Poor Simon Cowell made "only" £57 million in 2011

Simon Cowell

Poor X Factor boss Simon Cowell has slid down the world's celebrity rich list, having made "only" £57million in 2011.

The music mogul failed to boos this earnings from 2010, leaving him to fall four spots on the rich list to number nine.

With £57 million to his name however, we doubt he minds too much.

The former A&R executive is the only Brit on the newly compiled list, which is perhaps unsurprisingly topped by Oprah Winfrey, with over £100 million.

Film directors Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer all boosted their worth over the past 12 months to move up inside the Top 10.

A spokesman for Forbes, who complied the celebrity rich list, commented: “To determine who the highest-paid celebrities are, we considered upfront pay, profit participation, ­residuals, endorsements and advertising work.”

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