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American Idol

How Much Does Simon Cowell Make?

Just in case you were wondering… Being mean pays. Seriously, if you don’t believe us, just ask Simon Cowell, whose income is a truly staggering $208,000…PER DAY! With all that cash, you’d think he could do himself up a little bit nicer, right? Like, why the stretchy-black v-neck tees all the time, Simon? Guess when you’re that rich, you’ve got nothing to prove to anyone.

Due to Simon’s retaining ownership over several hit TV shows, including The X-Factor and America’s Got Talent, as well as some multi-million dollar wheeling and dealing over the past few years, he raked in $52.4 million dollars, just in nine months of 2009. The grumpy Brit is on his way to becoming a billionaire within the next six years!

Source: Hollyscoop

04.16.2011 / 07:43 AM EDT by David Connell
Related: American Idol, Gossip, Simon Cowell

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