$125m loss but Oprah is top paid celeb

She is down a whopping $125m on last year but Oprah Winfrey still topsĀ Forbes’ list of highest paid celebities.

The media mogul earned an estimated $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012, down from $290 million a year earlier. Next year, Forbes said, it won’t be including any of Winfrey’s syndication money, meaning she could lose her No. 1 spot.

1. Oprah Winfrey
$165 million
The media mogul’s earnings fell by a staggering $125 million from last year. However, even with the drop, she remains the highest earner on the list, just inching out director Michael Bay.

2. Michael Bay
$160 million

3. Steven Spielberg
$130 million

4. Jerry Bruckheimer
$115 million

5. Dr. Dre
$110 million

6. Tyler Perry
$105 million

7. Howard Stern
$95 million

8. James Patterson
$94 million

9. George Lucas
$90 million

10. Simon Cowell
$90 million

The top 20 also included Dr Phil, Donald Trump and Ryan Seacrest.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


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