Music mogul Simon Cowell
is the richest man on U.S. TV - he has earned a massive $75 million in the last year.
The American Idol
judge, who helped created the hugely popular singing contest, also fronts U.K. shows The X Factor
and Britain's Got Talent
, in addition to his role at record company Sony BMG.
magazine has now ranked him as the highest paid man on television, earning $75 million between June 2008 and June 2009.
Property tycoon Donald Trump
came second in the list, earning $50 million from The Apprentice
series, while American Idol host Ryan Seacrest
is third with $38 million from his various TV and radio ventures.
The top five is rounded out by Two And A Half Men
star Charlie Sheen
with $21 million and The Office
's Steve Carell
with $20 million.
star Kiefer Sutherland
, British actor Hugh Laurie
, and CSI: Miami
's David Caruso
also featured in the top ten.
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