Cowell Named Britain's Top Tv Earner

Subscribe to Simon Cowell alerts

Music mogul Simon Cowell is British TV's top earner after amassing a massive fortune of $34.2 million (GBP18 million) last year (04).

The 45-year-old's pay has set a record amongst celebrities in Britain, superseding his fellow x factor judge Sharon Osbourne's salary by $20.9 million (GBP7 million).

Frasier actor John Mahoney followed in second with an income of $33.44 million (GBP17.6 million) for his role as MARTIN CRANE in the American sitcom, which ended its 11-year run last year (04).

The Top Ten TV Earners in 2004 are:

1. SIMON COWELL - $34.2 million (GBP18 million) 2. JOHN MAHONEY - $33.4 million (GBP17.6 million) 3. ANNE ROBINSON - $19 million (GBP10 million) 4. JANE LEEVES - $14.9 million (GBP7.85 million) 5. THE OSBOURNES - $13.3 million (GBP7 million) 6. GRAHAM NORTON - $12.92 million (GBP6.8 million) 7. JERRY SPRINGER - $11.4 million (GBP6 million) 8. JAMIE OLIVER - $9.12 million (GBP4.8 million) 9. CHRIS TARRANT - $8.83 million (4.65 million)

10. PETER KAY - $8.55 million (GBP4.5 million).

02/01/2005 21:29


Tags: Simon Cowell - The X Factor - Sharon Osbourne - Frasier - John Mahoney

Subscribe to Simon Cowell alerts

More Simon Cowell

John Lydon Criticises Simon Cowell And Band Aid

Regardless of what you think of John Lydon, you could never accuse him of failing to speak his mind. On the receiving end of his...

Mark Ronson Rush Releases 'Uptown Funk' after Fleur East Performance

The release of Mark Ronson's new single Uptown Funk has been moved forward by five weeks after X-Factor contestant Fleur East performed a stunning rendition...

Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell to 'American Idol' Family

'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and...

Simon Cowell Claims US X Factor "Will Come Back Again" Despite Cancelation

Simon Cowell is undoubtedly a huge success and has transformed the music industry forever, but despite having a near-flawless career in several television and music...


Simon Cowell Reckons One Direction's Success Won't Be Repeated

As Britain’s premier pop music mogul, Simon Cowell isn’t one to mince his words. Ahead of the first live shows of the current eleventh series...

Despite Cowell's Return, 'Strictly' Topples X-Factor in Sunday Ratings

It is a battle that could have perhaps been avoided had either the BBC or ITV backed down and rescheduled, but Strictly Come Dancing and...

Leona Lewis Writes Open Letter To Fans Discussing Reasons Behind Her Exit From Simon Cowell’s Syco Label

Leona Lewis has posted a handwritten, open letter to her fans on Twitter, discussing her feelings of depression and the reasons behind her departure...

GRL Members and Simon Cowell Lead Tributes To Singer Simone Battle

Simone Battle’s G.RL. bandmates have paid tribute to the singer, writing that they will "carry her memory with us in everything we do,” on the...



Simon Cowell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Cowell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All