The Briton and the shock-jock were placed at joint top in Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities'
What do Simon Cowell and Howard Stern both have in common? They're both dirty, stinking rich; that's what and according to the latest figures, they're both about $95 million richer than they were this time last year. According to Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities,' Cowell and Stern are joint top of this year's list, earning $5 million short of $100,000,000 in the space of the last twelve months.
Cowell has made million through his countless business ventures
Described as a "major behind-the-scenes mogul," Simon has seen his value go up even further in the past year through his job as producer; earning mega bucks from his work on The X Factor and the various ...Got Talent series that are aired across the globe. Up to 41 different countries now have their own version of The X Factor, whilst the various ...Got Talent offshoots have made him head of the biggest-selling television franchise in the world. And lets not forget the music either, as the One Direction manager has made a tidy sum through the artists signed to his SyCo label.
Morton Downey Jr. was unequivocally the most controversial talk show host of the 80s with his heated, high intensity and often violent show 'The Morton Downey Jr. Show' which had an air of Jerry Springer about it with the guests sometimes getting into altercations over issues that were amplified by Morton's loud shrieking, insults, his in-your-face attitude and his audience's giddy mob mentality. He really was the pioneer of 'Trash Television' before the likes of reality TV as we know it hit the networks with the constant stream of 'Jersey Shore' and 'The Hills' style shows that viewers everywhere devoured daily. It was a short lived by shocking show that captivated audiences and certainly left its mark on TV culture today.
If the state of Glenn Beck's rented SUV was an omen for the prospect of his daughter's marriage then it looks like it's going to go downhill - fast. The radio show host was in Finger Lakes, New York for the nuptials of his daughter's wedding, but pride and joy turned to horror after dodgy park job - he'd parked it up too close to the edge of a hill - meant that his rented automobile was soon slip-sliding away from him.
"So my rental car got totaled this weekend...at my daughter's wedding," Beck initially confirmed on Twitter, according to the New York Daily News. He then told his radio listeners on Tuesday (October 9, 2012) to that he had got out of the car and was hugging one of his daughters when he heard his wife, Tania, screaming. "I see my wife dressed in her evening gown from the wedding, and she's holding on to the door handle of the car as the car is starting to slide down the hill, and I just said 'Let it go honey,'" said Beck.
"I watched my car roll down the hill, literally roll" he added, no doubt now looking down the barrel of a hefty hire fee, before surmising "It was like an action movie."