Forbes Finds Howard Stern, Glenn Beck Are Top Earners
November 4, 2014 at 3:52 AM (PT)
Two of radio's biggest personalities have made FORBES' list of the highest paid entertainers.
"AMERICA’S GOT TALENT judge HOWARD STERN ties [SIMON] COWELL at the top of our list with $95 million," writes FORBES. "STERN makes most of his money from his lucrative contract with SIRIUSXM, but he gets an estimated $15 million per year from his work as a judge on the talent show. STERN’s contract with SIRIUS is up in 2015 but the company’s CFO says he expects SIRIUS and STERN will be able to hammer out a new agreement."
The magazine explains, "to compile our list we talked to agents, managers, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for entertainment-related earnings for each celebrity."
GLENN BECK was ranked third on FORBES' list with $90 million. "Though it may seem like the right-wing talk show host has faded from the scene, he’s actually been as busy as ever at his online site, THE BLAZE," notes FORBES. "BECK is the poster boy for taking a TV brand online and making a mint. His loyal fans pay $10 per month to access his video content online. Talkers like SARAH PALIN have followed his lead with mixed results. BECK pads out his BLAZE earnings on the lucrative speaking circuit."