Simon Cowell, Susan Boyle & One Direction top reality tv 'rich list'

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Simon Cowell, Susan Boyle and those One Direction boys are packing a punch in the wallet department - they've topped this year's reality TV rich list.

Uncle Si himself nabbed the number one spot by quite a margin - with rumoured earnings of 225m to second place Susan Boyle's 22m.

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TWO. HUNDRED. AND. TWENTY. FIVE. MILLION. Bladdy Nora.

One Direction meanwhile, came in at a respectable numero three - supposedly after banking a cool 20m. Each.

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Which technically puts them at second place, if you add it all together - but we're not ones to quibble.

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NOW GET READY FOR SOME STATS.

Out of the top 50 that made the list - published by Now magazine - half are alumni from singing-based shows such as The X Factor and Pop Idol, while seven made their big bucks after appearing on 'dramality' shows like TOWIE and Made in Chelsea.

Meanwhile five of the high-earners come from Britain's Got Talent, five from Big Brother, two from the apprentice and one lonely fella from Dragon's Den.

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We're not being funny, right, but surely Uncle Si wouldn't miss one measly million? Go on Simon, chuck it our way?

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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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