Even though Paula Abdul had been with American Idol since day one, she was offered much less in salary then that of her fellow workmates, both whom are male.

Abdul’s asking price was $12 Million, however, it was “no dice” from Idol brass, in stark contrast to Ryan Seacrest, who recently inked a new deal for over $45 Million plus other incentives, while Simon Cowel is reportedly making at least $100 Million a year also with heavy incentives.


A lot of mud was slung as to why Abdul is leaving the popular singing competition that she helped make famous, but when you look at the facts, it comes down to dollars and cents, men are paid dollars and women are often paid cents.