It was reportetd that she would receive $12 million a year, just like Jennifer Lopez did for her first season on the show. But the information was not correct. Mariah is actually making $18 million and becomes the highest paid judge in reality television.
Not only she dwarfs the contract Jennifer Lopez signed when she joined the judge’s table, but she’s also making more than Britney Spears on ‘X Factor’. Britney receives $15 million a year for her ‘X Factor’ judge job.
“It’s gonna be so much fun working on American Idol. As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM! – MC”, the 42-year-old mother-of-twins wrote on Twitter.