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A New King Of Late Night Salaries? – How Much Money Do These TV Stars Make?

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There is a new king of late night, if you go by their salaries! TV Guide Magazine will issue its annual survey of star salaries this week, but here is a sneak peak they released today! The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, that puts Stewart ahead of Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno now earns around $20 million a year. Letterman is also said to be in the $20 million range.

Our favorite weekly shows have some high paid actors as well! Ashton Kutcher is the top paid actor in prime time with $750,000 an episode for his role on Two and a Half Men. NCIS star Mark Harmon is the highest paid actor in drama, with $525,000 an episode plus a piece of the show’s profits. There could be NEW top earners this season!  Listen to THIS! Sources tell TV Guide Magazine the three leads of The Big Bang Theory — Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco — are expected to seek new deals that pay them up to $1 million an episode (each currently earns around $325,000 an episode).  I have not seen that since Friends, right?

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And how about your favorite Judges?  Judge Judy makes  $47 million a year for the top rated syndicated daytime show Judge Judy. Other Judges like, Blake Shelton on The Voice, makes $4 million per show cycle and Keith Urban makes $5 million a year on American Idol!  Those are some costly opinions!   But, no one is making more money than this guy.  A guy you LOVE to hear speak the truth to our up and coming singers.  Mr. Simon Cowell earns $95 million a year for his ownership of the music competition franchise The X Factor.

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Some other noteworthy salaries include: Matt Lauer (NBC): $22-25 million A full list of salaries for more than 150 stars appears in this week’s of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, August 22!

Wow, I need to ask for a raise!

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