Simon Cowell Offered Big Money to Stick with Idol

The New York Post reports this morning that Simon Cowell, who is in the midst of renegotiating his American Idol contract beyond the 2010 season, has been offered between $100 million and $144 million per year.

The figures come from London newspaper, The Guardian:

A source close to Fuller says that Cowell has already been offered three to four times the $36m he was paid for American Idol in 2008 – but then, he is the most important person on the show and the series makes $900m a year and attracts audiences of 25 million.

Those figures sound reasonable to me. I could see Fuller offering to make Simon and his production company Syco, a partner in the show.

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