Skip to comments.Simon Cowell and Howard Stern Top Forbes' List of Highest-Paid TV Personalities
Posted on 08/08/2013 2:11:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Simon Cowell and Howard Stern apprently have more in common than just expressing how they truly feel about things.
According to Forbes, which just released its list of the highest-paid TV personalities, each of them pulled in the most money between June 2012 and June 2013.
In fact, Cowell and Stern tied for the top spot, both with estimated earnings of $95 million.
Not too far behind is another outspoken individual.
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, whose Internet program The Blaze has been a huge hit since it debuted in 2011, raked in an estimated $90 million to place third. Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey, who has topped this list in the past, fell to fourth place this time around with an estimated $77 million in earnings.
And speaking of Oprah, the man who got his start thanks to the media mogul, Dr. Phil, rounds out the top five with an estimated $72 million.
For the full list, go to Forbes.com.
Bad role models
I would pay NOT to have to see or hear Simon Cowell.
What a self-important joke.
RE: I would pay NOT to have to see or hear Simon Cowell.
People don’t necessarily pay to see HIM.
They do WATCH HIS SHOWS and the “stars” he discovers and promotes.
Limbaugh’s earnings are not accurate!
He makes close to ten million a month off of his own brands and promotions.
And some of those sponsors came back asking to be re-hired and Rush said no.
I don’t personally care for anyone who Simon, Howard, Howie, or any other hack thinks has talent. What talent do they have beside being loud and obnoxious?
This makes me question the existence of God.
The Bible says this kind of stuff would all happen before the end.
Righteous are You, O Lord, when I plead with You; yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?
Why do the wicked live and become old, yes, become mighty in power? Their descendants are established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Their bull breeds without failure; their cow calves without miscarriage. They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice to the sound of the flute. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. (Job 21:7-13)
“Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph?” (Psalm 94:3).
I’ve heard of Simon Cowell but don’t have the first clue what he does.Howard Stern....I’ve seen portions of a couple of interviews he’s *given* (60 Minutes,IIRC) and he struck me as being a *very* intelligent guy.I think he could probably make a *very* good living without resorting to the gutter stuff for which he’s famous.
It’s hard to believe they can charge advertisers enough to pay for the trash these people put out. Even Glenn is getting pretty far out there. But, at least, it’s not vulgar.
RE: Ive heard of Simon Cowell but dont have the first clue what he does
English entertainment executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality.
He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge and producer/creator of TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol.
He helped to discover and promote the careers of such artists as the Spice Girls, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, One Direction, etc.
“Ive heard of Simon Cowell but dont have the first clue what he does.”
He gets his friend’s wife pregnant.
Cowell makes babies with the wives of his friends apparently
Locals BEGGED for that road for 40 years --NOTHING. Oprah got it in a heartbeat.
ONLY SHE can drive on it --LET THE OTHERS EAT POI.
RE: Its hard to believe they can charge advertisers enough to pay for the trash these people put out.
One man’s trash is another man’s.... you know the rest...
Rush is not a TV personality.
I wasn’t arguing that he was.
>> “What talent do they have beside being loud and obnoxious?” <<
What was it Dorothy Parker said? Something like, “You can tell what God thinks of money. Just look who He gives it to.”
I thought I was just pointing out why he would not be on the list; which I couldn’t find. If he is on it, I’m sure his income from all sources would easily top the list.
He is also a very self-made millionaire. He worked hard for it. He definitely doesn’t have the best morals, but I thought he was great on American Idol. He pays more taxes than most of us on here.
Let me guess, it’s gonna get a branch of the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum?
Simon Cowell has always been a no class guy.
He constantly insulted excellent performers simply because he wanted something else to better fit his socially destructive agenda.