simon cowell howard stern highest paid Simon Cowell, Howard Stern top list of highest paid TV personalities

Simon Cowell might be going through a bit of a personal crisis right now, but at least he’s doing well professionally. The reality star ranks at the top of Forbes‘ list of highest paid TV personalities, having made $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013. That places him in a tie with Howard Stern, who made the same amount.

Following behind in third place is Glenn Beck, who raked in $90 million between his subscription website The Blaze and his talk show hosting. Behind him is Oprah Winfrey, who made an estimated $77 million thanks to her OWN Network, Sirius radio network and magazine.

So who rounds out the top 10? Dr. Phil McGraw with $72 million, Rush Limbaugh with $66 million, Donald Trump with $63 million, Ryan Seacrest with $61 million, Ellen DeGeneres with $56 million and Judy Sheindlin (aka Judge Judy) with $47 million. Do any of these names surprise you?

Posted by:Terri Schwartz