Forbes Celeb 100 List Photos

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Wednesday, May 18, 2011

9 of 10: Simon Cowell, who is best known as the acerbic judge formerly from 'American Idol,' is set to launch the American version of 'The X Factor' this fall on Fox. The 51-year-old icon earned the no. 9 spot on Forbes' list and earned more than $90 million last year. (Pictured: Simon Cowell appears in an undated publicity photo for 'American Idol.') (Michael Becker / FOX)