What does the winner of America's Got Talent get?

AMERICA’s Got Talent season 16 is coming to a close – but there can only be one winner.

All of these incredibly amazing acts are now hoping to scoop the AGT crown, and of course that top prize.

What does the winner of America's Got Talent get?

All of the ten America's Got Talent stars who have made it to the final are hoping to win that HUGE prize.

The winner gets a massive cash prize of $1M.

Not only do they get this, they also get the opportunity to headline a residency at Luxor in Las Vegas.

The winner also receives huge publicity from the show which can help launch their career.

Is the $1 million prize paid out over 40 years?

Viewers who stay tuned to the last seconds of the closing credits know that the winner of AGT doesn’t actually become an instant millionaire.

A disclaimer explains: “The prize, which totals $1,000,000, is payable in a financial annuity over forty years, or the contestant may choose to receive the present cash value of such annuity.”

If the winner chooses instead to take the present cash value of the annuity, it's estimated they could get about $430K (based on a fixed rate of 5 per cent), less state and federal taxes.

According to Reality Blurred, AGT‘s Season 5 winner Michael Grimm took home a little more than $200K after choosing the lump sum option.

Who are America's Got Talent 2021 finalists?

The 10 AGT finalists for 2021 are:

  • Opera singer Victory Brinker, nine years old from Pennsylvania
  • Magician Léa Kyle, 25, from France
  • Northwell Health Nurse Choir from New York
  • Popstar Brooke Simpson, 30, from North Carolina
  • Comedian Josh Blue, 42, from Colorado
  • Singer Jimmie Herrod, 30, from Oregon
  • World Taekwondo Demonstration Team from South Korea
  • Aerialist Aidan Bryant, 16, from Virginia
  • Comedian Gina Brillon, 41, from New York

Read our America's Got Talent live blog for the very latest news and updates…

When is the America's Got Talent final on TV and how can I watch it?

The America’s Got Talent finale airs TONIGHT (September 15, 2021) at 8pm ET.

The acts performed last night (September 14, 2021) and the results will be read out this evening.

The show also streams on Peacock and Hulu.

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