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CHA-CHING! Forbes Releases List of Highest Paid TV Entertainers

The doctor is paid! Dr. Phil tops Forbes list of highest paid TV entertainers at $79 million.

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    Here are some of the world's top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising.

    1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).

    2. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).

    3. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (comedian, sitcom star).

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    4. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million (personality, celebrity chef).

    5. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million (personality, radio host, producer).

    6. Louis C.K., $52 million (sitcom star, comedian, producer).

    7. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million (courtroom-show host, personality).

    8. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million (reality show star, personality).

    9. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million (TV personality, producer).

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    10. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million (TV host, comedian).