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Howard Stern

$20 Million Is for Chumps!

12/15/2011 9:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



0_7kxfg2n6_1_uex5urt4(1)Howard Stern pooh-poohed the notion that he was only pulling in 20 million measly dollars a year for his freshly-minted role as a judge on "America's Got Talent."

Stern was out in NYC today -- hours after the announcement -- when a camera dude asked if he was making $20 mil.  Stern's response:  "Do I work for that little?"  Stern laughed -- yes, to the bank.

The reason the camera guy asked the question -- there were reports he was settling on $20 mil.  But let's put this in context.  Stern signed a 5-year deal with Sirius XM for an estimated $400 million.

Short story -- he's way richer than you.

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Anonymous    

OMG We won'*****ch the show anymore. Why didn't they pick someone as good as Piers.

1045 days ago
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campy    

You know who he kinda looks like in that picture? The guy on the front of a Quaker Oats can.

1045 days ago
63.

Phreaky    

And he's Jewish, he'll have every penny of that money when he dies.

1045 days ago
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Phreaky    

Have never watched AGT, but I will when Howard is on it.

1045 days ago
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birdman    

howard stern on the show = I will now watch it again

1045 days ago
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OnceRabidFan    

What a sad legacy, Howard. You could have gone out on top a few years ago. You've become everything you scorned. It's not "evolving" that you are doing. It's called "selling out," which you did when you got to Sirius. Keep taking money, you narcissistic fraud.

1045 days ago
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Superman    

He's definitely not worth it. He's gonna do something to get himself kicked-off of TV. He's a lowlife douchebag. Sirius XM has gone near bankrupt because of their stupid contract with Stern. Their stock has been like around $1.80 for years.

1045 days ago
68.

Sandra     

Howard will turn people off and this show will go off the air sooner than later and that's ok!!

1045 days ago
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LisaMB    

think about that for one minute....20 million...think about being offered 20 million and thinking, "that's not even close" and pushing for more. entertainment industry and the poeple in it have their heads rammed way too far up their own @sses....so does the sport industry. and the public perpetuates it! i feel gross.

1045 days ago
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ERIC    

What happened to his mouth?!!!!

1045 days ago
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Herman    

Boycott American have talent, this guy do not nothing about music!!!!

1045 days ago
72.

rider    

Amazing,let a talentless person judge talent, and dump mega bux on them, who made this horrible choice, expect a premature ending of this show.

1045 days ago
73.

LVLEXUS    

I WILL NEVER WATCH A.I. AGAIN!!! NOT WITH THAT BUTT WIPE ON THE SHOW!

1045 days ago
74.

DG    

I've never listened to HS on the radio, so this should be a real treat to see him live on TV - after all, he is the replacement for that wonderful British guy, so he has to be a bit of a nurd. Let's give him a chance.

1045 days ago
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tootaxed    

WAHHHH

1045 days ago
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