19. Ryan Seacrest: $59 million
Two deals signed by Ryan Seacrest have ensured the American television presenter enjoyed a bumper pay packet this year. Seacrest agreed to host 'American Idol' for another two years and extended his presence on cable company Comcast to cover news, sport and entertainment on NBC, as well as his duties on E!
To add to his earnings, Seacrest produces several shows, most notably 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'.