Monday, August 12, 2013

Simon Cowell named highest paid TV personality in America

Simon Cowell and Howard Stern are the
highest-paid TV personalities in America,
earning $95 million between June 2012 and June
2013.


The 'X Factor' supremo and the 'America's
Got Talent' judge each earned an estimated
$95 million between June 2012 and June 2013,
making them the highest earners, according to
Forbes.

Glenn Beck's subscription website,
highlighting his right-wing views, helped him to
earn $90 million putting him in third place,
ahead of Oprah Winfrey, who pulled in $77
million for the same year.
Oprah's protege Phil McGraw completed the
top five, making $72 million in the same time
period.
Rush Limbaugh ($66 million), Donald Trump
($63 million), Ryan Seacrest ($61 million),
Ellen DeGeneres ($56 million) and Judy
Sheindlin ($47 million) also made the top 10.


Although Oprah dropped to fourth on the list this
year, the 'Butler' actress recently topped
Forbes magazine's most powerful celebrities
list.


The billionaire TV star reclaimed the number
one spot on the financial magazine's annual
ranking of Hollywood stars, with the publication
crediting her $77 million earnings as well as her
prominence on TV, on social media and in the
press.


Forbes writer Dorothy Pomerantz said: 'She
still wields an enormous amount of power,
which is really what we look for in our fame
matrix. She is taking this cable network and
turning it around just through the sheer force of
her will, her connections and her ability.'

The 59-year-old star – who has topped the list
on four previous occasions – is one of three
celebrities who have featured on the prestigious
list every year since its inception in 1999, along
with radio DJ Howard Stern and director
Steven Spielberg.
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