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Cowell Makes the Annual Rich List

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 9:00pm

'American Idol's' most critical judge is sure raking in the cash.

Published reports say British music producer Simon Cowell has increased his personal fortune by sixty-nine million dollars over the last year.

The Sunday Times' says Cowell makes the annual 'Rich List' partly because he made hundreds of millions from TV work alone in the past year.

This is Cowell's last season on 'American Idol'. He's taking ownership of FOX's 'The X-Factor', another talent-type show. 'The X-Factor' is expected to debut next year.