Simon Cowell Reaches Top Three on TV’s Rich List

Music mogul Simon Cowell is the third richest TV star in the world, trailing only Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld on a new Forbes list.

The talent-show guru earned a staggering $45 million between June 2006 and June 2007, propelling him towards the top of the high-earners chart–thanks to the success of American Idol and The X Factor.

Talk-show queen Winfrey leads the list by a mile–making an astonishing $260 million in the same period. Seinfeld banked an impressive $60 million, even though the sitcom bearing his name ended nine years ago.

The top 10 are as follows:

1. Oprah Winfrey–$260 million

2. Jerry Seinfeld–$60 million

3. Simon Cowell–$45 million

4. David Letterman–$40 million

5. Donald Trump–$32 million

6. Jay Leno–$32 million

7. Dr. Phil McGraw–$30 million

8. “Judge” Judy Sheindlin–$30 million

9. George Lopez–$26 million

10. Kiefer Sutherland–$22 million

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