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Oprah - Highest paid star on US television

Published: Saturday, September 29, 2007, 14:51 [IST]

Saturday, September 29, 2007

London,(ANI): Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has topped a list of the highest paid stars on US television, earning 130 million pounds between June 2006 and June 2007.Coming in at a distant second was 'American Idol" judge Simon Cowell who pulled in 22.5 million pounds thanks to the show and other projects. This spot on the list went to Judith Sheindlin, who raked in 15 million pounds for her her own syndicated court show, 'Judge Judy", reports the Daily Mail.

According to the list in the U.S. issue of TV Guide magazine, the top five was rounded off by CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric and 'Scrubs" star Zach Braff, who earned 7.5 million pounds, and 3.15 million pounds respectively.

The list for the top five highest paid stars on U.S. television, as per TV Guide is:

1. Oprah Winfrey (The Oprah Winfrey Show): 130m pounds

2. Simon Cowell (American Idol): 22.5m pounds

3. Judge Sheindlin (Judge Judy): 15m pounds

4. Katie Couric (CBS Evening News Anchor): 7.5m pounds

5. Zach Braff (Scrubs): 3.15m pounds

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