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Mariah Carey’s ‘American Idol’ Paycheck: $18 Million?

Mariah Carey is not only the newest ‘American Idol’ judge, but she is also the highest paid judge in reality TV!

Related: Mariah Carey Officially Joins ‘American Idol’

TMZ reports that Mariah‘s one year ‘Idol’ paycheck is somewhere around $18 million!

If the reports are true, the “Obsessed” singer topped Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly made $12 million in her first year as an ‘American Idol’ judge, and Britney Spears who is said to be getting $15 million for her X Factor gig.

“It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol. As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM! –MC”, she tweeted.

Looks like Mariah made it after all. True, she didn’t get double what J.Lo was getting, like hubby Nick Cannon suggested, but she is the highest paid judge in reality television!

Read: Nick Cannon Thinks ‘American Idol’ Can’t Afford Mariah Carey

Congrats, MC!

What do you think of Mariah Carey‘s ‘Idol’ paycheck?

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