Sunday, July 29, 2007

Highest Paid Television Stars - Don't you wanna know how much they earn?

It's no surprise that Oprah Winfrey tops the list making $260 million dollars a year just with the daytime talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show"! Next is the cruel "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, is he really worth that much ($45 million)??

Top Five Highest Paid (per year)
Oprah Winfrey ("The Oprah Winfrey Show"): $260 million
Simon Cowell ("American Idol"): $45 million
Judge Sheindlin ("Judge Judy"): $30 million
Katie Couric ("CBS Evening News Anchor"): $15 million
Zach Braff ("Scrubs"): $6.3 million

The Network Prime Time (per episode)
William Petersen ("CSI"): $500,000
Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"): $350,000
Chris Meloni ("Law & Order: SVU"): $350,000
Hugh Laurie ("House"): $300,000
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("New Adventures of Old Christine"): $225,000
Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy"): $200,000
Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"): $200,000

Daytime (per year)
Ellen DeGeneres: $5 million
Jerry Springer: $3 million - 4 million
Tyra Banks: $3.5 million

News Anchors (per year)
Katie Couric ("CBS Evening News" anchor): $15 million
Matt Lauer (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $12 million
Meredith Vieira (NBC "Today" co-anchor): $10 million

Source: Yahoo News
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31 confessions:

David Jones said...

Wow, the guy from scrubs is in the top 5? I wouldn't have guessed.

confessing7girl said...

@david jones: hi thanks for visiting me !! yeah i was surprised with Zach on that list too!! well he does a good job... but u would expect a more high profile actor for the 5th highest paid on TV!!

lisa q. said...

aw geez! i am soooooooooo in the wrong line of work! hehe! :D

kaylee said...

I agree with loisa hehe anyways! somee of those are a surprise too me and oprah makes 250 million? wtf? that doesnt seem fair!!!!!!!!!!!

KAYLEE said...

Lisa jeez you would think i could spell right with the name in front of me:)

confessing7girl said...

@lisa: oh yes we r girl!! imagine making that much money in a single episode!! im not even going there on oprah's earnings!! :)

@kaylee: hehe kaylee cant spell :P no girl oprah makes $260 million im sure she wont mind a $10million difference, must be like peanut money for her!! :D for me it seems pretty fair for the most powerful person in the US and the one who inspires millions all over the world!!

Gerri said...

now Oprah makes too much money!!
nice thing about her is that she seems to give a lot of it to people in need.

KAYLEE said...

oh i guess i cant read right either.its been a long day:) yeah but i hate her:D

KAYLEE said...

"is that she seems to give a lot of it to people in need"

i am glad she sure could afford it!

KAYLEE said...

heck i die for a million let alone $260!

confessing7girl said...

@gerri: hii and welcome!! true she shares a lot of what she is earning with her angel network and the new school for girls in South Africa!! She didnt hv to but she is giving back!!

@kaylee:yeah girl she is sharing some love... ahh 260 million i dont even wanna think about the amount of zeros in that paycheck!!

Dani said...

Wow! Oprah is a way ahead from other... amazing.. how come she get so much money? I don't watch Oprah.. but I watch American Idol.. anyone care to explain

SJ said...

I am with Kaylee don't see why Oprah makes so much... she is inspiring coz she is famous not the other way around.

SJ said...

And the only reason I watch American Idol is Simon Cowell. He isn't cruel he is honest and helps a lot of people by making sure they don't waste their lives trying to become bad singers.

Drama Div@ said...

how i wish....

freaky mind said...

cool blog like your layout did you design it yourself? check out mine its only a month old

LeRoy Dissing said...

So when can we expect your name to go on the list? :)

zewt said...

i just dont understand how come oprah can earn so much... just cant get it.

curryegg said...

Honestly.. oprah winfrey deserve it since she's really good.. And have you heard about her story? Her history... I really admire her.. ;D

confessing7girl said...

@dani: hii dani!! well she doesnt make only a talk show... she has an entire network... she has magazines and so on...

@SJ:i know what u r trying to say... but do u know someone globally inspired that isnt famous one way or the other??!!! i guess u hv to learn where Oprah is coming from... and she works hard to make that kind of money! of course she was lucky to get where she is now but she looked for it! more she gives back, shes the queen of charity!! on the other hand i cant understand why Simon would earn that much... before american idol i didnt even know who the hell he was... and he was made a overnight star!! i think he is overrated!!

@drama div@: i know girl me too!!!

@freaky mind: hii and welcome to the blogworld!! no i didnt design my blog the template is from Blogcrowds and the header is from the fantastic designer Lemonade!! u can find the sources at the bottom right !! good luck!!

@leroy: ahh i wish i could be on that list ... maybe in some years...

@zewt: i guess the easiest explanation is that she is Oprah and she does a talk show watched all over the world!!

@curryegg: agreed girl, she made it through some really hard times!

Taylor_Blue said...

I can't believe Ellen only makes $5 million a year...that's pretty low for all her success!

kaylee said...

I agree with taylor tooo hehe

confessing7girl said...

@taylor: true i would hv thought she would make a little more money but she is still in the highest paid list on TV

Random Magus said...

I'm really surprised about Zach Braff... fun post!

Christy said...

Wow...per episode??? When I first read the amounts I thought it was yearly, lol. I think I'm in the wrong business, is it too late for me to start an acting career? LoL.

LeRoy Dissing said...

Well when ou finally make the list, I hope you will remember all of us here - your current biggest fans! - and at least visit you someday :)

Rajeev said...

im not surprised one bit bout oprah winfrey. but im shocked to see zach braff make it to the top 5!

peace & love
Jeevy

confessing7girl said...

@random magus: he is the biggest outsider there!! he is on the top 5!! wow

@christy:oh girl its never too late... but the biggest problem is how to get there!!

@leroy: of course i will remember all my readers!!! :D love u all!!! :D

@rajeev: i still cant believe he makes more than the CSI guy or dr house!! not fair!! :D

Mariuca said...

Oprah is amazing, she deserves the number 1 spot! :)

confessing7girl said...

@mariuca: yay girl!! she does!! :D love her show too!!

T.C. said...

Half a million each episode? Damn. You never really hear a lot about those guys from CSI, but they sure are making the big bucks.