Who Is The Highest Paid TV Personality?
Forbes is once again doing the math to let us know which celebrities are way overpaid. They’ve put together a list of the Highest-Paid TV Personalities.
Thanks in part to his ownership stakes in the “X Factor” (which now airs in 41 different countries) and “America’s Got Talent,” which is the biggest-selling television franchise in the world, Simon Cowell earned $95 million in 12 months. Quick, do the math. That’s almost $8 million a MONTH!
Tied at #1 with Simon is “America’s Got Talent” judge and satellite radio host, Howard Stern. Between his duties on “Talent” and his radio show, he also banked $95 million in 12 months.
The third highest paid TV personality is talk show host, Glenn Beck. Beck took his act to the Internet in 2011 with a subscription website devoted to content from Beck and his fellow thinkers. His followers pay $100 per year for access to the site.
Here’s the rest of the top 10:
4. Oprah Winfrey – $77 million
5. Dr. Phil McGraw – $72 million
6. Rush Limbaugh – $66 million
7. Donald Trump – $63 million
8. Ryan Seacrest – $61 million
9. Ellen DeGeneres – $56 million
10. Judy Sheindlin – $47 million