Betty on the News: Simon Cowell is the Richest Man on TV. Guess Who is Number 2?
Simon Cowell and Donald Trump are the best paid men in primetime TV, says Forbes.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
After releasing their list of the richest women in primetime TV, Forbes is back at it again, this time, spotlighting the wealthiest money-making men.
Simon Cowell takes the top spot with $75 million-a-year; however, the real surprise is second place earner, Donald Trump, who raked in $50 million last year from The Apprentice, a show that he not only hosts but owns.
Since Trump and producer Mark Burnett are the sole owners of the business reality franchise, they each take home millions in product placement revenue the show generates each season.
Others who made the top five are Ryan Seacrest, Charlie Sheen, and Steve Carrell. (NY Post)