Talk titan Oprah Winfrey is television's No. 1 earner, having reaped $260 million between June 2006 and June 2007, says the Forbes TV 20 ranking. Coming in at a distant No. 2 is Jerry Seinfeld, with a $60 mil payday, while Simon Cowell placed third with $45 mil.

Other notable finishes: David Letterman (at No. 4, with $40 mil), Jay Leno (No. 6, $32 mil) Tyra Banks (No. 12, $18 mil), Ryan Seacrest (No. 16, $14 mil) and Barbara Walters (No. 18, $12 mil).