Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Nov 10, 2009 | 7:20pm EST

Prime time's top-earning men

<p>1:Simon Cowell is the top earner among television's prime-time men according to a new ranking from Forbes. The "American Idol" judge took home an estimated $75 million this year. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

1:Simon Cowell is the top earner among television's prime-time men according to a new ranking from Forbes. The "American Idol" judge took home an estimated $75 million this year. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

1:Simon Cowell is the top earner among television's prime-time men according to a new ranking from Forbes. The "American Idol" judge took home an estimated $75 million this year. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Close
1 / 10
<p>2: "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump took second with estimated earnings of $50 million. 



REUTERS/David Moir </p>

2: "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump took second with estimated earnings of $50 million. REUTERS/David Moir

2: "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump took second with estimated earnings of $50 million. REUTERS/David Moir

Close
2 / 10
<p>3: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest took third with $38 million. 



REUTERS/Chris Pizzello</p>

3: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest took third with $38 million. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

3: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest took third with $38 million. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

Close
3 / 10
<p>4: "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen took in $21 million.  



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

4: "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen took in $21 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

4: "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen took in $21 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Close
4 / 10
<p>5: "The Office" star Steve Carell took in $20 million. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

5: "The Office" star Steve Carell took in $20 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

5: "The Office" star Steve Carell took in $20 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Close
5 / 10
<p>6: "Deal or No Deal" host Howie Mandel took in $15 million.  



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

6: "Deal or No Deal" host Howie Mandel took in $15 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

6: "Deal or No Deal" host Howie Mandel took in $15 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Close
6 / 10
<p>7: "24" star Kiefer Sutherland took in $13 million. 



REUTERS/Fred Prouser </p>

7: "24" star Kiefer Sutherland took in $13 million. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

7: "24" star Kiefer Sutherland took in $13 million. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Close
7 / 10
<p>8: "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" host Jeff Foxworthy took home $11 million. 



REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

8: "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" host Jeff Foxworthy took home $11 million. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

8: "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" host Jeff Foxworthy took home $11 million. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Close
8 / 10
<p>9: "House" star Hugh Laurie took in $10 million. 



REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

9: "House" star Hugh Laurie took in $10 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

9: "House" star Hugh Laurie took in $10 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Close
9 / 10
<p>10: And "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso took home $9 million this year. 



REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

10: And "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso took home $9 million this year. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

10: And "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso took home $9 million this year. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Close
10 / 10

Next Slideshows

Glamour women

Rihanna joined British fashion designer Stella McCartney and journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling to be honored at the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year award show.

Nov 10 2009

China fashion week

Backstage and collection highlights from Beijing.

Nov 09 2009

Pakistan fashion

Models strut the catwalk during Fashion Pakistan Week, after the event was rescheduled twice due to security concerns.

Nov 09 2009

Rihanna breaks her silence

Rihanna breaks her silence about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her.

Nov 06 2009

MORE IN PICTURES

Meet Team USA

Meet Team USA

Portraits of the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Violence in Myanmar that began last month has forced more than 480,000 Rohingya to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

Canyon Fire in California

Canyon Fire in California

Firefighters are battling the fast-moving Canyon Fire that broke out on the border of Orange and Riverside counties.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

At the epicenter of Mexico's earthquake

At the epicenter of Mexico's earthquake

Picking up the pieces in San Juan Pilcaya and Axochiapan, two towns near the epicenter of last week's devastating earthquake in central Mexico.

St. Croix damage from above

St. Croix damage from above

Aerial photos of the destruction to St. Croix following Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico in the dark

Puerto Rico in the dark

Much of the island is still without electricity five days after Maria struck with ferocious winds and torrential rains.

Athletes protest racial injustice

Athletes protest racial injustice

Athletes stage on-field protests against police brutality and racial injustice, as President Donald Trump called for owners to fire those who refuse to stand during the anthem.

Rio de Janeiro's drug war

Rio de Janeiro's drug war

Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers pour into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum in a bid to help quell drug-related violence.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast