Cowell Is The Richest Man On Tv
Music mogul SIMON COWELL is the richest man on U.S. TV - he has earned a massive $75 million (£46.9 million) in the last year.
The American Idol judge, who helped created the hugely popular singing contest, also fronts U.K. shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, in addition to his role at record company Sony BMG.
U.S. magazine Forbes has now ranked him as the highest paid man on television, earning $75 million (£46.9 million) between June 2008 and June 2009.
Property tycoon Donald Trump came second in the list, earning $50 million (£31.25 million) from The Apprentice series, while American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is third with $38 million (£23.75 million) from his various TV and radio ventures.
The top five is rounded out by Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen with $21 million (£13.1 million) and The Office's Steve Carell with $20 million (£12.5 million).
24 star Kiefer Sutherland, British actor Hugh Laurie, and CSI: Miami's David Caruso also featured in the top ten.