Top-earning TV stars

July 19, 2017
This combination photo shows TV personalities, top row from left, Dr. Phil McGraw, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Gordon Ramsay, Ryan Seacrest and bottom row from left, Louis C.K., Judy Sheindlin, Kim Kardashian West, Simon Cowell and Steve Harvey, who are among some of the world,Äôs top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. (AP Photo, File)

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, US$79 million (approximately J$10.1 billion)

2. Ellen DeGeneres, US$77 million (approximately J$9.86 billion) 

3. Jerry Seinfeld, US$69 million (approximately J$8.84 billion)

4. Gordon Ramsay, US$60 million (approximately J$7.69 billion).

5. Ryan Seacrest, US$58 million (approximately J$7.43 billion).

6. Louis C.K., US$52 million (approximately J$6.66 billion)

7. Judy Sheindlin, US$47 million (approximately J$7.43 billion).

8. Kim Kardashian West, US$45.5 million (approximately J$5.8 billion).

9. Simon Cowell, US$43.5 million (approximately J$5.57 billion).

10. Steve Harvey, US$42.5 million (approximately J$5.44 billion).

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