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Simon Cowell and Howard Stern top Forbes' list of highest paid TV personalities

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Aug 08, 2013 | 6:07pm EDT

Simon Cowell and U.S. shock jock Howard Stern have tied for the top spot on Forbes Magazine's new list of the highest paid TV personalities in America. The record label boss and TV talent show mogul made $95 million (£63.3 million) between June, 2012 and June, 2013, making him the joint number one earner on Forbes' list along with Stern, who works on Cowell's popular series America's Got Talent. The pair's estimated earnings landed them tied in first place, ahead of conservative talk show host Glenn Beck with $90 million (£60 million), Oprah Winfrey with $77 million (£51.3 million), and her protege Dr. Phil McGraw with $72 million (£48 million). Donald Trump, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres all feature in the top 10.

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