Here Are The Top 12 Highest Paid People On TV

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The economy may be collapsing and the stock market may be acting like a hooker but fear not, people on TV are still making money.

A lot of money.

What may come as a surprise, however, is who is making the most.

TV Guide has released a list of the biggest salary earners on TV.

We compiled a list of the 12 people making the most money on TV.  

Guaranteed you will be shocked by how much Judge Judy is making.  Geez.  Who knew she was still even on TV.

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