Simon Cowell may get one of the biggest pay raises in TV history – he's been offered $100 – $140 million per year to return to American Idol when his contract expires next May, according to the British newspaper The Guardian. Cowell, who reportedly made $36 million per year under his current contract, has been publicly balking at renewing with Idol, which makes $900 million per year. Cowell reportedly wants to create his own entertainment empire which would allow him to own all the rights to new shows he creates. (Photo: WENN)