Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell made £57 million in 2011 alone!

Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell pocketed a whopping £57 million last year alone, it has been revealed this week.

The music mogul has been named the UK's wealthiest celeb, ahead of the likes of David Beckham and Elton John thanks to his empire of TV shows and music ventures.

The 52-year-old's fortune was enough o see him top the UK's rich list, compiled by OK! magazine, ahead of rockband U2 who made £55 million last year.

X Factor judge Gary Barlow wasn't that far behind with his Take That band mates, as their sell our European tour saw them take away £40 million.

Other names ho made the list included Eamonn Holmes, who makes £2.8 million a year with his presenting work, and Jeremy Clarkson, who took home £4.5 million in the past twelve months.

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