The reason why Simon Cowell is looking even smugger than usual

The highest-earning entertainment personalities in the United States have been named by Forbes, but the US natives have all been trounced by a foreigner – Simon Cowell.

Here are the top-earners and how much they are estimated to have banked in the 12 months to June this year.

1 Simon Cowell £59m

2 Howard Stern £59m

3 Glenn Beck £56m

4 Oprah Winfrey £51m

5 Phil McGraw £48m

6 Ellen DeGeneres £44m

7 Rush Limbaugh £41m

8 Ryan Seacrest £40.6m

9 Gordon Ramsay £29m

10 Judge Judy £29m

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