The impeccable Oprah Winfrey made roughly $260 million dollars last year from her TV show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and her production company HARPO. Not bad for a girl from Tennessee. Simon Cowell was second earning $45 million bucks.
Here is a look at the Top Five Salaries from TV:
TOP FIVE (all salaries are 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