Simon Cowell the richest man on Tv

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Simon Cowell is about to become a father for the first time and he should be able to take good care of his new son or daughter after he was named the richest man on Americantelevision according to Forbes Magazine.

Cowell and radio jock Howard Stern tied at the top of the list earning £61 million in the 12 months leading up to June 2013.

Cowell was a judge on American Idol until 2010 and is still a judge on X-Factor. It is his ownership in the Got Talent and X-Factor franchises which earn him most of his dough.

X-Factor airs in 41 countries while Got Talent is the biggest selling television franchise in the world.

Cowell also makes money from his Syco music label which is behind acts such as One Direction, Il Divo, and Leona Lewis.

Stern makes some of his earnings from hosting the Cowell-produced America’s Got TalentThe rest of the top ten includes commentator Glenn Beck who came in third with $90 million, Oprah Winfrey who drew in $77 million, Dr. Phil McGraw who came in fifth with $72 million, political commentator Rush Limbaugh who made $66 million, Donald Trump with $63 million, Idol host Ryan Sea crest with $61 million, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with $56 million and Judge Judy Sheindlin with $47 million.

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J-Lo returns to American Idol

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Jennifer Lopez is in talks to return as a judge on the popular FOX network show that displays some of the best of the USA’s rising singing talentAmerican Idol for the upcoming season.

Lopez has apparently reached an agreement to be a judge on the thirteenth season of the programme. She will judge alongside another returnee Australian country crooner Keith Urban, and host Ryan Seacrest on the Simon Cowell production.

A third slot is said to still be unfilled and no word yet on who will fill the position though it is being rumoured that the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will do the gig.

Other names being suggested are former Idol’s Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. Former judges Mariah Carey, Nicky MInaj, and Randy Jackson left the show after the last season.

Jackson will be returning next season but not as a judge though he has not yet stated his specific sole.  Lopez first became a judge on American Idol in 2010 and left in May 2012. The show’s ratings have been declining since Cowell left as a judge in 2010. Australia recently cancelled its version of the show.

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