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Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television

Aug 10, 2013 14:09pm
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell has topped the Forbes list of being the highest paid celebrity on US television. According to Forbes magazine, Cowell earned $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013. And, most of his moolah came from 'The X Factor USA' and 'America%u2019s Got Talent'.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Talent show judge Howard Stern has also topped the list by earning $15 million a year from 'America's Got Talent', in addition to other radio and TV work.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Fox News host Glenn Beck makes it third on the list. According to Forbes, Glenn earned around $90 million in the year 2012-2013. He also has a website 'The Blaze' and his followers are more than happy to pay $100 per year to access it.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is fourth on the list after earning approximately $77 million in the past year.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Dr. Phil McGraw is next on the list. He is still one of the most popular TV show hosts on US television. And, he has also published a book 'Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World'. His total earnings in the past year are expected to be $72 million.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • The controversial talk show host Rush Limbaugh made it next on the list by earning $66 million in the past year.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to mint money through his show 'Apprentice' which is in its thirteenth season. Along with the show, he is also minting money through books and other products.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Ryan Seacrest is a busy host with his shows on NBC, ABC, E! Network. He made it to the list be earning $61 million in the past year.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Ellen DeGeneres is ninth on the list. Her popular talk show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', is in its 10th year and she will also reprise her role in 'Finding Nemo'.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Judy Sheindlin made it to the top ten by earning $ 47 million in the past year.
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  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television
  • Simon Cowell to Oprah Winfrey: 10 Highest paid personalities on US television