The Highest-Paid TV Personalities of 2013 Revealed

Matt Dekneef

Forbes magazine, the authority on all things SO MUCH MONEY, you’re brain couldn’t possibly fathom it all, has compiled its list of highest-paid TV personalities for your casual perusal.

There weren’t any real surprises among those included, aside from the fact that the number one spot was a tie.

Simon Cowell and Howard Stern both received the top honors; they each earned an estimated $95 million in the span of a year (June 2012 through June 2013).

Following close behind is Glenn Beck, the conservative talk show host, who made about $90 million.

Oprah Winfrey took the biggest hit this year, falling into fourth place, but whatever, she still made a cool $77 million.

Here’s the full top 10 list:

1. Simon Cowell – $95 million


1. Howard Stern – $95 million

3. Glenn Beck – $90 million

4. Oprah Winfrey – $77 million

5. Dr. Phil – $72 million

6. Rush Limbaugh – $66 million

7. Donald Trump – $63 million

8. Ryan Seacrest – $61 million

9. Ellen DeGeneres – $56 million

10. Judge Judy – $47 million

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