Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw is TV's highest paid star

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Daytime TV talk show host Dr. Phil is television's highest paid star.

The Associated Press reports that financial magazine Forbes has published its list of the highest paid television stars for 2017.

Dr. Phil earned a reported $79 million. Coming in second place is comic and TV host Ellen DeGeneres with $77 million.

Here's the full list of the top 10 highest paid stars: 

1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).

2. Ellen DeGeneres, $77 million (talk-show host, personality, producer).

3. Jerry Seinfeld, $69 million (comedian, sitcom star).

4. Gordon Ramsay, $60 million (personality, celebrity chef).

5. Ryan Seacrest, $58 million (personality, radio host, producer).

6. Louis C.K., $52 million (sitcom star, comedian, producer).

7. Judy Sheindlin, $47 million (courtroom-show host, personality).

8. Kim Kardashian West, $45.5 million (reality show star, personality).

9. Simon Cowell, $43.5 million (TV personality, producer).

10. Steve Harvey, $42.5 million (TV host, comedian).

Television viewers in Louisville can see "The Dr. Phil Show" Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. on WDRB. 

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