Simon Cowell makes an annual salary of $95 million dollars. That’s a lot of money. I wonder if this dollar amount is the grand total of all his earnings—he’s got a number of television shows around the world—or if it’s just for The X Factor here in the USA. That show actually isn’t doing too well. Simon shouldn’t get paid big money for something that’s failing.
I don’t get upset about it, but I’m always amazed as to how much money these TV personalities make. Simon is the highest paid, but there are others in the money too. The Huffington Post recently gave a list of the highest paid.
Seeing Oprah on this is a given. Judge Judy? I already knew she made a lot of money, so I wasn’t surprised to see her there—but some of the other personalities on the list did surprise me.
Ryan Seacrest? $61 million? Hard to believe. Glenn Beck? $90 million? For such an asshole, he must be doing something right.
I don’t think Dr. Phil is an asshole, but I don’t think he’s worth $72 million a year either. On a side note, whenever I think of Dr. Phil, and I don’t think of him often, I always want to call him “Uncle Phil.” Yes, it would be nice to have a rich uncle.
Simon and those other TV personalities make millions a year while I’m trying to put together enough change to go buy a pack of cigarettes. You’re probably in the same boat. At least we’re not bitter. Well, maybe we are.
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