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Top Male Earner on TV Is Smart, Sarcastic and Spiteful, Is on a Reality Show and Made, Pretax, $75 Million from June 2008 to June 2009

Nov 11, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Forbes.com is reporting the top 10 men earners on primetime TV, based upon their pretax earnings from June 1, 2008 to June 1, 2009.

At the top of the list, with $75 million in earnings from all his entertainment venures, is the "American Idol" judge America loves to hate, Simon Cowell.

He is followed by Donald Trump, who Forbes says makes $50 million just from his entertainment-related ventures.

Then comes ‘Idol’ judge and DJ and all-around TV entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest at $38 million. In fourth place is Charlie Sheen ($21 million), closely followed by Steve Carell ($20 million).

The remainder of the top 10:

6. Howie Mandel ($15 million)

7. Kiefer Sutherland ($13 million)

8. Jeff Foxworthy ($11 million)

9. Hugh Laurie ($10 million)

10. David Caruso ($9 million)

–Chuck Ross

One Comment

  1. I wonder if the Dems will make a fuss over these “obscene” paychecks, eh??

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