Which celebrities get paid the most to appear on the unscripted side of the TV landscape?

Thanks to Variety, we've learned who makes the most amount of money for their services. 

There are some shockers below. Prepare yourselves…

1. Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen makes a mammoth $50 million per year on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

2. Judge Judy

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One of the most famous judges to ever grace TV screens snags $47 million per year for laying down the law.

3. Matt Lauer

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Matt Lauer makes $25 million per year for appearing on NBC’s Today Show.

4. Katy Perry

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Katy Perry has joined the rejigged American Idol at ABC, and she is getting $25 million for the new season.

5. Kelly Ripa

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When she’s not bickering with her co-hosts, she’s making $22 million per year on Live With Kelly & Ryan.

6. Megyn Kelly

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Megyn earns $18 million per year for her services on NBC news.

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