Cowell basks in earnings glory


British music mogul Simon Cowell’s annual earnings, estimated to be $45 million, has found him a second place in a new poll of US TV’s highest-paid stars. However, his salary still cannot touch Oprah Winfrey’s earnings and she tops the list. Winfrey’s yearly income is $260 million, reports Cowell is the brains behind popular talent sho-ws America’s Got Talent and American Idol, with the latter attracting over 30 million viewers per episode.