Simon Cowell Reaches Top Three on TV’s Rich List

Simon Cowell Reaches Top Three on TV’s Rich List

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell

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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by WENN

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