2011 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011  

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Using their list of the 100 most powerful celebrities, Forbes magazine ranks the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world. While others may try, these celebs are both the most powerful and the highest paid for the year ending May 2011.

Also ranking as the richest and most-exposed on television and the radio for the year, TV host Oprah Winfrey reigned supreme as the highest-paid celebrity for the year. Miss Winfrey earned a whopping $290 million, which was nearly $100 million more than the second place earner, the rock band U2.

Though they didn't rank as high for other Forbes celebrity lists, like celebrities with the most online exposure, other top celebrities in terms of earnings included film producers Tyler Perry, who was third, and Jerry Bruckheimer, who was fifth. A second rock band, Bon Jovi, came in fourth with $125 million in earnings.

As this list shows, even the last-place earner here raked in $7 million during the year. As that's a wage most of us would due to have, it certainly proves that the entertainment business is certainly a lucrative one.

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Oprah Winfrey age 63 - $290 million

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
U2 $195 million

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Tyler Perry age 47 - $130 million

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Bon Jovi $125 million

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Jerry Bruckheimer age 73 - $113 million

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Steven Spielberg age 70 - $107 million

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Elton John age 70 - $100 million

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Lady Gaga age 31 - $90 million

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Simon Cowell age 57 - $90 million

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James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
James Patterson age 70 - $84 million

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Phil McGraw age 66 - $80 million

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Leonardo DiCaprio age 42 - $77 million

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Howard Stern age 63 - $76 million

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Tiger Woods age 41 - $75 million

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Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Dick Wolf age 70 - $70 million

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Jerry Seinfeld age 61 - $70 million

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
James Cameron age 62 - $70 million

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Paul McCartney age 74 - $67 million

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Rush Limbaugh age 66 - $64 million

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Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Ryan Seacrest age 42 - $61 million

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Donald Trump age 70 - $60 million

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Kobe Bryant age 38 - $53 million

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Justin Bieber age 23 - $53 million

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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Christopher Nolan age 46 - $53 million

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Johnny Depp age 53 - $50 million

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Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Toby Keith age 55 - $50 million

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
LeBron James age 32 - $48 million

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Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Phil Mickelson age 46 - $47 million

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Roger Federer age 35 - $47 million

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Usher age 38 - $46 million

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
David Letterman age 70 - $45 million

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Ellen DeGeneres age 59 - $45 million

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Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Gisele Bündchen age 36 - $45 million

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Mark Burnett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Mark Burnett age 56 - $45 million

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Taylor Swift age 27 - $45 million

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Katy Perry age 32 - $44 million

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Adam Sandler age 50 - $40 million

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Glenn Beck age 53 - $40 million

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
David Beckham age 41 - $40 million

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Charlie Sheen age 51 - $40 million

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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Brad Paisley age 43 - $40 million

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Cristiano Ronaldo age 32 - $38 million

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Jay-Z age 47 - $37 million

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Will Smith age 47 - $36 million

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Tom Hanks age 60 - $35 million

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Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Sean Combs age 47 - $35 million

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Alex Rodriguez age 41 - $35 million

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Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 100 Highest Paid Celebrities In The World: Power List 2011
Chuck Lorre age 65 - $35 million