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Cowell 10th spot on celeb rich list

Simon Cowell has slipped down the celebrity rich list, after taking in £57 million.

After the X Factor boss's 2011 earnings stayed exactly the same as in 2010, he slid from ninth to tenth place in Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List, the Daily Mail reports.

Oprah Winfrey was the highest paid celebrity - she is estimated to have earned £104 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

She beat Transformers: Dark Of The Moon director Michael Bay, who came second with £101 million.

Third place went to War Horse and The Adventures Of Tintin director Steven Spielberg, who earned £82 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer was in fourth place with £72 million. His 2011 movie Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed over a billion dollars at the global box office, making it the highest-earning film of the series.

Record producer Dr Dre was in fifth place, mostly thanks to his Beats by Dr Dre headphones.

Simon's current UK X Factor has lost viewers compared to last year's series, while his US version did not gain as big an audience as he predicted.

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