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Washington (ANI): 'American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has been named the top earning man on prime-time U.S. Television by Forbes magazine. Cowell earned 75 million dollars last year, reports Us magazine.Forbes'' list of Top Male Earners on prime-time U.S. TV is based on estimated pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2008 to June 1, 2009.
'The Apprentice" host Donald Trump came second in the list with 50 million dollars while Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest landed the third spot with 38 million dollars. 'Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen, who netted 21 million dollars, and 'Office" star Steve Carell, with an estimated 21 million dollars, rounded off the top five.
The top 10 are:
1. Simon Cowell (75 million dollars) 2. Donald Trump (50 million dollars) 3. Ryan Seacrest (38 million dollars) 4. Charlie Sheen (21 million dollars) 5. Steve Carell (21 million dollars) 6. Howie Mandel (15 million dollars) 7. Kiefer Sutherland (13 million dollars) 8. Jeff Foxworthy (11 million dollars) 9. Hugh Laurie (10 million dollars) 10. David Caruso (9 million dollars)