Simon Cowell tops reality television's rich list

Simon Cowell has reportedly made it to the top position on the Now magazine’s list of the wealthiest reality TV stars. The man behind the TV shows that created most of the stars on this list is leading the way with an estimated 225 million pounds, the Mirror reported.

The former manager of Zig and Zag (true story) made his money from selling franchises like Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor — in addition to what he rakes from all the X Factor acts signed to his Syco record label.

On the other hand, Susan Boyle has made it to the second position, with 22 million pounds each, while boyband heartthrobs One Direction have made around 20 million pounds each.

There’s only one Made In Chelsea star in the top 20, with Francis Boulle sitting on a fortune of 10.1 million pounds. The top 10 on the list includes: 1. Simon Cowell — 225 m pounds, 2. Susan Boyle — 22m pounds, 3. One Direction — 20 m pounds each, 4. Katie Price — 17.5 m pounds, 5. Cheryl Cole — 15 m pounds, 6. Will Young — 13.5 m pounds, 7. Leona Lewis — 12 m pounds, 8. Levi Roots — 12 m pounds, 9. Myleene Klass — 11 m pounds, and 10. Francis Boulle — 10.1 m pounds