Talk about a raise! Simon Cowell is going to climb even higher on the rich list if he agrees to stick with American Idol after his contract runs out next May.
This past season, Cowell made a reported $36 million dollars for judging the reality singing competition, but its being reported that Fox and 19 Entertainment are offering him somewhere between $100 and $144 million if he sticks it out in 2010.
Idol rakes in around $900 million per year as is, which it would likely not do without it’s resident villain, so of course they’re going to pay up!
Cowell is silly if he were to turn that down. Something tells me he’s not silly.