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The Highest Paid Celebrities of 2013

The highest paid celebrities of 2013 range from the top stars in music, movies, television, news and sports, but all have one thing in common: In 2013, they all made a boatload of money. To put things simply, according to Forbes, these celebrities made more by getting out of bed in the morning than most did all year.

While many of the names on this list of the highest-paid celebrities of 2013 were also on the list of highest paid celebrities of 2012, there was a shakeup at the top. Television mogul Oprah Winfrey not only lost her spot atop the list but dropped out of the top ten entirely, despite making $77 million during the year. Instead, another powerful woman in the entertainment industry beat out all the rest as the highest paid. Madonna, through her tour, merchandise and various business dealings, earned $125 million in 2013, enough to take this year's top spot.

Moving further down the list, movie tycoons like Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer all retained their spots in the top ten with over $80 million in earnings but had some new company. E.L. James, author of "50 Shades of Grey," pulled in $95 million, enough to go from being unranked in 2012 to fourth in 2013.

If these numbers look huge, and your measly salary suddenly doesn't look so great, don't feel bad. These are the richest of the rich in the entertainment business and with a lot of hard work and a little luck, the next aspiring actor, musician, television personality, filmmaker, athlete, author or even you could be the next big thing to break into this list in 2014!
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    age 56 $125 million

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    age 68 $100 million

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    age 55 $95 million

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    age 51 $95 million

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    age 60 $95 million

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    age 67 $91 million

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    age 50 $90 million

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    age 49 $82 million

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    age 71 $80 million

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    age 28 $80 million

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    $79 million

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    age 45 $78 million

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    age 39 $78 million

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    age 60 $77 million

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    age 49 $75 million

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    age 64 $72 million

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    age 33 $71 million

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    age 68 $70 million

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    age 63 $66 million

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    age 53 $65 million

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    Coldplay $64 million

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    age 54 $63 million

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    age 68 $63 million

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    age 36 $62 million

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    age 40 $61 million

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    age 30 $60 million

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    age 34 $60 million

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    age 20 $58 million

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    age 56 $56 million

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    age 25 $55 million

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    age 46 $55 million

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    age 41 $55 million

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    age 52 $55 million

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    age 33 $53 million

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    age 46 $53 million

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    age 43 $52 million

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    age 35 $51 million

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    age 53 $50 million

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    age 44 $49 million

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    age 39 $47 million

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    age 42 $46 million

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    age 30 $46 million

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    age 45 $45 million

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    age 29 $44 million

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    age 26 $43 million

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    age 45 $42 million

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    age 67 $42 million

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    age 34 $42 million

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    age 27 $41 million

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    age 49 $40 million

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