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Simon Cowell beats Susan Boyle, One Direction on reality TV rich list

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Simon Cowell has topped the rankings of the richest reality TV stars in the UK.

The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent boss heads up Now magazine's Reality TV Rich List with an estimated £225 million - more than ten times second-placed Susan Boyle, who is worth £22 million.

Simon Cowell
Judges arriving at the 'Britian's Got Talent' auditions
London, England - 07.02.12

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Half of the top 50 have featured on singing shows like The X Factor and Pop Idol, while seven have featured on "scripted reality" programmes like The Only Way Is Essex.

Britain's Got Talent accounts for five placings on the list, as does Big Brother, while only two have featured on The Apprentice and one became rich via Dragon's Den.

Rylan Clark
The X Factor finalists at the rehearsal studios
London, England - 12.11.12
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Susan Boyle

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The magazine predicts that X Factor loser and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark is on course to earn over £1 million by the end of 2013.

Top 20 Richest Reality TV stars according to Now are as follows:

1. Simon Cowell - £225m
2. Susan Boyle - £22m
3. One Direction - £20m each
4. Katie Price - £17.5m
5. Cheryl Cole - £15m
6. Will Young - £13.5m
7. Leona Lewis - £12m
8. Levi Roots - £12m
9. Myleene Klass - £11m
10. Francis Boulle - £10.1m
11. Kimberly Walsh - £6.8m
12. Gareth Gates - £6.5m
13. Nicola Roberts - £6.5m
14. Peter Andre - £6.3m
15. Sarah Harding - £6.3m
16. Alexandra Burke - £6.1m
17. Paul Potts - £6m
18. Nadine Coyle - £6m
19. JLS - £6m
20. Paul Torrisi - £5.5m

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