The business of television is a lucrative one, even for those who only play a part in the widely popular genre of Reality TV. Some Reality TV stars bring in an exorbitant amount of money, making President Barack Obama’s salary (rumored to be a measly 400k plus perks) seem like pocket change. Donald Trump, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian have very successful careers but they wouldn’t be raking in the dough if it wasn’t for the reality TV trend.
With two-bit celebrities earning more than one of the most esteemed positions in the world, it makes you wonder what Americans value most…
Simon Cowell brings in a whopping $90 million a year for his role as judge and producer for the famous talent-seeking reality show The X-Factor. Simon Cowell got his big break in the U.S. when he brought his overly-critical role as a judge to American Idol.