7. Highest-Paid Reality Show Stars
Mo’ money, mo’ problems, right, ya’ll? Wrong! Wetpaint Entertainment’s reality TV mafia earn millions just for being their charming selves, but there are a few noteworthy celebs who cashed in some mammoth-sized paychecks.
Winner: Simon Cowell
The snarky The X Factor (and former American Idol) judge rakes in a whopping $75 million per season, which includes producer’s fees. Take a moment to get your mind wrapped around that ridiculous number and then compare it to what his fellow X Factor judges make: Paula Abdul makes a meager $2.5 million and Nicole Scherzinger makes just $1.5 million.
Runner-up: Ryan Seacreast
Ryan only makes $15 million per season of American Idol, but fear not! This hunky host has plenty of money to spend on mani-pedis with the income from his other odd jobs. Hmmm, wonder how Ry feels about the fact that J.Lo just signed an Idol contract for $20 mill per season? Jealous, much?