Who is Television’s Highest-Paid Personality?

Simon Cowell (Photo: Getty Images)


Forbes released its annual list of television’s highest paid TV personalities, with the top spot earning a cool $95 million.

This year actually saw a pair of “winners” as both Simon Cowell and Howard Stern hit the motherload and tied with with an estimated $95 million payday each between June 2012 and June 2013.

According to the report, most of Cowell’s money comes from his ownership of “The X Factor” which now runs in 41 different countries as well as the “Got Talent” franchise, which is the biggest-selling television franchise in the world.

Speaking of “America’s Got Talent,” Howard Stern makes a mint for his famed show on Sirius as well as the millions he makes on TV.

Here is the rest of television list of golden boys and girls…

Glenn Beck-$90 million
Oprah Winfrey-$77 million
Dr. Phil McGraw-$72 million
Rush Limbaugh-$66 million
Donald Trump-$63 million
Ryan Seacrest-$61 million
Ellen DeGeneres-$56 million
Judy Sheindlin-$47 million

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