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Simon Cowell tops the US highest earner list Forbes

By Sherna Noah

Simon Cowell has been named the top-earning entertainment personality in the US - taking almost £60m in just one year.

Forbes puts The X Factor judge (55) at the top of the list of big-earners for estimated earnings for the 12 months to June 2014.

The publisher said that the TV and music mogul's millions came from his X Factor and Got Talent earnings around the globe, as well as chart-toppers One Direction.

Shock jock Howard Stern, who is also a judge on America's Got Talent, took joint first place with Cowell.

The top 10 also featured foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay, who continues to enjoy huge success in the US with his restaurant rescue show, in ninth place with £29m.

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