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America’s Highest-Paid TV Stars

by | 25th, July 2007

THE list of the highest-paid television stars in the United States, according to a list in TV Guide magazine’s July 23 issue.

Oprah Winfrey (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”): $260 millionSimon 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

NETWORK PRIME TIME (all salaries are per episode)

William Petersen (“CSI”): $500,000

Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”): $350,000

Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”): $350,000

Chris Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”): $350,000

Hugh Laurie (“House”): $300,000

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“New Adventures of Old Christine”): $225,000

Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”): $200,000

Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”): $200,000

DAYTIME (all salaries are per year)

Judge Judy: $30 million

Bob Barker: $10 million

Maury Povich (per year plus profits): $7 million

Ellen DeGeneres: $5 million

Jerry Springer: $3 million – 4 million

Tyra Banks: $3.5 million

NEWS ANCHORS (all salaries are per year)

Katie Couric (“CBS Evening News” anchor): $15 million

Matt Lauer (NBC “Today” co-anchor): $12 million

Meredith Vieira (NBC “Today” co-anchor): $10 million



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