The top 100 celebrity money earners were announced and the person in the number one spot is Oprah! Forbes magazine produces the list every year and calculates all aspects of their fame and ranks them. For more details on who rounds out the list with more photos and video, keep reading!
Anything the TV mega-star endorses automatically does well, and now she is getting her credit! She was bumped out of the top spot by Angelina Jolie last year, but regains her crown in 2010. The order is “based on earnings in the past 12 months as well as visibility across print, television, radio, online, and social media,” and her $315 million blows everyone else out of the water!
It is crazy to look at celebrities and break down the aspects of their lives and calculate their worth. Other than Oprah, Forbes named some other big names. Beyonce claimed the # 2 spot, and appearing on the list for the first time since ’99, James Cameron’s Avatar’s have gained him third place. Here are the others who made the top 10:
1. Oprah Winfrey, $315 million
2. Beyonce Knowles, $87 million
3. James Cameron, $210 million
4. Lady Gaga, $62 million
5. Tiger Woods, $105 million
6. Britney Spears, $64 million
7. U2, $130 million
8. Sandra Bullock, $56 million
9. Johnny Depp, $75 million
10. Madonna, $58 million
With all the exposure she gets, Lady Gaga made a high appearance this year, and even with the sex scandal, Tiger Woods fame was only down a little from last year.
“A lot of his money is coming from deals that are hold-overs. Sure Accenture dropped him, but there are still companies like EA and Nike that are using him. We took out all the bad publicity from our calculation, and he still got enough publicity to land him as the top sports figure on our list.”
Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson also made their first appearance on the list, and Sandra Bullock & Robert Downey Jr. appeared as well.
You can check out the full list at some of the links above, and tell me what you think about the rankings this year. I think the # 1 spot was well earned by Oprah & Forbes got it right. But that’s my opinion, so tell me what you think, after you check out these photos and video of the star.