in 2019 that was rumoured to be worth $7-8 million per year, with their radio show signed until at least the end of 2024.

Jackie O pictured with daughter
Jackie O pictured with her daughter. Photo: Instagram.com/jackieo_official


Earlier this year, Jackie bought a $13.25 million waterfront property in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

Speaking of going to the auction herself, Jackie said it was an important day for her, achieving her lifelong dream of owning a beachfront property.

"I am a single mum now and it was nice to be able to show [my daughter] we can have financial independence,” she said.

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