LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Sharon Osbourne reportedly earns more than $400,000 as an "X-Factor" judge while contestants take home $400 for their part in the British TV talent search.
"Sharon didn't make any major demands to be in the show, other than her paycheck. She gets around $60,000 per episode as well as other perks including first-class travel, stylists and a bodyguard. Louis (Walsh, fellow judge,) is getting half that but he isn't such a big name. Sharon is a TV star in her own right thanks to 'The Osbournes.'" said an unidentified TV insider.
Cowell is expected to net more than $2 million from the series and related activities, such as an "X-Factor" tour and albums.