Cowell, Stern highest paid personalities on US TV
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Simon Cowell, the acerbic judge on The X Factor talent show, tied for first place as the highest-paid personality on United States (US) television with America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern, Forbes.com said on Thursday.
Cowell, 53, jumped from third place last year, while Stern moved up from No. 2. Both earned an estimated US$95 million (S$120 million) for the year up to June 2013, putting them ahead of conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, at US$90 million.
Forbes.com described Cowell as a major behind-the-scenes mogul.
"The X Factor is now on in 41 countries and his Got Talent is the biggest-selling television franchise in the world," it said.