More About America’s Got Talent

Terry Fator, the ventriloquist, went on to sign as a headliner at The Mirage in Las Vegas after his America's Got Talent win.
Simon Cowell will likely be the judge taking home the biggest paycheck, seeing as he is the boss of the show and brought America's Got Talent over from the popular British series. His net worth is said to be around $95 million.
America's Got Talent hopefuls are not paid to audition, but if they go through to the live finals, each act - and parent guardian if they're younger than 18 - receive $25 for meals and expenses outside the audition, as well as have a hotel room booked for them.